Royal Armouries: Press Releases http://www.armouries.org.uk/ The Royal Armouries is home to the United Kingdom’s national collection of arms and armour, including artillery. en Royal Armouries Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss BLOW AWAY THE FESTIVE COBWEBS! - Wed, 17 December 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/blow-away-the-festive-cobwebs Blow away the cobwebs during the Christmas and New Year’s break (December 27 to January 4) with the new-look Explorers’ pack at the Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/blow-away-the-festive-cobwebs
A VICTORIAN MILITARY CHRISTMAS – FORT NELSON STYLE! - Fri, 12 December 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/a-victorian-military-christmasictorian-military-christmas-fort-nelson-style-1 Step back in time at Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson next weekend (December 20 and 21) and experience the sights, smells and sounds of a traditional Victorian military Christmas.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/a-victorian-military-christmasictorian-military-christmas-fort-nelson-style-1
STEP BACK IN TIME THIS CHRISTMAS - Thu, 4 December 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/step-back-in-time-this-christmas History will come alive at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds this Christmas as visitors experience the “make do and mend” skills practised on the Home Front during the two World Wars.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/step-back-in-time-this-christmas
WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE WEAPONS SURRENDER - Wed, 19 November 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/west-yorkshire-police-weapons-surrender West Yorkshire Police is giving people the chance to hand over guns and other weapons.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/west-yorkshire-police-weapons-surrender
FACING-RECOVERING: FIRSTSITE EXHIBITION OF PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ARTISTS AND RECOVERING SOLDIERS NOW OPEN AT ROYAL ARMOURIES AT FORT NELSON - Mon, 17 November 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/firstsite-exhibition-of-partnership-between-artists-and-recovering-soldiers-now-open-at-royal-armouries-at-fort-nelson An exhibition shown earlier this year in firstsite’s University Space which deals with the complex issues facing injured and wounded soldiers in their transition from military to civilian life is now open at Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson, near Fareham.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/firstsite-exhibition-of-partnership-between-artists-and-recovering-soldiers-now-open-at-royal-armouries-at-fort-nelson
HONOURING THE FALLEN AT FORT NELSON - Thu, 6 November 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/honouring-the-fallen-fort-nelson Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson will honour those who made the “ultimate sacrifice” on Remembrance Sunday (November 9) when six heavy draft horses will draw an 18-pounder First World War gun across the Parade, followed by gun salutes.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/honouring-the-fallen-fort-nelson
HONOURING THE FALLEN IN LEEDS - Tue, 4 November 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/honouring-the-fallen-leeds A traditional Armistice Day service and poppy drop together with the opening of a new exhibition featuring 40 poignant photographs of war veterans will form the focal point of Royal Armouries’ month of Remembrance in Leeds.

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/honouring-the-fallen-leeds
TEN SUCCESSFUL YEARS DRAW TO A CLOSE - Mon, 27 October 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/ten-successful-years-draw-to-a-close A pioneering 10-year agreement which saw Royal Armouries become the first British national museum to enjoy a long-standing presence in North America is drawing to a close.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/ten-successful-years-draw-to-a-close
GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT! - Wed, 15 October 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/gunpowder-treason-and-plot Half-term is set to go off with a bang at Fort Nelson this October as Royal Armouries invites children to join Guy Fawkes and learn about one of British history’s best-known stories.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/gunpowder-treason-and-plot
THE MYTHICAL WORLD OF TOLKIEN - Wed, 15 October 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/the-mythical-world-of-tolkien Tolkien’s mythical world comes alive at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds this half-term (October 25 to November 2) including live combat demonstrations, craft sessions and film screenings.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/the-mythical-world-of-tolkien
COMMEMORATING THE FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY – JOIN OUR EXPERTS AT THE ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM, LEEDS - Fri, 10 October 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/commemorating-the-first-world-war-centenary-join-our-experts-at-the-royal-armouries-museum-leeds Some of the weapons that played a key role during the early battles of the First World War go under the spotlight at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, this autumn as part of a series of talks and seminars.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/commemorating-the-first-world-war-centenary-join-our-experts-at-the-royal-armouries-museum-leeds
MARKING THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - Wed, 8 October 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/marking-the-battle-of-trafalgar-1-1-1 Experience the power and might of a fully restored 12-pounder naval gun dating to 1805 next Sunday (October 19) as Royal Armouries marks Lord Nelson’s famous victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/marking-the-battle-of-trafalgar-1-1-1
ROYAL ARMOURIES SECURES £98,000 HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND GRANT TO TELL THE STORY OF ARMS AND ARMOUR IN POPULAR CULTURE - Tue, 7 October 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/royal-armouries-secures-98000-heritage-lottery-fund-grant-to-tell-the-story-of-arms-and-armour-in-popular-culture Royal Armouries has secured a £98,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to help showcase the roles of arms and armour in the worlds of films, television, computer games and literature.

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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/royal-armouries-secures-98000-heritage-lottery-fund-grant-to-tell-the-story-of-arms-and-armour-in-popular-culture
FROM TIMELINES TO TIME MACHINES – ROYAL ARMOURIES LAUNCHES NEW EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN LEEDS - Thu, 18 September 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/from-timelines-to-time-machines-royal-armouries-launches-new-education-programme-in-leeds Royal Armouries launches new education programme in Leeds History will come alive for thousands of schoolchildren thanks to the Royal Armouries Museum’s new and expanded education programme, launched to coincide with the National Curriculum.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/from-timelines-to-time-machines-royal-armouries-launches-new-education-programme-in-leeds
FORT NELSON’S EDUCATION TEAM ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAMME AND TOP AWARD - Thu, 18 September 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/fort-nelsons-education-team-announces-new-programme-and-top-award History will come alive for thousands of schoolchildren thanks to Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson’s new and expanded education programme, launched to coincide with the new National Curriculum plus the announcement of a prestigious award.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/fort-nelsons-education-team-announces-new-programme-and-top-award
ROYAL ARMOURIES ROLLS OUT NEW EDUCATION PROGRAMME TO COINCIDE WITH REVISED NATIONAL CURRICULUM LAUNCH - Thu, 18 September 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/royal-armouries-rolls-out-new-education-programme-to-coincide-with-revised-national-curriculum-launch History will come alive for thousands of schoolchildren thanks to Royal Armouries’ new and expanded education programme, launched to coincide with the new National Curriculum.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/royal-armouries-rolls-out-new-education-programme-to-coincide-with-revised-national-curriculum-launch
THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD... - Thu, 11 September 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/the-shot-heard-around-the-world-1 Ground-breaking research to establish if a bullet-proof silk vest could have saved Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s life goes under the spotlight at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on September 24 in the latest in a series of lectures and talks.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/the-shot-heard-around-the-world-1
VICTORIAN GUN FIRINGS THE HIGHLIGHT OF A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT - Mon, 8 September 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/victorian-gun-firings-the-highlight-of-a-great-family-day-out Fort Nelson – one of the great Palmerston forts built to protect the city of Portsmouth – will resound to the power and might of a great Victorian gun on Sunday, September 21.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/victorian-gun-firings-the-highlight-of-a-great-family-day-out
BULLETS, BLADES AND BATTLE BLOWERS – NEW EXHIBITION MARKS FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY - Wed, 27 August 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/bullets-blades-and-battle-blowers-new-exhibition-marks-first-world-war-centenary A brand new permanent exhibition focusing on the personal weapons and body armour used during the First World War opens on September 12 at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/bullets-blades-and-battle-blowers-new-exhibition-marks-first-world-war-centenary
LET OFF STEAM AT FORT NELSON - Tue, 19 August 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/let-off-steam-at-fort-nelson Youngsters can beat the school holiday blues and let off steam by clambering over Fort Nelson’s new-look junior assault course this summer.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/let-off-steam-at-fort-nelson