Royal Armouries Museums

There is always lots to see and do at the Royal Armouries.
Our museums are open every day and admission is free!

Opening times

10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Latest opening information

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1. Events

At the Royal Armouries there is always something exciting happening at one of our sites across the country. Find out what’s on by checking our events calendar.

2. Jester's Yard

A play area specially designed for children from 0-10 years, where they can dress up as knights and princesses, learn to juggle, even make their own swords, shields and crowns to take home.

101 Events

1. Pirates!

Pirate adventures for all the family.

2. Children's event – Gladiator School

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

3. Children's Event – Pirates Ahoy

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

4. Children's event – Spy School

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

5. Children's event – Hunting Hawks and Creepy Crawlies

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

6. Children's event - Medieval Mayhem

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

7. Children's event – Commando Kids

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

8. Children's event – Commando Kids

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

9. Children's event – Commando Kids

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

10. Children's event – Commando Kids

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

11. Children's event – Commando Kids

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

12. Children's event – Raiders of the Lost Fort

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

13. Children's event – Birds of Prey

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

14. Children's event – Knight School

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

15. Children's event – Festive Fun at the Fort

During the school holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

16. Children's event – Knight School

Learn the skills of a knight: make your own armour, try hobby horse jousting, longbow archery and even take part in a castle-building contest!

17. October Half Term

An action packed week to keep the kids out of mischief.

18. Movie Magic

A host of Movie Magic Fun on our special children’s activity day.

19. Movie Magic

A host of Movie Magic Fun on our special children’s activity day.

20. Movie Magic

A host of Movie Magic Fun on our special children’s activity day.

21. Medieval Easter week 1

Whatever the weather this Easter there’ll be loads of fun for lords and ladies of all ages.

22. Armoured Assault

Active young visitors can have a go of our junior assault course. Feel the ground shake as our 26-tonne Sexton is put through its paces!

23. Armoured Assault

Active young visitors can have a go of our junior assault course. Feel the ground shake as our 26-tonne Sexton is put through its paces!

24. Armoured Assault

For active younger visitors, why not have a go at our junior assault course, plus, feel the ground tremble as our 26-tonne Sexton Self Propelled Gun is put through its paces!

25. Armoured Assault

For active younger visitors, why not have a go at our junior assault course, plus, feel the ground tremble as our 26-tonne Sexton Self Propelled Gun is put through its paces!

26. Medieval Easter week 2

Whatever the weather this Easter there’ll be loads of fun for lords and ladies of all ages.

27. Wild West Outlaws

Rootin’ tootin’ action listen to legends of the American West, practise your skills with lasso and cork firing rifles and even a quick draw gun fight.

28. Birds of Prey

Enjoy swooping & diving action as Sally Buckland’s feathered flying team take to the skies above the Fort. Plus puppets & Victorian entertainment.

29. Wild West Outlaws

During the Sumer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

30. Heroes of Empire

During the Summer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

31. Gladiator School

During the Summer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

32. Gladiator School

During the Summer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

33. Raiders of the Lost Fort

During the Summer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

34. Commando Kids

During the Summer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

35. Knight School

During the Summer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

36. The Eagle Has Landed

During the Summer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

37. Spy School

During the Summer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

38. Gladiator School

During the Summer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

39. Hunting Hawks & Creepy Crawlies!

During the Summer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

40. Commando Kids

During the Summer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

41. Pirates Ahoy

During the Summer Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

42. The Return of Dr Terror!

Meet Dr Terror, the mad Victorian scientist, see what new monsters he has added to his hideous collection!

43. Festive Fun at the Fort!

During the Christmas Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

44. Commando Kids!

During the Christmas Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

45. Off With Their Heads!

During the Christmas Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

46. Off With Their Heads!

During the Christmas Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

47. Off With Their Heads!

During the Christmas Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

48. Off With Their Heads!

During the Christmas Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

49. Off With Their Heads!

During the Christmas Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

50. Off With Their Heads!

During the Christmas Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

51. Off With Their Heads!

During the Christmas Holidays Fort Nelson have Fun Days specially designed for children.

52. D-Day

It is 65 years since the Normandy Landings began!
Come and join the celebrations and reflections on this historic event.

53. Cadet 150

Join C Company, Corp of Drums, Army Cadet Force as they celebrate 150 years of the Cadet movement.

54. Have-a-Go Sword Fighting

Come and learn sword fighting with Royal Armouries sword fighters.

55. Have-a-Go Sword Fighting

Come and learn sword fighting with Royal Armouries sword fighters.

56. Have-a-Go Sword Fighting

Come and learn sword fighting with Royal Armouries sword fighters.

57. Have-a-Go Sword Fighting

Come and learn sword fighting with Royal Armouries sword fighters.

58. Dragons' Den

Explore the mystical East and discover treasures from Japan and China.

59. SPIES & SECRET AGENTS

School holiday activities for families.

60. NAPOLEONIC WEEKEND

Bringing history to life.

61. PIRATES

School holiday activities for families.

62. Children's Have-a-Go Sword Sessions

Learn sword fighting and cross swords with our professionals who will show you the moves.

63. Children's Have-a-Go Sword Sessions

Learn sword fighting and cross swords with our professionals who will show you the moves.

64. V FOR VICTORIA

Victorian themed activities for all the family.

65. SUPER COMMANDO KIDS

An action-packed day for budding commandos.

66. DR TERROR AND THE VAMPIRE'S TOMB

Due to popular demand Dr Terror is back!

67. FORT FUN DAYS

Fun-packed activity days.

68. FORT FUN DAYS

Fun-packed activity days.

69. GLADIATOR SKOOL

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

70. ANIMALS IN WAR

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

71. KNIGHT SKOOL

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

72. PIRATES AHOY!

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

73. LEGENDS OF ROBIN HOOD

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

74. HUNTING HAWKS AND CREEPY CRAWLIES

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

75. ANIMALS IN WAR

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

76. LEGENDS OF ROBIN HOOD

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

77. BATTLE OF BRITAIN

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

78. LEECHES AND BONESAWS

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

79. QUEEN VICTORIA'S FLEAS

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

80. PIRATES AHOY

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

81. GLADIATOR SKOOL

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

82. RAIDERS OF THE LOST FORT

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

83. TALES FROM THE TOWER

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

84. HUNTING HAWKS AND CREEPY CRAWLIES

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

85. LEGENDS OF ROBIN HOOD

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

86. BATTLE OF BRITAIN

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

87. FESTIVE FUN AT THE FORT

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

88. OFF WITH THEIR HEADS

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

89. COMMANDO KIDS

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

90. ROUNDHEADS & CAVALIERS

Fort Fun Day for children 5+. No need to book – just drop in!

91. Romans

A weekend of themed activities including Gladiator Skool.

92. The Real Iron Men

Forget Hollywood, forget special effects, forget CGI – come and see real iron men in real 3D doing battle live in front of your eyes.

93. The King's Challenge

Have you got what it takes to be a King’s Challenge Champion?

94. Medi-Evil Mischief!

Dare you visit the museum this half term? Fun activities for families.

95. Armoured Assault

Beat the February half-term blues and let off steam by joining an ‘Armoured Assault’ session at historic Fort Nelson.

96. Armoured Assault

Beat the February half-term blues and let off steam by joining an ‘Armoured Assault’ session at historic Fort Nelson.

97. Victorian Fort Events

Come and discover history on the hill with Victorian-themed family activities every day .

98. SPOOKY Fort Nelson

Dare you come down to the Fort this October half term? There’ll be lots of Halloween fun for all the family including museum tours, craft activities, a Spooky treasure hunt and ghastly gun-firings.

99. OCTOBER HALF TERM AND HALLOWEEN

Family activities for October half term and Halloween.

100. HALF TERM HOCUS POCUS

Prepare to be scared at Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson this half term with our terrifying trio of Halloween events.

101. WILD WEST

Mosey on down to the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds this February half term and be transported to the Wild West.


9 Press Releases

1. Business as usual – Christmas still celebrated at Fort Nelson!

At Fort Nelson there’s a fun-packed programme to keep the kids occupied in both the run up to Christmas and during the traditional lull between the Big Day and the New Year.

2. Sign up, Sign up! - Join Queen Victoria’s Army at Fort Nelson this Bank Holiday

Dress up as a Victorian and head down to the Royal Armouries Museum on Sunday, May 2, and Bank Holiday Monday (May 3) for a fun-packed children’s event at Fort Nelson in Fareham.

3. Enjoy May Bank Holiday Roman-style with the Royal Armouries

Head down to the Royal Armouries in Leeds this Bank Holiday Weekend (May 1-3) and step back 2,000 years with have-a-go fun – Roman style!

4. Meet the Invaders this Bank Holiday at Fort Nelson and enjoy new half-term children’s event!

Visit Fort Nelson this Bank Holiday (Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31) and meet the invaders who have tried to conquer our country through the ages.

5. Live and Dangerously Entertaining the Real Iron Men

Forget the glamour and glitz of Hollywood! At the Royal Armouries there are no special effects or CGI – just real iron men in full on live combat, doing battle in front of your eyes.

6. FREE D-Day event at Fort Nelson – June 6

A free day of commemorations to mark the 66th anniversary of the D-Day landings will be held by the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson on Sunday, June 6.

7. The Royal Armouries rolls out its big boys’ toys for Fathers’ Day

The Royal Armouries has lined up an action-packed programme of events to mark the Fathers’ Day weekend, including authentic medieval jousting on Saturday and Sunday (June 19 and 20), falconry displays, and “have a go” sword sessions for the kids.

8. Calling All Young Recruits – Commando Kids’ Fun at Fort Nelson this Bank Holiday

Test your skills on the junior commando assault course and the foam-dart shooting range; scale the impressive climbing wall and see a WW2 tank-style vehicle roar into life.

9. CELEBRATING BRITAIN’S GLORIOUS PAST!

Take a fascinating look behind the scenes at historic Fort Nelson this weekend (September 11 and 12) as part of the National Heritage Open Days weekend.