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

There are 34 items tagged with ‘english-civil-wars

25 Pages

1. Stuart Gallery

A gallery telling the story of the Stuart period of British history, and where Europe meets America.

2. Duplex bulletproof armour

An analytical project to discover the makers mark on the inner plate of a duplex breastplate.

3. 17th Century

17th century War gallery at the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds.

4. Buff coats and Baldricks

Information about buff-coats and baldricks suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

5. English Civil Wars Muskets

Information about muskets suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

6. Harquebusier armour

Information about harquebusier armour suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

7. Cuirassier armour

Information about cuirassier armour suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

8. Swords of the English Civil Wars

Information about Swords of the English Civil Wars suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

9. Pikemen's armour

Information about Pikemen in the English Civil Wars; suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

10. Teachers notes: Littlecote House

Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

11. Task 1: Exploration of Littlecote House

Task 1: Exploration of Littlecote House.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

12. Task 2: Inside Littlecote House

Task 2: Exploration of Littlecote House.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

13. Task 3 Popham portrait

Task 3: Popham portrait.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

14. Curriculum links: Littlecote House

Curriculum links: Exploration of Littlecote House.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

15. Resources: Exploration of Littlecote House

Resources: Exploration of Littlecote House.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

16. Battle of Marston Moor video

Video clip of the Battle of Marston Moor re-enactment.

17. Explore Littlecote House

Adobe Flash® based interactive exploring the Popham Armoury and Littlecote House through paintings and objects from the Royal Armouries collection. Designed for Key Stage 3 study of the English Civil Wars. Designed for SmartBoard™.

18. Teachers Resources: Explore Littlecote House

Resources for teachers for use in the classroom along with the Explore Littlecote House interactive module, includes classroom tasks, teachers notes, links to further information, and resources for download.

19. Explore Littlecote House (without Flash)

Study the English Civil War through exploring Littlecote House. This section does not use Adobe Flash®.

20. Littlecote House

This gallery explores details of a landscape painting of Littlecote House, revealing interesting features and hidden meanings.

21. Great Hall in Littlecote House

Littlecote House was home to the greatest surviving English Civil Wars armoury. Explore the photograph of the Great Hall and learn more about the arms and armour.

22. Colonel Alexander Popham

Colonel Alexander Popham was commander in the Parliamentarian army during the English Civil Wars. He was also the owner of Littlecote House, which was an armoury and garrison.

23. Carbines and blunderbusses

Information about flintlock carbines suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

24. Peace - Farewell to Arms?

Farewell to Arms? has been created in conjunction with The Peace Museum, Bradford. It focuses on the idea of CONVERSION – from war to peace, from weapons and armour to useful tools or symbolic images.

25. Littlecote: The English Civil War Armoury

The Littlecote House armoury is the most important surviving armoury of the English Civil Wars. This volume deals with the back­ground to the armoury and includes a full catalogue of its contents.

8 Events

1. Divided Loyalties: The English Civil Wars

Watch Cavaliers and Roundheads do battle over this weekend and bring the English Civil Wars to life.

2. Divided Loyaties: The English Civil Wars

Get an interactive insight into life in the 17th century.

3. English Civil War Seminar

Learn about the realities of the English Civil Wars in Yorkshire, focusing on the Battle of Marston Moor. Also handle objects from the Popham armoury from Littlecote House.

4. English Civil War Seminar

Learn about the realities of the English Civil Wars in Yorkshire, focusing on the Battle of Marston Moor. Also handle objects from the Popham armoury from Littlecote House.

5. English Civil War Weekend

An interactive insight into life in the 17th century. Meet soldiers from both sides of the divide, take part in military drills, experience live cannon firings and thrilling cavalry displays.

6. The English Civil Wars - conference

Examining the causes of the English Civil Wars and detailed discussion of the most significant battles plus the social, political and historical impact.

7. LIVING HISTORY DAY: ENGLISH CIVIL WARS

Muster your troops and charge down to the museum to experience life in the 17th century.

8. SEMINAR: ARMS AND ARMOUR OF THE WARS OF THE THREE KINGDOMS

A special all-day seminar on English Civil War including lectures on arms and armour of the seventeenth century, collections handling session and guided tours of the museum’s galleries.


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1. Royal Armouries fire up online learning

Royal Armouries harness the latest technology to boost learning as part of its inspirational, online, interactive and educational programmes.