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. Self-Led Visits

Our museum is an ideal site for exploring topics in History, Art and Design, English and Local History. There is no single route through its galleries giving you the freedom to plan your groups’ activities.

2. Key Stage 2 - Tudors: Tournament

The Royal Armouries Museum is the perfect place to discover the world of Tudor King Henry VIII and his love of sport and tournament. Pupils can get up close to his personal armours, try on armour and handle weapons from the collection.

3. Key Stage 3 - First World War: Trench Warfare

Discover the hardships suffered by Tommies fighting on the Western Front by examining images and objects from Royal Armouries’ collection.

4. Learn

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new education programmes for KS2 and KS3 pupils at both Fort Nelson and Leeds.

5. Leeds Education

Information for teachers and others planning a group educational visit to the Royal Armouries in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

6. Key Stage 3 - Middle Ages: The Age of the Knight

Learn about the weapons and armour used on medieval battlefields and the skills required to simply stay alive.

7. 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.

8. Explore Littlecote House (without Flash)

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

9. Booking a Visit

Booking information for those planning an education group visit to the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

10. Maths Packs

Royal Armouries is an ideal venue to study practical application of Maths. These resources were designed by Linda Aikett from King James School, Knaresborough and Ruth Holland from ‘More Maths Grads’ at the University of Leeds with the Royal Armouries

11. Booking a Visit

Booking information for those planning an education group visit to the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson.

12. Self-led visits

Our museum is an ideal site for exploring topics in History, Art and Design, English and Local History. There is no set route through the galleries, giving you the freedom to explore the topics and periods that are most relevant to your group.

13. Key Stage 2 - Tudors: Tournament

The Royal Armouries Museum is the perfect place to discover the world of Tudor King Henry VIII and his love of sport and tournament. Pupils can get up close to his personal armours, try on armour and handle weapons from the collection.

14. Education Health and Safety Packs

Health and Safety information for education groups visiting the Royal Armouries, including the museum’s Risk Assessment.

15. Tour and Handling Sessions

Discover the ever-changing story of arms and armour throughout the centuries with a tour around our War Gallery.

16. Key Stage 1 - Middle Ages: A Knight's Tale

Children can explore what life was like as a knight, where he would have lived and meet a real ‘knight’.

17. Key Stage 2 - Second World War: Surviving the Blitz

Discover what life was like on ‘Civvy Street’ during the Second World War and the steps taken by ordinary families to survive the Blitz and Black Out.

18. Workshops

Education workshops in our dedicated learning centre and in the museum galleries designed to provide a hands-on experience and give a unique insight into some of the key chapters in Britain’s colourful history.

19. Loan Boxes

Take objects from our famous national collection into your classroom with our new Loans Box service.

20. Goody Bags

Royal Armouries provides a Goody Bag service for visiting schools to maximise your time in the museum.

21. Workshops

Education workshops in our dedicated learning centre and throughout Fort Nelson are designed to provide a hands-on experience and give a unique insight into some of the key chapters in Britain’s colourful history.

22. Key stage 1 - Significant People: Florence Nightingale

Meet Florence Nightingale and learn why she was so important to Hampshire and Fort Nelson.

23. Key Stage 2 - Victorians: Spies like us

Become a French Secret Agent and spy on Jack the Navvy to find out who lived at Fort Nelson during Victorian times and why the Fort was built.

24. Key Stage 2 - Second World War: Spies like us

Go undercover to find out how Fort Nelson protected the south coast during the Blitz and the Black Out!

25. Key Stage 2 - Forces in Action: Catapults and Trebuchets

Experience forces in action at close quarters by building and firing a medieval siege engine

26. Key Stage 3 - Forces in Action: Simple Siege Machines

Experience forces in action at close quarters by building and firing a medieval siege engine.

27. Key Stage 3 - First World War: Study Day

Follow the experiences of a ‘Tommy’ from his training at Fort Nelson to the trenches of the Front Line.

28. Goody Bags

Royal Armouries provides a Goody Bag service for visiting schools to maximise your time in the museum.