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. World War I & II Carved Panels exhibition

The West Riding Woodcarvers Association have created 95 original hand-carved wooden panels on the themes of the First and Second World Wars, in a projected funded in part by the Leeds Community Foundation.

2. 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.

3. 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!

18 Events

1. Remember, Reflect, Re-act

This month is an opportunity to think about the way people’s lives have been affected by war, both in the past and through to the present day.

2. Special Operations Executive - A Celebration

A weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film ‘Carve her name with pride’. Talks and films commemorate the work of SOE.

3. Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday poppy drop.

4. Weapons of the World Wars

See and handle weapons from world war one and two.

5. The World at War

Explosive Second World War action!

6. D-Day

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

7. Remember, Reflect, React

A month of remembrance for all those who sacrificed so much, and a chance to reflect on the consequences of warfare.

8. Remembrance Interpretations

Interpretations honour the dead of all wars, across all the ages, who have have nobly sacrificed their lives for a cause.

9. For the Fallen

A reading aloud from the Roll of Honour those members of Leeds citizenry who gave their lives during the Second World War.

10. WORLD AT WAR

1940s soldiers battle for Fort Nelson.

11. VE DAY SALUTE

Commemoration of 65th anniversary VE Day.

12. D-DAY SALUTE

Commemorating the 66th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

13. ARMISTICE DAY SALUTE

Armistice Day commemorations.

14. REMEMBRANCE DAY SALUTE

Remembrance Day commemorations.

15. REMEMBRANCE DAY SALUTE

Remembrance Day commemorations.

16. Blitz Weekend

70 years on from one of the darkest and most heroic times in the nation’s history we celebrate the spirit of the age through 1940s music, food and dance.

17. The SAS War Diary 1941-45

A lecture by SAS war diary collator Gordon Stevens followed by an opportunity to examine this unique diary and handle genuine WWII SAS weapons from the Royal Armouries collection.

18. Armistice Day

There will be a moment of remembrance held at the Royal Armouries Fort Nelson on Armistice Day, Friday 11 November 2011.


7 Press Releases

1. We will remember them

Britain’s oldest museum pays tribute to the nation’s war dead during November in a poignant month of Remembrance.

2. Lest we forget! Fort Nelson honours Britain’s war dead

Fort Nelson will ring to the sound of a gun salute to mark Remembrance Sunday on November 8 and also the 91st anniversary of Armistice Day on Wednesday, 11th November.

3. Prescription for last prisoner executed at the Tower of London forms part of successful Royal Armouries’ auction bid

Britain’s oldest museum has bought four fascinating new exhibits – including sedative prescriptions made out to the last prisoner executed at the Tower of London and also to Hitler’s deputy Rudolph Hess.

4. Fort Nelson setting for big bangs this Easter weekend as Allied Troops battle for control in Second World War event!

Allied troops will launch a major offensive at Fort Nelson over the Easter weekend in a 1940s-style battle to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

5. Celebrate Christmas 1940s style at the Royal Armouries in Leeds

Unwrap the gift of a Second World War Yuletide at the Royal Armouries’ flagship museum at Clarence Dock, Leeds on December 11 and 12. Join us for a weekend of simple, seasonal Forties pleasures – home-made presents, decorations, wartime stories and mu

6. HISTORIC FLYPAST TO MARK SECOND WORLD WAR ROLE

Royal Armouries is set to pay tribute to the role of Fareham, Portsmouth and the surrounding area in the lead up to D-Day by staging a historic flypast as part of the Fort Nelson Tattoo.

7. FORT NELSON TO RING TO THE SOUND OF PARA BAND

An Army band which entertained our troops in Afghanistan takes centre stage at the Fort Nelson Tattoo next Saturday (September 8), led by local man Captain Evin Frost.