two boys sat on a bench outside the museum in Leeds.

Community

inspired by The Royal Armouries is involved in a number of projects aimed at engaging with the local and wider communities who may be affected by issues related to our collection or who have been Inspired by… our collection or its history.

If you thought that the Royal Armouries was just about swords, guns and armour in display cases, think again!

Did you know?

Mass-produced steel

The first mass-production process for making steel was invented by Englishman Henry Bessemer. Rejected by the British his process was adopted by the German gunmaker Alfred Krupp, who became the most advanced armaments manufacturer in Europe.