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REMEMBERING WAR VETERANS AT FORT NELSON 13 February 2015
This Spring the Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson will present They That Are Left, a striking exhibition of 40 photographic portraits of war veterans.
A powerful new photographic exhibition showcasing the innovative and inspiring work of teenagers with autism is due to open at Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson, in partnership with local organisations.
EASTERN WARRIORS: JAPAN 28 January 2015
From Origami to Martial Arts Demonstrations and Sushi Workshops to Taiko Drumming, the Royal Armouries in Leeds takes on an Eastern theme this February half term (Saturday, February 14 to Sunday, February 22), with activities to appeal to all the family.
BUILDING A VICTORIAN FORTRESS 27 January 2015
Families can tread in the footsteps of Victorian navvies this half-term and discover just what it took to build one of Hampshire’s most famous landmarks – Fort Nelson near Fareham.
BLOW AWAY THE FESTIVE COBWEBS! 17 December 2014
Blow away the cobwebs during the Christmas and New Year’s break (December 27 to January 4) with the new-look Explorers’ pack at the Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson.
A VICTORIAN MILITARY CHRISTMAS – FORT NELSON STYLE! 12 December 2014
Step back in time at Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson next weekend (December 20 and 21) and experience the sights, smells and sounds of a traditional Victorian military Christmas.
STEP BACK IN TIME THIS CHRISTMAS 4 December 2014
History will come alive at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds this Christmas as visitors experience the “make do and mend” skills practised on the Home Front during the two World Wars.
WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE WEAPONS SURRENDER 19 November 2014
West Yorkshire Police is giving people the chance to hand over guns and other weapons.
FACING-RECOVERING: FIRSTSITE EXHIBITION OF PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ARTISTS AND RECOVERING SOLDIERS NOW OPEN AT ROYAL ARMOURIES AT FORT NELSON 17 November 2014
An exhibition shown earlier this year in firstsite’s University Space which deals with the complex issues facing injured and wounded soldiers in their transition from military to civilian life is now open at Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson, near Fareham.
HONOURING THE FALLEN AT FORT NELSON 6 November 2014
Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson will honour those who made the “ultimate sacrifice” on Remembrance Sunday (November 9) when six heavy draft horses will draw an 18-pounder First World War gun across the Parade, followed by gun salutes.
HONOURING THE FALLEN IN LEEDS 4 November 2014
A traditional Armistice Day service and poppy drop together with the opening of a new exhibition featuring 40 poignant photographs of war veterans will form the focal point of Royal Armouries’ month of Remembrance in Leeds.
TEN SUCCESSFUL YEARS DRAW TO A CLOSE 27 October 2014
A pioneering 10-year agreement which saw Royal Armouries become the first British national museum to enjoy a long-standing presence in North America is drawing to a close.
GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT! 15 October 2014
Half-term is set to go off with a bang at Fort Nelson this October as Royal Armouries invites children to join Guy Fawkes and learn about one of British history’s best-known stories.
THE MYTHICAL WORLD OF TOLKIEN 15 October 2014
Tolkien’s mythical world comes alive at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds this half-term (October 25 to November 2) including live combat demonstrations, craft sessions and film screenings.
COMMEMORATING THE FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY – JOIN OUR EXPERTS AT THE ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM, LEEDS 10 October 2014
Some of the weapons that played a key role during the early battles of the First World War go under the spotlight at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, this autumn as part of a series of talks and seminars.
MARKING THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR 8 October 2014
Experience the power and might of a fully restored 12-pounder naval gun dating to 1805 next Sunday (October 19) as Royal Armouries marks Lord Nelson’s famous victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
ROYAL ARMOURIES SECURES £98,000 HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND GRANT TO TELL THE STORY OF ARMS AND ARMOUR IN POPULAR CULTURE 7 October 2014
Royal Armouries has secured a £98,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to help showcase the roles of arms and armour in the worlds of films, television, computer games and literature.
FROM TIMELINES TO TIME MACHINES – ROYAL ARMOURIES LAUNCHES NEW EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN LEEDS 18 September 2014
Royal Armouries launches new education programme in Leeds History will come alive for thousands of schoolchildren thanks to the Royal Armouries Museum’s new and expanded education programme, launched to coincide with the National Curriculum.
FORT NELSON’S EDUCATION TEAM ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAMME AND TOP AWARD 18 September 2014
History will come alive for thousands of schoolchildren thanks to Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson’s new and expanded education programme, launched to coincide with the new National Curriculum plus the announcement of a prestigious award.
ROYAL ARMOURIES ROLLS OUT NEW EDUCATION PROGRAMME TO COINCIDE WITH REVISED NATIONAL CURRICULUM LAUNCH 18 September 2014
History will come alive for thousands of schoolchildren thanks to Royal Armouries’ new and expanded education programme, launched to coincide with the new National Curriculum.
THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD... 11 September 2014
Ground-breaking research to establish if a bullet-proof silk vest could have saved Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s life goes under the spotlight at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on September 24 in the latest in a series of lectures and talks.
VICTORIAN GUN FIRINGS THE HIGHLIGHT OF A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT 8 September 2014
Fort Nelson – one of the great Palmerston forts built to protect the city of Portsmouth – will resound to the power and might of a great Victorian gun on Sunday, September 21.
ARMOURIES JOINS SEARCH FOR ENGLAND’S LOST KING – RICHARD III 31 January 2013
Royal Armouries’ curator forms part of expert academic team investigating the “skeleton in the car park” discovery – possibly the human remains of a lost king, Richard III.
FESTIVE FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY 30 November 2012
Head to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds this December for a Victorian Christmas with a twist.
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