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FORT NELSON TO RESOUND TO THE ROAR OF THE BIG GUNS 14 June 2013
Fort Nelson will ring to the sound of guns from the Napoleonic period on Sunday, June 23, during two free gun-firing demonstrations and weapons inspections.
HONOURING DAVID PETRAEUS 13 June 2013
The former Director of the CIA – General David Petraeus (Ret) – was honoured in a partnership event at Royal Armouries’ ancestral home, the Tower of London, on Monday.
A finely-preserved, 14th century manual depicting the finely-honed skills of medieval swordmanship has been reproduced for the first time as a beautifully bound, full-sized facsimile.
HORSES ON THE MOVE AT THE TOWER OF LONDON 10 June 2013
Royal Armouries in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), is preparing a new Line of Kings’ exhibition, opening on July 10, and once again the horses are taking centre stage.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BUFFALO BILL 22 May 2013
The life and times of William F. Cody – better known as Buffalo Bill – go under the spotlight at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Wednesday, May 29, in the latest of the museum’s illuminating lectures.
HAPPY AND GLORIOUS! 20 May 2013
Head to the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson this May half-term and join celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation.
JOIN THE REVOLUTION! 17 May 2013
Join the Revolution this May half-term and Bank Holiday and head to the Royal Armouries in Leeds for low-cost family fun (May 25 to June 2).
SMOKE AND THUNDER 9 May 2013
Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson will ring to the power and might of the big guns on Friday, May 17, as part of the Culture 24 national event – Museums at Night.
Fantasy meets reality at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, this Bank Holiday (4 to 6 May) with an invasion of the superheroes.
The Last Stand – new exhibition to open at Fort Nelson 26 April 2013
Royal Armouries showcases the award-winning work of photographer Marc Wilson at Fort Nelson from Friday, May 3 – documenting some of the last physical remnants of 20th century warfare in the UK and Northern Europe.
Thrills and spills of the tournament 17 April 2013
Join us for an informative and entertaining lecture by Senior Curator of Amour Karen Watts – including the rare chance to view an unpublished, 15th century manuscript.
Royal Armouries has purchased a gold-plated pen-pistol owned by the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma.
A First World War German gun that sat rusting in a British garden for over 80 years is now being fully restored for Fort Nelson’s Great War centenary commemorations next year.
Creating a Recycled Robot Giant 28 March 2013
Children are being invited to help create a giant 7ft robot from 1,500 pieces of card as part of a recycling project at the Royal Armouries, Britain’s oldest public museum.
Medieval Easter at the Royal Armouries in Leeds 22 March 2013
History comes alive at the Royal Armouries in Leeds this Easter with a series of Medieval events – From the thrills and spills of an authentic, hard-fought Joust – to popular stunt-riding horse shows.
Last moments of King Richard III revealed 22 March 2013
Be one of the first to discover the truth behind the headlines in a fascinating talk, by Bob Woosnam-Savage, focused on the death of King Richard III which premieres at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Wednesday (March 27).
See Fort Nelson’s Mighty Sexton up close and personal 22 March 2013
Head to Fort Nelson this Easter Monday (April 1) and witness the power and might of one of the most spectacular guns in Royal Armouries’ national collection – the magnificent Sexton. is A huge favourite with Fort Nelson visitors – and admission is f
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.
Help us Make History 3 January 2013
Your help is wanted to revitalise the world’s longest-running visitor attraction – the Tower of London’s historic Line of Kings.
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.
HISTORIC FLYPAST TO MARK SECOND WORLD WAR ROLE 13 August 2012
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.
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