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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an informative and entertaining lecture by Senior Curator of Amour Karen Watts – including the rare chance to view an unpublished, 15th century manuscript.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
Royal Armouries’ role in new TV documentary focusing on England’s lost king – Richard III 26 February 2013
The work of Royal Armouries’ curator Bob Woosnam-Savage is set to feature in a special follow-up programme, expanding the themes of the Channel Four programme – Richard III: The King in the Car Park – on Wednesday (February 27).
Working in Partnership 25 February 2013
The Royal Armouries is delighted to announce a new partnership with The Guards Museum in London.
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.
A MUST FOR HOBBIT FANS! 5 December 2012
Four heroic swords based on weapons used in the epic ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy go on display at the Royal Armouries in Leeds from December 13 to celebrate the long-awaited movie premiere – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
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.
Trustee Chris Case reappointed for second term 27 November 2012
Fire and Rescue Service senior officer Chris Case has been reappointed as a Royal Armouries’ Trustee for a second, four-year term.
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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