STEP BACK IN TIME THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND - Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Immerse yourself in the world of the 1940s this Bank Holiday Weekend (May 3 to 5) as the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds stages its latest free Living History event.

Re-enactment groups – with American and Russian themes – will bring history to life outside on Royal Armouries Square, complete with weapons, equipment and military vehicles.

Inside the museum, Royal Armouries’ visitor experience team will stage specially-themed talks and gallery tours, “make do and mend” craft activities and screen 1940s news coverage. The Hall of Steel will also ring to the sound of live music from Leeds-based band, The Big Easy, ensuring the weekend goes with a swing.

Admission is absolutely free and visitors can:

Royal Armouries Visitor Experience Manager Rachael Bevan said, “This event promises to be a great free day out for all the family – whatever the weather. As well as seeing military vehicles and weapons, visitors can take a trip down Memory Lane and experience something of life during the later years of the Second World War.”

There will also be a chance to tour the Royal Armouries Museum – home to the national collection of arms and armour.

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