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English Civil War

Royalist cavalier soldier dressed in a red tunic, buff coat, breastplate and a three-bar helmet, pointing a flintlock pistol

Discover how the technology and tactics of the 17th century defined military thinking even up to the modern day at the home of the world’s most extensive collection of English Civil War arms and armour: the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

See our English Civil War Learning Resources for free videos, images and audio files to use with your pupils to enhance their learning.

KS3, KS4

Workshop Content

Your students will get their hands on our unrivalled handling collection of weaponry and armour to understand the key roles of cavalry and foot soldiers in the conflict.

Your students will be put through their paces as they learn and practice historic pike and musket drills in our interactive character-led session.

We guarantee your students will still be talking about this workshop at the end of the academic year.

Curriculum Focus

  • Britain 1509-1745
  • Civil war in Britain
  • Historical enquiry

Gallery Links

Horses with armour and men wearing armour in a museum gallery
The War Gallery

War Gallery

(English Civil War)

Explore how the history of warfare has changed from the early days of hand-to-hand combat to today’s technology-based warfare, including our new display on the Second World War.

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Booking Information

Please contact us to make a booking or if you have any questions.

Email address


07785 692 443

Postal address

Education Team; 
Royal Armouries Museum 
LS10 1LT 
United Kingdom

Learning packs and resources

RAM Teachers Pack 2023-24 (pdf, 764 KB)

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