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Royal Armouries Museum

Forts & firepower

Make half term go with a bang!
26th May - 10:00 am - 3rd June - 5:00 pm

Make this half term go with a bang! It’s all about gunpowder, castles and siege warfare. Have a go shooting siege machines, experience artillery in action and join in some explosive science workshops.

There will be a packed programme of exciting themed activities, demonstrations and performances every day – please see the What’s On today pages of the website for the full daily programme.

Weekend special events
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 June

Dr Cranium’s Science Lab

Dr Cranium, Professor of Explodology at the University of Life, will be demonstrating some of his most exciting science experiments – be ready for lots of noise, smells and bangs.
Sessions at 12noon and 2.30pm
Suitable for ages 5+ / Free

Bottle rocket range

Launch your own bottle rocket to see how far it can fly in this fun have-a-go activity
Sessions at 10.30am, 1pm & 3.30pm
Suitable for ages 5+ / £2

Monday – Friday special events
Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June

Have-a-go siege artillery

Get your hands on history and discover how medieval siege artillery worked. Test your sharp-shooting skills on mini versions of ballistas, catapults, trebuchets and repeating crossbows.
11am – 4pm in the outdoor arena
Suitable for ages 5+ / £3

Daily craft activities

Cardboard castles & forts

Create a castle, fashion a fort or just have some fun building.
Drop-in between 10am – 4pm
Suitable for ages 3 – 8