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Royal Armouries Museum

Movie Monsters

Half-term activities and adventures
26th October - 10:00 am - 3rd November - 5:00 pm
Free

The midnight hour is close at hand. Are you ready to tackle vampires, mummies and zombies? It all seems so simple on the big screen. Come and find out how they make the magic happen. Join our ghost-hunting gang for a masterclass in movie monsters and how to slay ’em.

Half term events & activities

Movie Monsters: The ghost hunters tour

Not only have we got one of the oldest collections in the world but it is also one of the most haunted. Join our expert Fantasm & Apparition Research Take-down team as they help us identify and remove the paranormal threat.

Interactive museum tour / Suitable for ages 5+ / Parental supervision required

Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November
Tours start on the hour from 11 am – 4pm
£3.50 / Book on the day at reception

Movie Monsters: Stop-motion animation workshop

Be inspired by the legendary movie monster maker Ray Harryhausen and create your own creature and bring it to life using stop-motion animation.

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 November
Free / drop in between 11 am and 4 pm
Suitable for all ages

Movie Monsters: How to kill a zombie

Who would you follow in a zombie apocalypse? Join our team as they debate the best methods for dispatching the living-dead and surviving the end of times.

Show / Daily / Check the daily what’s on sheet for times and venue

Popular Culture: Battle scene to silver screen

Explore the arms and armour of the big screen and discover their real-life inspirations.

Talk / Daily / Check the daily what’s on sheet for times and venue

Movie Monsters: The Mummy attacks

A museum lecture with a difference. Who or what is the gate-crasher? Dare you sit in and find out?

Show / Check the daily what’s on sheet for times and venue
Special effects will be used in this performance including loud noises.

Movie Monsters: High stakes for Dracula

Vampire hunter Van Helsing faces Count Dracula in the Royal Armouries version of their final confrontation.

Show / Check the daily what’s on sheet for times and venue
Special effects will be used in this performance.

Movie Monsters: The curse of the haunted armour       

Something is not quite right with the most recent addition to the museum’s collection. Be brave and join us as we investigate the potential evil within this unusual suit of armour.

Show / Check the daily what’s on sheet for times and venue

Far East: A Japanese ghost story

A comic tale of horrible flesh-eating demons from the pen of Lafcadio Hearn.

Show / Check the daily what’s on sheet for times and venue

Saxons: Beowulf

A Norse storyteller recounts an ancient monster story, the tale of Beowulf, one of Scandinavia’s greatest heroes, as he fights the fearsome Grendel.

Show / Check the daily what’s on sheet for times and venue

Middle Ages: The true tale of Vlad Dracula

A soldier serving under the infamous prince tells how his master’s gruesome deeds shaped author Bram Stoker’s  fictional character.

Show / Check the daily what’s on sheet for times and venue

The above information is correct at the time of publication. Royal Armouries reserves the right to alter the programme without prior notification.

New gallery display opens 25th October

Discover the magic behind the movies with Make: Believe a new display showcasing the museum’s extensive collection of arms, armour and ephemera from cult and classic movies, television shows, stage and more.


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