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Royal Armouries Museum

Tudor Summer

28th July - 10:00 am - 5th September - 5:00 pm

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Experience history-in-action with plenty of thrilling activities for families to enjoy safely this summer.

Join us for an action-packed summer at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds as we celebrate the Tudors with a range of different outdoor events every day.

Plus experience thrilling western shootouts, authentic Second World War gun-firing demonstrations, and captivating combat shows. All hosted in our outdoor Amphitheatre.

If rain stops play, we’ll be offering live-action demonstrations in the museum with historical characters and weaponry through the ages. So whatever the weather, we’ve got it covered.

Don’t miss our spectacular Tudor Jousting Tournament taking place during the August Bank Holiday weekend – tickets to be released soon. Our members will get priority booking, find out more about our membership scheme here.

Schedule of activities

We will be open every day during the school summer holidays (Wednesday 28 July – Sunday 5 September) from 10am – 5pm. 

Please be aware that due to the continued impact of COVID-19, our staff team may have to self-isolate at short notice. Unfortunately, this may affect our ability to deliver our live events programme. All updates will be communicated on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as on our website.

28 July – 1 August

Outdoor live-action demonstrations

2 – 27 August

Daily horse shows, stables open, outdoor gun-firing demonstrations and combat demonstrations

Weekends: 7 – 8 August, 14 – 15 August, 21 – 22 August

Horse shows, stables open, falconry, have-a-go archery, blacksmith demonstrations, outdoor gun-firing and combat demonstrations

Bank Holiday Weekend: 28 – 30 August

Tudor Jousting Tournament – tickets to be released soon.

31 August – 5 September:

Outdoor live-action demonstrations

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We’ll be continuing to limit the number of visitors so recommend pre-booking your tickets to guarantee your visit. Although we will be accepting visitors who have not pre-booked, you may be asked to wait for a time slot to be available. We’re usually quieter after 2pm.