The Real Iron Men

Forget the glamour and glitz of Hollywood! At the Royal Armouries there are no special effects or CGI – just real iron men in full on live combat, doing battle in front of your eyes.

Strength War – The Celts v The Saxons

Tuesday 1, Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 June

Experience the battle of The Celts versus The Saxons as four of the UK’s strongest men go head to head. There will be competitions throughout the day, featuring four strongmen including the current UK champion Jimmy Marku and Scotland’s strongest man, Louis MacLean.

Weekend Jousting

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 May, Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 June

Witness the drama and passion of real-live jousting in the heart of Leeds.
2pm in the Arena.
£2.50 adults and £1.50 concessions

Other half-term highlights include:

Armoured fights – Live combat, daily in the Amphitheatre, free

Iron Men Horse Show – Armour through the Ages
Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June, 2pm in the Arena
£2.50 adults and £1.50 concessions

Falconry – birds of prey flying demonstrations
Daily, 12 noon in the Arena.
£1.50 adults and £1 concessions

Hands on History – Object handling sessions
Daily, 11am – 4pm in the Oriental Gallery

Guided Tours – Daily at 11am

Have-A-Go Sword – Learn the moves with our swordfighters. Daily at 3pm in the Dojo
£3 per child (limited places available, children must be 8 years or over and a minimum of 4ft tall)

Arts and Crafts – Make a knight’s helmet and shield. Daily 11am – 3pm in the War Gallery.
£1 per child

Metal Work – A.S.H the Armourer will be demonstrating the art of armour making. Daily, 10am – 5pm in the Craft Court Workshop.

Museum entry is free.

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