Date: Wednesday 30 October 2013
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
Duration: 1–2 hours
Price: £5
Capacity: 100
Tickets: Available online, on the night at the Royal Armouries shop, or call 0113 220 1888

Speaker: Jonathan Ferguson – Curator of Firearms

Jonathan Ferguson, Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, has a particular interest in the folklore and mythology of arms and armour as well as popular culture and the supernatural.

He will be talking about the various means of slaying vampires in both folklore and fiction, including the real story behind the mysterious vampire killing kits.

There will be a chance to see, up close, the kit recently acquired by the Royal Armouries – read more about the recently purchased Vampire Slayer Kit on our blog

“…a sacred bullet fired into the coffin will kill him so that he be true dead; and as for the stake through him, or the cut-off head that giveth rest, we have seen it with our eyes.”
Professor Van Helsing, Dracula


Tickets can also be booked by phone or email on the night at the Royal Armouries shop.

Tel: 0113 220 1888
Email: bookings@armouries.org.uk

PG 13+ Some content is not suitable for children under the age of 13 years

The Royal Armouries shop will be open on the evening between 5:45-6:30pm and for 30 minutes after the lecture. Tickets may be bought on the night from the shop.