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Saturday 15 June 2013

Why not give the experience of an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the world-class collections at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

As part of a small group, participants will meet our experts, get up close to the collections, explore the museum stores and dine in a unique gallery setting.

After an introduction to the Museum and the collections there will be the opportunity to handle original objects under the guidance of our specialist curators.

Followed by a real treat for the true enthusiast – the opportunity to explore the amazing study collections on a tour of the museum stores. Only a very small percentage of our collection is on display and this is a special chance to see the superb range of museum objects and to explore the breadth and historical significance of the collections.

Edwardian Gun Room
The elegant Hunting Gallery Gun Room will be the venue for pre-dinner drinks and a formal three-course dinner.


3.30 – 5.00pm Welcome and Object Handling Session
5.00pm – 5.30pm Refreshments
5.30pm – 6.45pm Behind the Scenes Store Tour
7.00pm Pre-dinner Drinks in the Hunting Gallery
7.30pm Dinner in the Gun Room

The Behind the Scenes experience will be led by Thom Richardson, Keeper Armour and Oriental Collections and Karen Watts, Senior Curator Art and Armour.

Tickets: £200 per person

Book early as places are limited
Tel: 0113 220 1888

The event is fully accessible.
Age 16+ only. Photographic ID will be needed for all participants.
Royal Armouries reserves the right to alter the programme without prior notification.