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Royally good fun in Leeds this May half term

Friday, 10th May 2019

girl dressed as a queen

This May half term (28 May – 2 June) the Royal Armouries in Leeds will be packed with royal-themed activities for all ages to enjoy.

Following the museum’s “At the Court of Elizabeth I” Bank Holiday event and Elizabethan horse shows (25 – 27 May); the week will be filled with live combat displays, early years storytelling, dramatic performances, crafts and a chance to get hands on with some of the remarkable objects in the Royal Armouries collection.

The Royal Armouries cares for one of the most unique and remarkable collections of arms and armour associated with monarchs in the world, from the tournament armours of a young King Henry VIII, Emperor Maximillian I and the sporting garniture of Elizabeth Petrovna, Empress of Russia.

Visitors are invited to come and explore the museum with the Royal Puzzle Trail and discover fascinating objects with royal history, including magnificent armours, intricately decorated swords and embellished firearms. Participants of the trail will be entered into a draw with a prize fit for a king or queen for the winner!

Entry to the Royal Armouries is free; however some activities may have a small charge. Open 10 am – 5 pm daily.

Commenting on the upcoming events, Mark Jackson, Events and Informal Learning Manager said: “The Royal Armouries is the perfect place to bring the whole family this half term. With a packed programme of activities exploring the royal links in our collections, there is something to entertain all ages. Our collections include some of the most remarkable objects related to monarchs from around the world and this event will give visitors a chance to see these brought to life through live action demonstrations and opportunities to get their hands on history.”

Find out more about upcoming events at the Royal Armouries online.

Tickets to the Elizabethan Horse Shows (25 – 27 May) can be purchased through Eventbrite.

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About the Royal Armouries

Entry to the museum is free but some activities carry a small charge.