Royal Armouries Museums

There is always lots to see and do at the Royal Armouries.
Our museums are open every day and admission is free!

Opening times

10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

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1. Education

It’s time to get your pupils out of the classroom for a unique and memorable learning experience at the Royal Armouries.

2. Leeds Education

Information for teachers and others planning a group educational visit to the Royal Armouries in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

3. Fort Nelson Education

Information for those planning a education group visit to the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson.

4. Buff coats and Baldricks

Information about buff-coats and baldricks suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

5. English Civil Wars Muskets

Information about muskets suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

6. Harquebusier armour

Information about harquebusier armour suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

7. Cuirassier armour

Information about cuirassier armour suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

8. Swords of the English Civil Wars

Information about Swords of the English Civil Wars suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

9. Pikemen's armour

Information about Pikemen in the English Civil Wars; suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

10. Teachers notes: Littlecote House

Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

11. Task 1: Exploration of Littlecote House

Task 1: Exploration of Littlecote House.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

12. Task 2: Inside Littlecote House

Task 2: Exploration of Littlecote House.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

13. Task 3 Popham portrait

Task 3: Popham portrait.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

14. Curriculum links: Littlecote House

Curriculum links: Exploration of Littlecote House.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

15. Resources: Exploration of Littlecote House

Resources: Exploration of Littlecote House.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

16. Battle of Marston Moor video

Video clip of the Battle of Marston Moor re-enactment.

17. Explore Littlecote House

Adobe Flash® based interactive exploring the Popham Armoury and Littlecote House through paintings and objects from the Royal Armouries collection. Designed for Key Stage 3 study of the English Civil Wars. Designed for SmartBoard™.

18. Online Learning

This area presents various activities for use online by learners of all ages.

19. Teachers Resources: Explore Littlecote House

Resources for teachers for use in the classroom along with the Explore Littlecote House interactive module, includes classroom tasks, teachers notes, links to further information, and resources for download.

20. Explore Littlecote House (without Flash)

Study the English Civil War through exploring Littlecote House. This section does not use Adobe Flash®.

21. Carbines and blunderbusses

Information about flintlock carbines suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

22. Key Stages 1 & 2

Pupils will come face-to-face with history at the home of the national collection of arms and armour in Leeds.

23. WebQuests

WebQuests is an interactive learning environment for schools, which is a collaboration between 9 national museums

24. Loan Boxes

Take objects from our famous national collection into your classroom with our new Loans Box service.

25. Sergeant Dobson's Kitchen

Help your child to engage in sensory play (sight, touch, smell) and to respond to their surroundings in a Victorian kitchen.

26. Scales and Tales

Scales and Tales is a Treasure Box designed for use in our Art of Artillery gallery and is recommended for children aged between 0–2 years of age.

27. Key Stage 3

Our range of workshops for senior schools have all been developed with the needs of the school curriculum in mind.

21 Events

1. Easter Eggs with Bite!

Guerrilla Artists: Creative family art workshops. Inspired by the Museum’s collection.

2. La Danse Macabre

Guerrilla Artists: Creative family art workshops. Inspired by the Museum’s collection.

3. The Fairy Queen

Guerrilla Artists: Creative family art workshops. Inspired by the Museum’s collection.

4. Kites and Kingdoms

Guerrilla Artists: Creative family art workshops. Inspired by the Museum’s collection.

5. Never mind the Pollock’s

Guerrilla Artists: Creative family art workshops. Inspired by the Museum’s collection.

6. Festival of Light

Guerrilla Artists: Creative family art workshops. Inspired by the Museum’s collection.

7. Guerrilla Artists

Guerrilla Artists Creative family art workshops. Inspired by the museum’s collection.

8. Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to Clay

90 minute adult art workshop programme will introduce you a variety of inspiring and creative classes. Led by our specialised tutor, these workshops are small, friendly and relaxed. All materials provided.

9. Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to Clay

90 minute adult art workshop programme will introduce you a variety of inspiring and creative classes. Led by our specialised tutor, these workshops are small, friendly and relaxed. All materials provided.

10. Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to printing

90 minute adult art workshop programme will introduce you a variety of inspiring and creative classes. Led by our specialised tutor, these workshops are small, friendly and relaxed. All materials provided.

11. Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to printing

90 minute adult art workshop programme will introduce you a variety of inspiring and creative classes. Led by our specialised tutor, these workshops are small, friendly and relaxed. All materials provided.

12. Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to felt making

90 minute adult art workshop programme will introduce you a variety of inspiring and creative classes. Led by our specialised tutor, these workshops are small, friendly and relaxed. All materials provided.

13. Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to felt making

90 minute adult art workshop programme will introduce you a variety of inspiring and creative classes. Led by our specialised tutor, these workshops are small, friendly and relaxed. All materials provided.

14. History Talks - Tudors on Twitter?

These introductory sessions give an overview of some of the significant events in the Tudor period, followed by a chance to handle some of our original and replica objects.

15. History Talks - Tudors on Twitter?

These introductory sessions give an overview of some of the significant events in the Tudor period, followed by a chance to handle some of our original and replica objects.

16. History Talks - Yorkshire Traitors?

These introductory sessions give an overview of some of the significant events in the Tudor period, followed by a chance to handle some of our original and replica objects.

17. History Talks - Yorkshire Traitors?

These introductory sessions give an overview of some of the significant events in the Tudor period, followed by a chance to handle some of our original and replica objects.

18. History Talks - The Queen's Alchemist!

These introductory sessions give an overview of some of the significant events in the Tudor period, followed by a chance to handle some of our original and replica objects.

19. History Talks - The Queen's Alchemist!

These introductory sessions give an overview of some of the significant events in the Tudor period, followed by a chance to handle some of our original and replica objects.

20. Working Together

One-day MLA, ITT event for museum and archive education professionals.

21. Fit for a King: Royal armour of the Tudors and Stuarts

A lecture telling the story of royal armour fashion and illustrates surviving pieces. Followed by a guided tour of the Tournament gallery.


4 Press Releases

1. Royal Armouries fire up online learning

Royal Armouries harness the latest technology to boost learning as part of its inspirational, online, interactive and educational programmes.

2. Science on timetable at Fort Nelson

The Royal Armouries (RA) has secured a £3,000 grant to help put science on the timetable at historic Fort Nelson.

3. Royal Armouries Museum to host one-day event for museum and archive education professionals

A one-day event on May 6 for museum and archive education professionals. Led by speakers from three different ITT providers, the free event also examines the ways in which ITT Institutions and museums and archives have worked together.

4. From I Spy to iPods – History goes high tech at Fort Nelson

The Royal Armouries today launches its brand new state-of-the-art education facilities at Fort Nelson – using the latest interactive technology to make history come alive for Hampshire primary schoolchildren.