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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There are 36 items tagged with ‘seminars

36 Events

1. Wellington Weekend

A special event dedicated to some of the most exciting stories from the great battle at Waterloo.

2. Heritage Open Days

A chance to get behind the scenes and learn about the things that are not usually on display at the museum.

3. English Civil War Seminar

Learn about the realities of the English Civil Wars in Yorkshire, focusing on the Battle of Marston Moor. Also handle objects from the Popham armoury from Littlecote House.

4. Bonnie Prince Charlie and the ‘45

An introduction to the ’45, through lecture, interpretation and film. Examine and handle contemporary arms and armour of the period.

5. Now That’s Something You Don’t See Everyday!

Come and take a closer look at some of the rare, curious and simply oddball weapons in the Royal Armouries’ collections, many of which have never been on public display.

6. Victoria's Wars

“Into the valley of death …” Well not quite, but it can bet pretty chilly at Fort Nelson, which is the venue for this year’s two day seminar on Victoria’s Wars being held on 13th and 14th March 2010 in association with Ian Fletcher Battlefield T

7. WEAPONS CURIOSA

Come and find out about some of the most famous and unusual examples of the weapon smith’s art!

8. DUELLING WEAPONS

An introduction to the art and social history of duelling and a closer look at the duellist’s weapons of choice and their origins.

9. INDIAN SWORDS

Explore the diversity of Indian swords from the talwar to the firanghi, the katar to the khanjar.

10. Iconic weapons: from the longbow to the Luger

This seminar examines the impact of weapons developed which changed the nature of warfare.From the English longbow, to the wheellock, to the self-loading pistol and machine gun.

11. European swords and daggers: Medieval to Modern

This seminar will give an overview of the development of swords and daggers.

12. Iconic Weapons II: From the Axe to the AK

Iconic weapons seminar.

13. The Battle of Towton - 550th anniversary

Learn about the Battle of Towton and handle objects from the Wars of Roses period.

14. THE ARMOUR OF FEUDAL JAPAN

This seminar is an opportunity to find out more about the diplomatic armours sent to Europe from the East during the 16th and 17th centuries and a rare chance to handle original samples.

15. OUT OF NOWHERE

A unique opportunity to learn about the history of and handle sniping rifles with our expert guide.

16. YOU DON’T SEE ONE OF THESE EVERY DAY!

The world of arms and armour is awash with rarities, this is your chance to handle unique items from the Royal Armouries collections.

17. SEMINAR - BATTLE OF TOWTON, 1461

Find out how the bloodiest battle of the War of the Roses unfolded and handle contemporary pieces from the Royal Armouries collections.

18. SEMINAR - BATTLE OF TOWTON, 1461

Find out how the bloodiest battle of the War of the Roses unfolded and handle contemporary pieces from the Royal Armouries collections.

19. SEMINAR: UP TO THE HILT: EUROPEAN SWORDS AND DAGGERS

The seminar will illustrate the development of the sword and dagger over 3000 years and the dilemma between creating weapons for cut or thrust, or both.

20. SEMINAR: THE ARMOURER’S ART

Join our expert curator to handle original examples of Renaissance armour showing techniques such as engraving, etching, gilding, embossing, damascening and bluing.

21. SEMINAR: ARMS AND ARMOUR OF THE WARS OF THE THREE KINGDOMS

A special all-day seminar on English Civil War including lectures on arms and armour of the seventeenth century, collections handling session and guided tours of the museum’s galleries.

22. SEMINAR - PIRACY AND CONFLICT

Explore the weapons used by pirates through history with curator of Firearms, Jonathan Ferguson.

23. SEMINAR - PIRACY AND CONFLICT

Explore the weapons used by pirates through history with curator of Firearms, Jonathan Ferguson.

24. SEMINAR: WEAPONS AND THE MOVIES

Handle historic objects from our collection and weapons made by movie special effects team, WETA Workshop.

25. SEMINAR: WEAPONS AND THE MOVIES

Handle historic objects from our collection and weapons made by movie special effects team, WETA Workshop.

26. SEMINAR: WAR GAMING

Join our curators to handle a selection of real firearms and swords featured in classic and more recent games.

27. SEMINAR: WAR GAMING

Join our curators to handle a selection of real firearms and swords featured in classic and more recent games.

28. SEMINAR: GANGSTERS' PARADISE

Bank robbers, smugglers, public enemies and police corruption, discover the real weapons of criminals.

29. SEMINAR: GANGSTERS' PARADISE

Bank robbers, smugglers, public enemies and police corruption, discover the real weapons of criminals.

30. SEMINAR - Arms and armour of the Wars of the Roses

Learn about the arms and armour of the Wars of the Roses and meet one of the team who helped identify Richard III.

31. SEMINAR - The arms and armour of the First World War

Get hands on with the deadly machines of the most destructive conflict in history and learn how Victorian technology was adapted to suit the tactics of this ‘modern’ warfare.

32. SEMINAR - The arms and armour of the First World War

Get hands on with the deadly machines of the most destructive conflict in history and learn how Victorian technology was adapted to suit the tactics of this ‘modern’ warfare.

33. SEMINAR - Swords of Asia

Examine swords from across the Asian continent and learn the manufacturing and decorative techniques involved in their creation.

34. SEMINAR - Fakes and forgeries

Handle and study the museum’s remarkable fakes.

36. SEMINAR - European Edged Weapons

Get to grips with important and unique weapons from the Bronze Age and the Middle Ages, basket-hilts, small-swords and even swords from the movies.