Things to see

There are six galleries at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. There is also the impressive Hall of Steel which has a mass display of over 2,500 objects, and the outside Tiltyard where live shows take place.

Admission is free.

SUPERHEROES WEEKEND

Fantasy meets reality this August Bank Holiday with an invasion of the superheroes, including Iron Man, Batman and Star Wars Storm Troopers.

29 August 2015

Leeds

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Did you know?

The iron lady of India

The most famous 19th century female warrior was the Rani of Jhansi, who recruited female gunners and troopers. She was often seen in the palace gardens controlling her horses with the reins held between her teeth and a sword in each hand.