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GUNPOWDER, TREASON & PLOT AT FORT NELSON 23 September 2015
This October kids can join Guy Fawkes and his gang of gunpowder plotters on an exciting underground adventure into one of the 19th century tunnels at Fort Nelson near Portsmouth and Fareham.
THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT 11 September 2015
25 October 2015 marks the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this event Royal Armouries will present a special exhibition in the White Tower at the Tower of London from 23 October until 31 January.
FORT NELSON NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE AWARD 21 July 2015
The Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson in Hampshire has been shortlisted in the national Association for Heritage Interpretation 2015 Discover Heritage Awards – for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland – sponso
A new photographic exhibition at the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds ‘The Unseen Collection’ reveals some of the secrets behind a range of items from the Royal Armouries collection of arms and armour.
HEROES AND VILLAINS THIS SUMMER 15 July 2015
Visitors will discover more about real and fantasy heroes and villains in an action-packed summer of family events. There will be combat demonstrations, fascinating true stories and tall tales, dare devil horse shows and hands on history activities.
GET ACTIVE THIS SUMMER AT FORT NELSON 14 July 2015
There will be plenty of fun events to keep the children entertained and active at the fully-restored Victorian Fort Nelson in Hampshire over the summer holidays.
WATERLOO WEEK 5 June 2015
A programme of events at Royal Armouries Museum Leeds, including action-packed horse shows,
to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo.
DEFEND THE FORT! 21 May 2015
This half term young ‘volunteers’ are invited to come along to help defend the Victorian Fort Nelson with gun drills and marching practice.
WATERLOO 1815: THE ART OF BATTLE EXHIBITION 13 May 2015
Royal Armouries Leeds will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo – one of the most significant battles in European history – with a special exhibition which brings together works of art, arms and armour.
In an announcement made by Museums at Night, the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds has been shortlisted for the prestigious national Connect! competition.
As part of the national Museums at Night programme, visitors will be given exclusive after-hours access to some of the unseen subterranean areas of Fort Nelson near Portsmouth.
ARMOURIES JOINS SEARCH FOR ENGLAND’S LOST KING – RICHARD III 31 January 2013
Royal Armouries’ curator forms part of expert academic team investigating the “skeleton in the car park” discovery – possibly the human remains of a lost king, Richard III.
FESTIVE FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY 30 November 2012
Head to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds this December for a Victorian Christmas with a twist.
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