JOIN THE REVOLUTION! - Friday, 17 May 2013
Join the Revolution this May half-term and Bank Holiday and head to the Royal Armouries in Leeds for low-cost family fun (May 25 to June 2).
See history come alive as the museum stages a host of visual and hands-on Bank Holiday and half-term activities – including sword-fighting demonstrations, appearances by a regimental re-enactment group, and a chance for children to help “build the barricades” and raise the revolutionaries’ flag.
Visitors will get the chance to:
• Encounter red-coated infantrymen from the 33rd Foote Regiment as they go through their paces on Sunday (May 26) and Monday (May 27) – including a black-powder firing on the Bank Holiday Monday. Emphasis is placed on the lives of ordinary, rank and file private soldiers, the backbone of the 19th century Army.
• Enjoy daily screenings of the blockbusting film, Les Misérables in the War Cinema.
• Experience talks and demonstrations in the galleries, including sword-fighting demonstrations.
• Help build the barricades, and see the guillotine on the War Stage – all with related talks.
Museum admission and cinema entry are free although a small charge may apply to some activities.
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Notes to editors
- Royal Armouries is the national museum of arms and armour and has sites in Leeds, HM Tower of London, Fort Nelson and Louisville, Kentucky. It is the first British national museum to open a permanent presence in another country
- Admission to the museum is free. However, there may be a small charge for some special events.
- Open all year daily, 10am-5pm. Closed 24-25 December
- Information Line: 0113 220 1999
- Website: www.royalarmouries.org
- The Royal Armouries Museum should not be confused with Royal Armouries International plc, the private sector corporate hospitality business.