Mosey on Down to the Wild West - Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Howdy pardners! Grab your Stetsons and mosey on down to the Royal Armouries in Leeds this February half-term to witness the fascinating world of the Wild West.

Discover the Magnificent Seven – the most iconic cowboy guns in the Royal Armouries’ national collection – plus the latest Living History Days, daily “shoot outs”, weapon-handling sessions, children’s activities, films, talks and lots more.

The Magnificent Seven includes weapons of a type used in a variety of top films and TV shows – including Django Unchained; BBC drama Ripper Street; plus the famous ‘Tunstall’ revolver that belonged to rancher John Tunstall, whose murder Billy the Kid set out to avenge in 1878.

Other half-term highlights include:

Royal Armouries is home to the national collection of arms and armour – including some of the most fascinating exhibits in the world.

Museum director Peter Armstrong said, “Our new Outlaws event gives a fascinating insight into the world of the Wild West and links to the iconic exhibits in our national collection. This offers a low-cost day out, with something for everyone – from Wild West aficionados to families looking for a fun but educational day out.”

Museum admission, including the Living History Days, is free. A small charge may apply to some activities. For times and more details of all events, including the Magnificent Seven guns visit the Royal Armouries website

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