SHARP-SHOOTING WILD WEST FUN - Friday, 24 January 2014

See history come to life at the Royal Armouries in Leeds this February half-term (February 15 to 23) as the museum transports visitors to the sharp-shooting world of the Wild West.

Take on the Sheriff’s role and search the museum for bandits, desperados, rustlers and thieves – and enjoy old-fashioned Wild West shoot outs at high noon, plus demonstrations of whip cracking and knife throwing.

Half-term highlights run as follows. Museum admission and many activities are free – a small charge applies, where indicated.

Visitor Experience Manager Rachael Bevan said, “Our half-term 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 great day out, with something for everyone – from Wild West aficionados to families looking for a fun but educational day out.”

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Notes to editors

Royal Armouries is home to the national collection of arms and armour, including artillery, and has three British sites – at the Tower of London; a purpose-built museum in Leeds; and at Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

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