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Royal Armouries remembrance events mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele Reflective service from 10.45am-11.30am, Saturday 11 November

  Royal Armouries remembrance events mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele Reflective service from 10.45am-11.30am, Saturday 11 November The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds will be hosting a weekend of commemorative events on the 11 and 12 November to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The Battle of Passchendaele took place between July and November 1917, ...

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National Treasures On Your Doorstep

Sally Perkins takes a look at these National Treasures right on your doorstep. Over the summer holidays, you might well have found yourself venturing out far and wide to visit an interesting, educational or entertaining place with the kids. Yet it is true what they say – we are often unaware of what is right on our doorstep. As well ...

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Royal Armouries Easter Tournament

With the museums Medieval Easter revels kicking off on 8 April, the Royal Armouries has announced the knights from across Europe competing for glory at this year’s Easter Tournament. The six highly experienced knights will do battle for the coveted Sword of Honour and the prestigious Queen’s Jubilee Trophy at the live-action contest running from 14-17 April. As well as ...

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Chariot Races and Saxon Battles at the Royal Armouries

This week Atkinson Action Horses and the team at Royal Armouries museum in Leeds will be bringing the original Olympic Games to life with chariot racing on Thursday 25 August, followed by a bank holiday weekend of Saxon and Norman warrior battles between 27 and 29 August. Equestrian events were some of the most spectacular sports in the ancient Olympic ...

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The battle of the Somme: commemorating the centenary

The battle of the Somme: commemorating the centenary Friday 1 – Sunday 3 July 2016 at Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds The Royal Armouries will mark the 100th anniversary of the first day of the battle of the Somme on 1 July with a weekend of gallery talks and demonstrations, a study day about the part the Yorkshire regiments played ...

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The Saxons are Coming to the Royal Armouries

#WarriorTreasures This half term bring the family down to the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds for a Saxon week of craft activities and demonstrations, living history displays, combat shows and to see a longboat reconstruction. The programme complements a special exhibition at the Royal Armouries, Warrior Treasures: Saxon Gold from the Staffordshire Hoard (27 May – 2 October), which will ...

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Riders from the East at Royal Armouries

This May Bank Holiday weekend the Royal Armouries will showcase the thrilling horseback archery skills associated with the Japanese Shogun. Alongside the shows the museum will be offering have-a-go origami craft sessions, Kimono demonstrations and a talk about Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawashogunate which virtually ruled Japan from 1600 to 1868. The shows at 12 noon and ...

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Royal Armouries celebrate 20 years of Success

Easter Tournament smashing lances for twenty years Fri 25 – Mon 28 March 2016 The Royal Armouries museum opened in the heart of Leeds in 1996. They will be celebrating this landmark occasion in style with their twentieth anniversary joust, which will feature their very own jouster Andy Deane – who has competed in every Easter Tournament at the Royal ...

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Hollywood Disco & Dine at Royal Armouries Museum

Royal Armouries Disco

Hollywood Disco & Dine at Royal Armouries Museum Strut your stuff down the red carpet and along the hall of fame to the cocktail bar where our mixologists will be ready to prepare your martini shaken or stirred! Happy hour at the bar from 6pm to 7pm – so plenty of time to show off your bling and pose for ...

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Sporting Heroes At the Royal Armouries!

Sporting Heroes Weekend at the Royal Armouries

Sporting Heroes At the Royal Armouries Saturday 8 August – Sunday 9 August In celebration of the Rugby World cup join their team as we tackle sport and warfare through combat demonstrations, handling sessions and talks to highlight their collection’s sporting connections. Their sporting programme includes archery, martial arts, boxing, wrestling, fencing and combat demonstrations with the chance to have ...

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