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Royal Armouries

Image of the Lyle Bacinet, a medieval helmet held in the Leeds Armouries collection

Monday 03 July
Depart: Parkinson Steps: 13.30
Arrive: Parkinson Steps: 18.00
Price: £25.00

The Royal Armouries is the British national collection of arms and armour and Britain's oldest museum. It contains the finest collection of medieval arms and armour in Britain.

This visit will take place when the museum is closed to the public. After a private combat demonstration by the Royal Armouries interpretation team, half of the group will take part in a guided tour of the galleries, while the other group will have the opportunity to view and handle original examples of armour and weapons with curatorial staff. The focus of this session will be a comparison of European arms and armour with African and Asian examples. After about an hour, the groups will switch before departing the museum at approximately 17:00.

In order to attend this excursion delegates will be required to bring a valid photo ID with them, such as a driving license or passport. Delegates should note that they will not be permitted to move unaccompanied around the galleries and will need to remain with the group.

For more information about the Royal Armouries, please visit