The eve of battle! Just hours to go till Leeds is transformed


Just a day to go till the courtyard outside the Royal Armouries in Leeds is transformed into an encampment full of gambling Roundheads, oppressed civilians, cooking goodwives and slovenly officers…

The Royal Armouries website has all the details, plus directions and museum information. Our displays will take place between 10am and 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday with:

  • 17th-century military camp on Royal Armouries square
  • Pike drills
  • Musket drills
  • Children’s pike drills
  • Cannon firing displays

And for those of you with kids, don’t forget the fantastic museum will be open as usual throughout the day, with:

Interpretations – throughout the day from 10.15

Falconry – 12.30 (30 mins)

  • £3 adults & £2 concessions

Horseshow – 14.00 (30 mins)

  • £3 adults & £2 concessions

Have a go sword – 15.15 (45 mins)

  • £5 per person suitable for 8 years plus

Jester’s yard – 11.00 – 16.00

  • £2.50 per child (adults free)


And just to whet your appetites, here’s a short film about the regiment, giving you an idea of some of the things you can expect to see this weekend:


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