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iVisit.... Dangerous Arts @ Royal Armouries

  • Dangerous Arts Royal Armouries Dr Leeds, LS10 1LT United Kingdom (map)

Discover how we bring history to life. The summer holidays will be packed with combat demonstrations, have-a-go sessions, dramatic performances, collection handling opportunities, museum tours and loads more.

Events running throughout the Summer will include: Bringing History To Life

Mondays & Fridays

The Royal Armouries’ highly skilled interpretation team will let you in to some of their secret training methods, such as how they decipher ancient manuscripts and choreograph fight scenes. Gallery performances and demonstrations throughout the day. Please pick up a daily What’s On guide at the museum.

Have-A-Go Workshops

Mondays & Fridays

Learn the art of sword-fighting in this fun and interactive workshop (child-friendly props and ‘weapons’ will be provided).

Suitable for ages 5 -11 (parental supervision required) / £3.50 / 60 minutes / Book on the day in the museum

 Arts & Crafts

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Be inspired by objects in the collection and learn some new creative skills. More details of workshops to follow shortly

Quick Draw Sessions

Join our drop-in drawing sessions and be inspired by the collection.

Free / All materials provided

Meet the Makers


Come and meet the specialist craftspeople who make leather goods, armour, swords and costumes for the museum. Demonstrations of traditional crafts throughout the day.