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  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Green Tourism Bronze Award
  • Deliciouslyorkshire Member
  • White Rose Award Finalist
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information
  • Event data supplied by Leeds Inspired

Exhibition, Sun 26 - Mon 27 May 2019, free entry

VISITENGLAND QUALITY ASSURED VISITOR ATTRACTION WHITE ROSE AWARD FINALIST GREEN TOURISM BRONZE DELICIOUSLYORKSHIRE MEMBER

Monarchs – Elizabeth I

Monarchs – Elizabeth I

Details

This May Bank Holiday join us at the court of Elizabeth I and meet the ‘Virgin Queen’.

Nickname: THE ‘VIRGIN QUEEN’
Lived: 1533 – 1603
Reigned: 1558 – 1603
Ruled: ENGLAND AND IRELAND

Daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Her reign is known as the ‘Golden Age’ —  a time of exploration and English naval supremacy.

THEMED WEEKEND FEATURES

* costumed characters
* live and authentic combat demonstrations
* talks
* tours
* object handling sessions

DAILY EVENT PROGRAMME

10.30am  Meet the monarch: Elizabeth I
10.45am  The armour of Lord Dudley / Talk
11.00am   Interactive storytelling for under 5s
11.15am    Elizabethan sword master / Demonstration
12noon     Crafts (until 3pm)
12noon     Tudor riding skills / Horse show
1.00pm     The Armada / Performance
2.00pm    Elizabethan armoured combat / Demonstration
3.00pm    Tudor riding skills / Horse show
3.45pm     The adventures of Sir Francis Drake / Performance

TUDOR HORSE SHOWS

Queen Elizabeth I will also be hosting special Tudor riding skills horse shows in the outdoor arena.

TIME

* 12 noon
* 3 pm

Horse show tickets can be pre-booked online.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Visitor Attraction of the Year 2004. White Rose Tourism Award.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 26 - Mon 27 May 2019 10:00 to 00:00

Prices

Free entry

Entry to the museum is free, however horse shows are ticketed and tickets can be booked in advance

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 26 - Mon 27 May Monarchs – Elizabeth I
Sun 26 - Mon 27 May Monarchs: Tudor Riding Skills Horse Shows
Tue 28 May - Sun 2 Jun A Royal Half Term
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jun Monarchs – Tokugawa Ieyasu
Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jul Monarchs – George III
Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug Monarchs – Charles II

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    Contact

    Royal Armouries

    Address

    Armouries Drive,
    Leeds,
    LS10 1LT

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Royal Armouries Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 309329  Lat: 53.79187 Long: -1.53226

    By Road:
    From M621 turn off at jct 4 south Leeds. Follow signs for Leeds city centre then follow the brown tourist signs for the museum.

    By Public Transport:
    After leaving Leeds Railway Station, turn left onto City Square, the right along Boar Lane. Keep going until you are behind The Corn Exchange, and follow Assembly Street round until you reach The Calls. Cross over and pass 42 The Calls Hotel on your right, then cross over Leeds Centenery Footbridge. Over the bridge, walk across Brewery Wharf, past Jurys Inn and over Bowman Lane.. Armouries Drive is directly opposite, follow the signs for the musuem. The walk from Leeds Railway Station takes approximately 20 minutes, or 5 minutes in a taxi.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds City Station station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Visitor Attraction of the Year 2004. White Rose Tourism Award.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
    • YesBaby changing facilities

    General

    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system

    Entrance

    • YesEntrance is well lit
    • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

    Food

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls