Opening Times:

All all year, except, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Contact Details:

Armouries Drive, Leeds

0113 220 1999

Medieval Easter

  • Accepts groups
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cash Point
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toilets
  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Gift shop
  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs available
4th April 2020 - 19th April 2020

In June 1520 King Henry VIII and the French king, Francis I, met in France for one of the most lavish and ambitious diplomatic and sporting events in history – The Field of Cloth of Gold. To mark the 500th anniversary of this, the ultimate display of Tudor power and glory, we will be bringing history to life with a brand new exhibition, a season of spectacular, action-packed events, including our magnificent jousting tournament. These events will feature costumed characters, combats, talks & tours plus lots of have-a-go activities, giving you the perfect opportunity to get your hands on history. The path to power Our Tudor Power and Glory season begins with the Tudors on their road to power. Discover through thrilling live combat demonstrations and dramatic performances how this mighty dynasty seized the English throne. Our medieval Easter events will give you the chance to get your hands on history and learn some new skills in have-go-archery and sword fighting sessions, and the museum’s own men-at-arms will be demonstrating armoured combat techniques with poll-axes and two-handed swords. History will come to life over the Easter weekend (11 and 12 April) as we re-enact the battle of Bosworth and the climactic downfall of Richard III and the Plantagenets in the Wars of the Roses. Information is correct at the time of publication. A full daily programme of events will be published nearer the time.

View dates & times

Saturday 04th April 2020 - 10:00am

Sunday 19th April 2020 - 10:00am