Opening Times:

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

Contact Details:

Armouries Drive, Leeds

0113 220 1999

The Field of Cloth of Gold Exhibition

  • 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
27th March 2020 - 27th March 2020

A new exhibition to mark the 500th anniversary of The Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII’s spectacular meeting with Francois I of France, one of the greatest and most conspicuous displays of wealth, pageantry and culture that Europe had ever seen. In June 1520 Henry VIII and Francois I met outside Calais in France for a diplomatic and sporting event of unprecedented scale and ambition – The Field of Cloth of Gold. Our new exhibition will bring together for the first time a collection of remarkable objects, including some of Henry VIII’s most important armours, specially created for him to wear at The Field of Cloth of Gold. Travel back in time and explore with us the development of Henry’s armoury, the challenges of transporting the English court to France, the spectacle of the tournament and the political power play at the heart of the event.

View dates & times

Friday 27th March 2020 - 10:00am