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SAT 8 NOV

SEMINAR - The arms and armour of the First World War

Royal Armouries, Leeds

Run by: Royal Armouries

Part of the First World War centenary commemorations.

clock10:30–16:30

Suitable for 16+

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At the outbreak of war all armies fought with weapons designed in the 1880s? and virtually no armour. Commanders on all sides were ill-prepared for the ?sheer scale of the war ahead, and although the stagnation of the Western Front drove innovation, the core tools available to the infantry soldier did not change significantly throughout the conflict.

Learn how Victorian technology was adapted to suit the tactics of this ‘modern' warfare and get hands on with the deadly machines of the most destructive conflict in history.

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Cost

£30.00

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Royal Armouries

Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT

About this location

Home to Britain's national collection of arms and armour, the Royal Armouries Museum houses a world-renowned collection Show more… of over 75,000 objects.

Check out the weapons and armour of warriors through the ages from early medieval knights to the modern-day soldier.

Discover treasures from around the globe - explore the Ottoman Empire, the Wild West, Europe, Japan and India.

Wonder at the fabulous arms and armour of the Japanese shoguns, the royal houses of Europe and the kinds of England including Henry VIII who reigns supreme in our newly refurbished Tournament Gallery.

With exciting Hands on History interactives you'll get closer to the action than ever before.

A fascinating FREE day out for the whole family.
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Home to Britain's national collection of arms and armour, the Royal Armouries Museum houses a world-renowned collection of over 75,000 objects.

Check out the weapons and armour of warriors through the ages from early medieval knights to the modern-day soldier.

Discover treasures from around the globe - explore the Ottoman Empire, the Wild West, Europe, Japan and India.

Wonder at the fabulous arms and armour of the Japanese shoguns, the royal houses of Europe and the kinds of England including Henry VIII who reigns supreme in our newly refurbished Tournament Gallery.

With exciting Hands on History interactives you'll get closer to the action than ever before.

A fascinating FREE day out for the whole family.

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This activity is organised and run by Royal Armouries.

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