Activites run by the bbc and partners

Things To Do - Activities

SAT 1 NOV

TALK - The Origins of the Mad Minute

Royal Armouries, Leeds

Run by: Royal Armouries

Explaining British infantry rifle-shooting prowess at the beginning of the First World War.

clock14:00–15:00

Suitable for 16+

World War One BBC Logo
  • Parking not available at this location
  • Toilets available at this location
  • Disabled toilets available at this location
  • Disabled access available at this location
  • Baby changing available at this location
  • Food available at this location
  • Picnic Area available at this location
  •  Dogs are not welcome at this location
black and white photograph of infantry with kit

© IWM Q16299

Add to calendar

In August 1914 the British Expeditionary Force inflicted serious casualties on the advancing German First Army at Mons.

During the initial engagements at the Nimy Bridge, the rifle fire of soldiers of 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers was? so effective that German soldiers believed that they were facing a battery of machine guns.

Here we explore how the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield was inspired by the tactics of the late 1890s North West Frontier engagements and study how it shaped British small arms tactics from Boer War to First World War.

Disclaimer

Activities are not organised by the BBC unless stated otherwise. Neither is the BBC responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. If you are under 18, ask your parent/guardian before taking part in any activity.

Cost

£5.00.

Information about this activity is provided by Culture24

Venue

+ Enlarge map - Shrink map

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.
Show less…

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.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by Royal Armouries.

Activities near here

More World War One related activities

Bringing the Great War to BBC audiences 100 years on...

Visit the BBC World War One website

Become a partner

Become a partner

Does your not-for-profit or publicly funded organisation run activities that could feature here?