NSGOM – Visit to Royal Armouries

In almost monsoon-like rain, a group of the NSGOM met up on Hucknall Market Place for an early start to our journey to Leeds Armouries. Travelling with a minibus from the Ravenshead Community fleet we enjoyed the journey up to Leeds arriving before 10.00 am.

The Armouries house the home of the UK’s National Collection of arms which are spread out over five floors of the purpose-built centre. You discover during the tour how arms and armour have shaped our history over the centuries.

The exhibits are brought to life by the ” Live Interpretation Team” who provide live demonstrations over the day. The are some very special exhibits on show not least the largest animal armour in the world – elephant armour complete with tusk surrounds.

Meeting up at 12,45 pm the group then travelled on to The Lord Darcy restaurant for lunch. We returned in slightly improved weather conditions arriving back in Hucknall just after 4.00pm.

A huge thank you goes to Gary Holmes for organising what was an excellent day out.

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