Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Day out at the Royal Armouries

I have a week off with the kids as our child minder is on holiday.  Monday it was a trip up the Dales and paddling in streams, yesterday was scorching so the days was spent at Ilkley lido.

Today however I took Max and Emma to the Royal Armouries in Leeds. I was not sure if Emma would enjoy it, I knew Max would, however she enjoyed as much as he did. 

Having a go at the Vickers MG shooting game was the highlight.

Battle of Waterloo. This is a smaller version of the original 1830s display by Captain Siborne and which included 75000 model figures. Not sure how many figures are in the smaller version - it's safe to say that it is more than 3000 figures used in the largest game I have ever played in.

The are plenty of exhibits and Emma particulary like this one.

A rather nice little mortar and  the arms and weapons that line the central staircase.

Also rather liked this double headed eagle.  This was part of the display for the tournament and Maximilian the first display. Something my Maximilian liked.


Jim Duncan said...

A great day out for Max and Emma which they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Well done Dad!

Chris Gregg said...

Thanks for showing these pics. I've never been so it is a welcome insight. Good for you for gambling that your daughter would like it - my girls constantly surprised me. One even went to a wargames show and enjoyed participating and even now they are grown up can be persuaded to try something military if it's fun too.

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