Monday, December 15, 2014

Royal Armouries Museum

We went to the Royal Armouries Museum as a birthday trip for J. This is the national museum of arms and armour and claims to be one of the most important museums of its type in the world. It is about an hour from our house so we decided to go.

Here is Knight J ready to go slay some dragons.

Lady Miss K waiting.

There are over 70,000 items in the collection. We did see lots of things. We found things that have fit with the history we have studied this year -- The War of the Roses, Henry VIII, Safavid, and a few others. It did make our history a bit real.

There was mail that you could feel. I am impressed with the kid friendliness of the museums. There were a number of things to do or touch.

We did see a sword fighting demonstration. Instead of just fighting they fought but talked about what they were doing and explained what would happen. I felt like I learned something not just watched a sword fight.

J is trying to put the puzzle of Henry VIII together.

The museum is free we just paid for parking. It was not crowded at all. It was a nice way to celebrate J's birthday.

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