Object of the Month for July: Hungarian and Highland Broad Sword Manual

In this monthly blog series, our collections team will write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. This month, Stuart Ivinson, librarian, tells us about one of our latest acquisitions, 'Hungarian and Highland Broad Sword', a gorgeously engraved fencing manual used by the great and the good of Georgian society. The Artist … Continue reading Object of the Month for July: Hungarian and Highland Broad Sword Manual

Object of the Month for May: Vetterli-Vitali Model 1870/87 Rifle

In this monthly blog series, our collections team will write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. In this month’s blog Lisa Traynor, Curator of Firearms, gives us a short history of PR.6375, Vetterli-Vitali Model 1870/87 Rifle and its fascinating journey from Naples, to Terni, to Larne, and finally how it arrived … Continue reading Object of the Month for May: Vetterli-Vitali Model 1870/87 Rifle

Object of the Month for April: Henry VIII’s Foot Combat armour

In this monthly blog series, our collections team will write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. This month's object has been chosen in anticipation for our jousting event that will be held at the at the Royal Armouries in Leeds between 14-17 April. Karen Watts, our Senior Curator for Armour and … Continue reading Object of the Month for April: Henry VIII’s Foot Combat armour

Object of the Month for March: LePage-Moutier Shotgun

In this monthly blog series, our collections team will write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. This month, Mark Murray-Flutter, Senior Curator of Firearms, tells us about a fantastic presentation shotgun. The LePage-Moutier Shotgun 155 years ago, in the spring of 1862, the Great London Exposition, or International of 1862, was … Continue reading Object of the Month for March: LePage-Moutier Shotgun

Object of the Month for January: The Ming Sword

To celebrate the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival, and to kick-off our Eastern Warriors: China theme for February half-term, the Ming sword has been chosen as February’s Object of the Month by Natasha Bennett, Acting Curator of Oriental Collections. The Ming Sword This sword is one of the greatest treasures in the Oriental Collection … Continue reading Object of the Month for January: The Ming Sword