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Royal Armouries - International Jousting Tournament, Leeds, 19th April 2019

Prepare for the clash of lance on steel, this Good Friday, as Mensa visits the Royal Armouries for its annual International Jousting Tournament.

The Royal Armouries, Leeds, 11:00, Friday 19th April 2019.

Enjoy the thrills and spills of authentic medieval jousting in the heart of Leeds.

This Easter the Royal Armouries’ arena will resound to the clash of a live-action tournament, as internationally renowned knights, from the UK, Poland, USA and Canada, battle for prestigious trophies. It’s spectacular entertainment for all the family.


Tickets (available here):

Adults (16-59) - £10.50

Concessions (children 3-15, adults over 60) - £6.25

Families (2 adults, 2 children, or 1 adult, 3 children) - £26.00

Under-3s - Free

Tickets are very much expected to sell out, so get in fast. They can be booked directly through the Royal Armouries website. Please be sure you're booking for Good Friday.

Each ticket covers two shows - at 12:00 and 15:00 - as well as full entry to the museum, where there'll be more live demonstrations, exhibits, and maybe a minstrel or two. Guests are very welcome to stay as little or as long as they like, and the museum offers a Bistro, coffee shop, and indoor picnic area, should you need to recharge.

The arena itself is outdoors, so please dress accordingly.


We'll meet at 11:00, outside the main entrance to the Museum. I'll, as has become customary, be holding the Mensa logo on a white piece of paper.

Should you be joining us, I'd greatly appreciate an RSVP at james.o@mensanorthwest.com, to help anticipate numbers and ensure the whole group enters together.

Latecomers remain very welcome, just email me in advance, and I'll send you my mobile number so you can be reunited with the group. Please note, however, that whilst a show is in progress, no latecomers will be admitted to the arena. They are, of course, still welcome to browse the museum until the show ends.

Getting There:

Map link

The Royal Armouries are located on Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT.

The nearest parking is the nearby CitiPark, Leeds Dock (Clarence Dock), LS10 1LE, with tickets priced from £4 for two hours, to £9 for seven hours.


James H. Oldfield

James H. Oldfield

James is a husband and a father. When time permits, he's some other things too. Junior Members and Families Officer, for Mensa North West. Also occasional poet, writer and all-round mangler of words.

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