And finally the winner of the Hello Yorkshire blog writing competition, which was run with the Language Centre at Leeds University to capture Yorkshire attractions from some foreign students perspectives. The winning entry is by Dicky Faizal Aprianto from Indonesia and is about what was clearly a thrilling trip to the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
A Trip to the Royal Armouries Museum
Located in the heart of Britain, Leeds is very easily accessible from everywhere in the UK. Therefore, why don’t you try yourself to visit Leeds in your free time?
As the third largest city in the UK, Leeds provides you with a lot of attractions and one of them is the Royal Armouries Museum. If you are interested in history, you may want to visit this museum because this is the perfect place to see the numerous arms, armour and artillery collections from around the world from different ages. You can even try to lift a real sword here. Don’t ever think that a sword is light until you lift the real sword here by yourself! In addition, you can also play war simulator games and formalise your own strategy as well.
If you have ever seen A Knight‘s Tale movie, you will be familiar with jousting. Jousting is a traditional game between two knights who ride their horses directly toward each other at high speed with full armour and using their long lances to hit each other. The knight who can successfully break his lance on the other opponent’s armour or unhorse him will get the point. Fortunately, there was a Summer Jousting Championship when I was there, and I had a chance to return to the Middle Ages to experience a jousting game exactly the same as jousting I have seen in movies.
Besides jousting, there are many other exhibitions shown by the Royal Armouries which can be checked through its website, include upcoming exhibitions. Although entry to the museum is free, there is an extra charge to see certain exhibitions.
Dicky Faizal Aprianto