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Avast me hearties! Join Royal Armouries Museum’s motley crew and find out all about the life and times of notorious pirate captain Blackbeard. The museum will be packed with pesky pirates and scurvy landlubbers, plus it’s the Waterfront Festival at Leeds Dock this weekend (23 & 24 June). Highlights of the daily programme include:

Legends: Blackbeard | 10am-5pm

Royal Armouries Museum

An action-packed programme of events featuring this notorious 18th-century pirate captain.

Life on the ocean wave | 10am-4pm

Dockside amphitheatre / Royal Armouries Museum

Discover what life at sea would have been like during the golden age of piracy. Explore a 17th-century naval encampment and meet members of the Royal Navy and their pirate foes.

Pirate battle | 12noon

Dockside amphitheatre, Royal Armouries Museum

Trouble is brewing at Leeds Dock as pirates clash with the Royal Navy on land and water.

Big guns galore! | 3pm

Amphitheatre, Royal Armouries Museum

Spectacular demonstration of cannons and firearms used by pirates and the Royal Navy.

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