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.