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Learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse at the Royal Armouries this Halloween

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

On the evening of 30 October the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds will be hosting a special Halloween lecture, The Science of Zombie Killing.

The interactive talk with the museum’s Curator of Firearms, Jonathan Ferguson, will give visitors an insight into the best ways to survive in the event of a so-called ‘zombie apocalypse’.

Films, TV shows, comic books and video games have shown us many different ways to defend ourselves in the event of an outbreak of the living dead. In the search of definitive answers to this most crucial of questions, real weapons, real history, and real forensic science can teach us all we need to know on the subject.

The event is for over-18s only and will include a live demonstration using realistic zombie heads; it will not be for the faint hearted.

The talk forms part of the Royal Armouries wider Heritage Lottery funded Collecting Cultures project which aims to raise awareness of arms and armour in popular culture.

Tickets for The Science of Zombie Killing lecture are £5 per person and can be purchased on the Royal Armouries website. Booking is essential.

As part of the event, attendees can enjoy happy hour offers all evening at Dock 29, which situated next door to the Royal Armouries. Attendees must show their Eventbrite ticket to receive the offer.


Notes to editors

Further enquiries to: Katie Canning, Communications Officer, Royal Armouries at Telephone: 0113 220 1978

About the Royal Armouries

Entry to the museum is free but some activities carry a small charge.
– Royal Armouries has sites in Leeds, HM Tower of London and Fort Nelson in Hampshire.
– The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds houses a major part of the national collection of arms and armour, and displays over 8,500 objects throughout its five themed galleries.
– Open all year daily, 10am-5pm. Closed 24-26 December
– Website:
– The Royal Armouries Museum should not be confused with Royal Armouries International plc, the private sector corporate hospitality business based on the same site in Leeds.

About the Royal Armouries

Entry to the museum is free but some activities carry a small charge.