Over the next two years, $135 million will be invested in projects involving repairs to roofs, siding, plumbing, and heating and ventilation system at armouries
The Royal Armouries
displays over 8,500 objects over five themed galleries.
Construction on the former TBQ site and the Armouries
will commence early in 2015, with completion slated for August 2016.
Thanks to a unique collaboration between the Royal Armouries and the prestigious private collection of Louisvillian Owsley Brown Frazier, the Frazier Historical Arms Museum tells the remarkable history of America and the British Isles, from 1066 to the early 1900s, through state-of-the-art audio visuals and multi-media displays, dramatic lifestyle tableaus, costumed interpreters and a priceless collection of arms, armor and related historical artifacts.
The entire third floor of the more than 100,000 square-foot museum is home to Royal Armouries USA, a new location for one of the world's great history museums where visitors enjoy approximately 300 artifacts from the Royal Armouries' collection never previously displayed together.
The Royal Armouries, USA - arms and armor from Britain's national collection dating back to the 11th Century.
Commenting on the agreement, Ann Green, Acting Chairman of the Royal Armouries Board of Trustees said: "We welcome the opportunity of establishing this relationship with The Frazier Museum.
Take your part in witnessing history being remade and enter our competition by writing down, on a postcard (or the back of a sealed envelope), the answer to the following question: In which northern city will you discover The Royal Armouries Museum?
Add your name, address and daytime telephone number and send (to be received no later than August 10) to: The Birmingham Post Promotions Department, Royal Armouries Competition, 28 Colmore Circus, Birmingham B4 6AX.
Compound Modification at Yarmouth Armouries
to Garian Construction Ltd for $63 449;
Lt Gen Jonathon Riley, whose ancestors hail from the tiny area of Riley, Kirkburton, takes up his new post with the Armouries in June when he leaves the army following a distinguished career, which included commanding the British forces in Iraq.
Announcing his appointment, Ann Green, chairman of the Royal Armouries, said: "With an MA in history from Leeds University and a PhD in modern history from Cranfield, Dr Riley is well qualified to lead the Royal Armouries to new levels of excellence.
Even if you are not among our winners, you can still take advantage of a super '2 for 1' admission offer that will ensure you get real value for money when you visit the Royal Armouries
The Rev Paul Wilcock, director of student services and a military historian, is part of a group of university professors now working in partnership with the Royal Armouries
And Royal Armouries
staff will demonstrate foot combat.