DIRICKX Systems Celebrate 700 Years of The Royal Armouries Museum

With an impressive history dating back to 1323, the world’s oldest museum - the Royal Armouries - celebrated its 700th anniversary at a special event at The Tower of London earlier this month.

As Royal Armouries’ Corporate Partners, DIRICKX Systems sent our Operations Director Adam Robinson and Mike Pickup, Engineering Design Director to represent us at the event, where they were lucky enough to meet with the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Al Garthwaite.

They discussed the exciting development plans for the museum and the city, as well as the development of DIRICKX Systems business and its new factory in Leeds that to date has created 18 jobs in just over a year. Councillor Garthwaite was pleased to hear that Jimi Heselden’s legacy had returned to the city!

Royal Armouries is embarking on an ambitious masterplan – Armouries 700 - to modernise the organisation, enabling the Royal Armouries to use the national collection of arms and armour tell the stories that matter. Armouries 700 will provide space for visitors to interrogate the difficult questions, sparking dialogue about how we understand the world around us. More practically, Armouries 700 will bring substantial economic benefits for Leeds and the city region, in particular the Southbank of Leeds, as a destination for tourism, business and as a fantastic place to live. 

Adam Robinson, Operations Director for DIRICKX Systems said:  

“DIRICKX Systems might still be in its infancy, but we’ve enjoyed a long-standing personal relationship with the Royal Armouries. We look forward to continuing this collaboration into the future, and, as DIRICKX Systems grows as a business, increasing our contribution to this important cause, as well as other local projects. We’re proud to continue as a charitable partner and support the Royal Armouries with their exciting development plans for the future.” 

Rebecca Lowe, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager at the Royal Armouries said: 

‘It was a pleasure to celebrate the Royal Armouries 700th birthday at the Tower of London with DIRICKX Systems. As the world’s oldest museum, our duty to our remarkable collection demands ambition and lasting benefits for our community in Leeds, and our masterplan for the future – Armouries 700 – has cultural, social and economic regeneration for our local communities at its heart. We’re very grateful to DIRICKX Systems for their ongoing support and collaboration, and we hope to continue our partnership to support Armouries 700 in the future'.

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