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Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

Address : Armouries Drive
Town/City : Leeds
County : Yorkshire
Country : England
Post code : LS10 1LT
Web Site :  www.royalarmouries.org

A Legendary Day Out!

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As the national museum of arms and armour we hold one of the oldest museum collections on the planet, full of unique artefacts from the Bronze Age to the modern day, and from all over the world.

Our Leeds museum was purpose-built to showcase the nation's treasures in five stunning galleries : War, Tournament, Oriental, Self Defence, and Hunting, plus the magnificent Hall of Steel.

The collections contain the weapons and armour of warriors through the ages from early medieval knights to 21st-century soldiers. Also on display are amazing objects from around the globe including the Ottoman Empire, the Americas, Europe, Japan and India to name but a few. Highlights of a visit must include the fabulous arms and armour of the Japanese shoguns, the royal houses of Europe and the kings of England including Henry VIII who reigns supreme in the Tournament Gallery.

Our aim is to bring history to life and make it engaging and accessible for everyone. We have a highly experienced interpretation team who deliver a variety of events every day, including story-telling and interactive history such as live combat demonstrations and object handling sessions.

For a deeper perspective on the subject of arms and armour why not come along to one of our study days, conferences, talks or tours.

Our website has all the details of our events programme and you can even explore our diverse and interesting collection on line.

General Information
Opening hours
Open daily 10am - 5pm
(Closed 24, 25 & 26 December)


Check the website for more details of the events programme and to explore the collection on line.

 1 Royal Armouries Museum

2 Bringing History To Life3. Hall of Steel New4. Jousting6.Tournament gallery7. Oriental gallery5. Elephant armour 

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