Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds - Address, Phone Number
Address: Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT, United Kingdom
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
The Royal Armouries is a purpose built museum which houses the national collection of arms and exhibits over 8500 objects throughout its six themed galleries. Located only a short distance from the centre of Leeds, the museum is a multi million pound built space which was opened to public in 1996. Of particular interest are its displays of royal armor of the Tudor and Stuart kings; arms and armor of the English Civil Wars, including the Armory from Littlecote House; British and foreign military weapons from the Board of Ordnance and MOD Pattern Room collections; hunting and sporting weapons; as well as an exceptional collection of oriental arms and armour.
There are six galleries inside this museum:
- War Gallery
- Peace- Farewell to Arms
- Tournament Gallery
- Oriental Gallery
- Hunting Gallery
- The Swords of Middle Earth
Royal Armouries Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Last admission at 4:30 pm.
How To reach Royal Armouries Museum by Public Transport
Bus services that run from Leeds city centre to Royal Armouries:
- Geldard Coaches – 28B
- Yorkshire Tiger – 92
- First Leeds – 70, 28
Leeds Railway Station : Stand S8
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Really great museum. If you have any interest in this aspect of history this museum is a must. There is a water taxi from the centre but it is only a short walk from the bus station (we came by bus). The museum has arms and weapons from ancient times up to the present day It includes individual battle models. I went with a small boy (aged 8) who loved it, a small girl , aged 6, who was bored (as was Grandma). There was a great cafe and shop which they enjoyed however. They seem to have stopped the live action demos of the use of antique weapons, hopefully they will start again sometime.
The sheer amount of stuff they have is great. The info they have draws a good balance so there is a decent amount of info. I saw the two handed sword fighting display and that was fantastic. The swordsmen were lovely and showed a lot of how combat worked and why it worked that way. It loses a star as many of the interactive exhibits weren't working at the time.
If you want to know about weapons and armour then this is the place to go. From modern warfare to to knights in shiny armour. Fantastic exhibits in amazing condition. The layout and presentation well thought out. Museum shop is well worth a visit and has great souvenirs or gifts for kids.
Free entry witch is great if you have a tight budget. There weapons from swords to guns, knights to the modern soldier. There's even a impact of crime witch has knifes guns sized from real people. there's a cafe serving hot and cold refreshment. They also stage mock battles through out the day free to watch. The is site pushchair and wheelchair friendly.
We had our Christmas party here and the venue was fantastic. It was immaculately decorated and a very interesting place to have a mooch around during an event. Would definitely go again.