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
- Last admission at 4:30 pm.
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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95% of people who visit Leeds include Royal Armouries Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
68.6% of people start their Royal Armouries Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Royal Armouries Museum
92.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Royal Armouries Museum
Absolutely amazing day out. Was really surprised by how much effort had been put into making the exhibits interactive and relevant. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone. Very family friendly as well with lots for kids to interact with and touch. Goes right from medieval to modern day arms.
Excellent museum- free entry and lots of ‘hands on’ interactive stuff for children. Lots of videos about famous battles, and several talks/demonstrations each day. Particularly liked the cross bow range on the top floor! Although there is a £3 charge - certainly worth it!
This was absolutely amazing. A wonderful trip through time, with an amazing arsenal of weapons. The place is huge! Free entrance and a very helpful staff also helps out. Well worth a trip if you're in Leeds.
A fantastic day out, several floors with wide spanning exhibitions. A well stocked gift shop and a large cafe for refreshments. I visited with my disabled elderly father and came across no issues. It’s also free!
Fantastic museum! Extremely well laid out. Plenty of space to walk around in comfort. Even got demonstrations through the day. Well worth a visit