Royal Armouries MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1132201999
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Exhibition
Royal Armouries Museum - Review
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 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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10 AM - 11 AM
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Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds Reviews
The selection of rubber ducks in the gift shop was outstanding. There was a crossbow range on the top floor which you have to pay for. There were interactive exhibits for kids to play with on the way round and the history was very interesting. The armour on the staircase was also amazing. Very good disabled access.
Fantastic museum for all ages. Lots of interesting information with talks and displays. Spent several hours there. It has the usual facilities with souvenir shop and cafe. Prices in the cafe were reasonable. Only slight disappointment was that quite a few of the interactive display stations didn't work but otherwise a great place to visit.
Impressive free museum. As expected it has all the weapons from the last couple of thousand years. Not just British but from around the world. Would take you 10 visits to due it justice. They provide wheelchair on request. The only thing I would say is that disabled parking is limited to 4 spaces otherwise it's a multi storey nearby. All parking is some 200m from the entrance.
A superb museum ideal for all. We spent 3 enjoyable hours walking around this massive museum full of local and international history relating to arms. My son loved the dioramas, suits of armour and the crossbow shooting! The cafe was also good, as was the shop, where you need to spend some money as entrance is free!
The Royal Armouries does what it does extremely well; it's quite a spectacular place to visit, with plenty of beautiful and/or informative exhibits. It also maintains a good programme of engaging daily talks and activities, suitable for a range of ages. We spent hours here but could easily have spent days. If there's one thing it lacks, this gap can luckily be filled by the current WWI centenary exhibition at Leeds Minster a few minutes' walk away - the Minster gives a good reality check on the much less glamorous side of war and weaponry. Nevertheless, a very impressive day out that I'd recommend to anyone, especially with children. If you're coming from Leeds railway station, take advantage of the free Leeds Docks 'Water Taxi', a boat trip which departs from the back of the station every 15 minutes and brings you right outside the museum.