Royal Armouries Museum

LOCATION

LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE

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One of Yorkshire’s outstanding national museums, the Royal Armouries holds the national collection of arms and armour. Explore the world of the warrior from early medieval knights to the modern-day soldier in five exciting galleries: War, Tournament, Self Defence, Hunting and Oriental. The imposing Hall of Steel features a 100-foot high massed display of over 3,000 objects. Get your hands on history with the interactive displays and handling collections, and test your skills on the crossbow range. The varied daily events programme may include combat demonstrations, dramatised histories and gallery tours.

Royal Armouries Museum
Armouries Drive, LEEDS, LS10 1LT

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Induction loops, wheelchairs, signers, low level counter
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily, 10-5. Closed 24-26 Dec

About the area

Discover West Yorkshire

Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.

The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions. 

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