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Royal Armouries Museum

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Neighbourhood: Clarence Dock
As featured in 3 Days in Leeds and 2 other guides
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Address: Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT, England
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0113 220 1999
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Home for the national collection of arms and armour that features five...

Home for the national collection of arms and armour that features five theme-galleries: War, Tournament, Self-Defense, Hunting, and arms and armour of the Orient.

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great place to visit

just visited this wonderfull museum. have come on a number of visits when my older children were younger and loved it then just as much as today .came with my ten year old .always... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

just visited this wonderfull museum. have come on a number of visits when my older children were younger and loved it then just as much as today .came with my ten year old .always plenty to do and look at .very informative talks on many different subjects .and best of all its free.

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Great Ayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Both our 8yo and 14yo really enjoyed this. It is really well laid out and the staff are friendly. One member of staff took time out to explain the model on the battle of Agencourt which both the boys took in and talked about for ages. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank Wayne G
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is free, so all in all, I was happy, and my boys were delighted. An awesome collection of guns and suits of armour, but with some really interesting extras. I had no idea that armour and weapons could be so beautiful when you look at them close up. Best Bits - it's housed inside a great modern building... More 

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Thank Agatha D
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum was brilliant, from the minute you walk through the doors, there are weapons to try out!! You have to pay £1 for a go on 3 different types of guns, (or you can quickly walk past to the main entrance!) This was mostly adults that spotted these, and were paying to have a go!! The museum seems to... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We began our trip around here in the gift shop and awaited the beginning of the dragon dance, a seasonal event. This was a good energetic start to the day and the dances depicted the story and traditional expertly. Perhaps not for everyone, but i quite enjoyed this. It was then onward into the museum to feast up arms from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, free entry. Really enjoyed walking around. Lots of interesting things to see and only a 20 minute walk from Leeds town centre.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with a group of disabled adults and they were well catered for lifts to all floors plenty of rooms for wheelchair and lots of disabled toilets. The exhibitions are excellent and some very good exhibits and lifelike models. We had taken a picnic which we ate in the picnic area on the 2nd floor but there is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First visited just after it opened when our children were small. Then it had very little interaction to fascinate little ones. The arrangement hasn't changed much as far as I could tell.... lots of displays behind glass, though there are more interactive things for children to occupy them and the ones running round seemed very happy. The talks were interesting... More 

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Gateshead
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the visually impressive hall of steel entrance way, to the exciting two-handed sword display by men-at-arms, this was a great museum experience. And it's free! We spent 4 hours there and saw less than half of the entire collection. The exhibits are well displayed with incredibly informative videos and plaques. I particularly recommend finding the Lion Armour and watching... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Allow 1/2 a day to see everything that this museum has to offer as there's a lot to see. It's about 15 mins walk from the train station and there's parking nearby. Entry is free but pleas make a donation to keep this museum open. There's often live shows and demonstrations on so check out the web site before visiting... More 

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