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“Fantastic for families with young children”

Royal Armouries Museum
Ranked #1 of 155 things to do in Leeds
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Owner description: 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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“Fantastic for families with young children”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Children of around the age 7-14 will absolutely love it. The knights jousting outside is a fab show for all the family to see.

Visited July 2013
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“Good place to spend time”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Fantastic visit, lots of things to see and do, places to eat and drink. Interactive things to keep the kids happy as well.

Visited May 2014
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“Very good - especially for no entrance fee”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Was down visiting family in Leeds and had heard of this place, so we decided to drop in, several hours later we left!

This is a pretty huge museum, so allow several hours to do it properly, it concentrates on the history of warfare and armaments so won't be to some tastes but it doesn't needs a deep interest or knowledge to find it interesting.

The museum covers a range of historical armaments from around 650BC to the current day, as well as looking at the broader issues surrounding warfare, human conflict and violence. There are far too many exhibitions and areas to describe here, as I say it's a very large museum.

Overall an excellent day out especially with no entrance fee (but we did leave the voluntary donation), but do allow yourself plenty of time.

Visited March 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“A wide variety to see and do. The hourly talks really bring things to life.”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Leeds is a great city and there is lots to see and do in it. At the edge of the city bus station but about a 10 minute walk away is Leeds Armouries Museum. Like all museums in England it is free to enter although they do ask for a voluntary donation. It's well worth it as not only do they have weapons from 650 BC up until the present day they also have live 20 minute talks every hour. When I went, there was one about Dodge City, one about The Battle of Bosworth Field, and another about how to wield a two handed sword effectively.

It's like all museums in that you start looking out at every single item and its description, but soon lose focus and you start skipping about. Still, there are lots of diverse things to see like an armoured elephant, samurai armour, a vampire hunter kit, modern day policing equipment and the guns of 007 James Bond. Did you know that Bond uses a Baretta Pistol in his first four missions until he upgrades to a Walther PPK ? Having seen the Baretta (it looks like a spud gun) I'm not surprised

Visited April 2014
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

The Armouries in Leeds is a very good day out for all the family, on the occasion we all went we managed to see a jousting competition which was excellent fun and the "Knights n Knaves" were good entertainment and you do get to see close up how dangerous it can be. (This has to be paid for, as the rest is free)

In the building there are very good exhibits ranging from modern times (top floor) to medieval times (preceding floors), these include all sorts of armour from Asia, Middle East, Europe and Britain and also the weapons that were used in these times.

There is a reasonable café on the ground floor and a snack bar on a higher floor but also areas where you can eat your own food and plenty of drink machines available also a very good souvenir shop.

Visited April 2014
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