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The Royal Armouries

Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT, England (Clarence Dock)
44 113 220 1940
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Ranked #4 of 67 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Home for the national collection of arms and armour that features five theme-galleries: War...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A fascinating look at the military history of Great Britain. I'm not much of a military history buff but this was very interesting. Varied and diverse, more than just a bunch of old guns, with full displays and different approaches, including different weapons from other cultures and even a look at modern day police militarization. Tip: Bring a few extra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum in dec and were impressed with it all, from the parking, disabled, near by, to the access to all parts of the building, it's light and spacious, plenty of seats to rest a while, lifts, toilets, no complaints. The Contents of the museum were interesting too, much more than we'd expected, the elephants, the Japanese suits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I have been to the armouries a few times as a student in Leeds. Each time I thought the experience was insightful and informative. I would recommend anyone with a family to make use of this free attraction!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent for taking the school holiday grandchildren to experience great visual delights. The giant elephant carrying the tiger hunters. We handled cowboy pistols and Winchester rifles that captivated me as a young boy. There are exhibits from far and wide and it is easy to spend best part of day there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

this place on your first visit is super interesting. It has loads of stunning things to look at and you can easily spend a full day looking around. Kids will love it. Parents will love it. I would however say that in your 4th or 5th visit it does need to offer something new. I realise it's a museum and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

On a long weekend to Leeds we were looking for a good way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon, away from the busy Christmas shops. This is the second time I've been to the royal armouries and I love it. Right up my ally. Lots and lots to see and lots of information for the military historians.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I recently attended a very large Christmas Party at the New Dock Hall, it was beautifully decorated and very well organised. There were chocolate fountains and champagne on arrival in the entrance hall. The food was excellent although some of the waiting staff seemed as though they would rather be elsewhere! We had a live band playing who were very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was my first trip and I found the displays fascinating and extremely well presented. I did not have time to attend any of the demonstrations but if they matched the displays I definitely missed out. I shall certainly return. The quality of the engineering to produce the weapons, even the earliest of them, was mind blowing and I wondered... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

You wouldn't expect this impressive modern building to be a suitable setting for artefacts (in the main) from much earlier ages, but it certainly is. Set on the canal side it's one of a number of new build, modern tall buildings, but the atmosphere along the canal was lively even on a chilly December day, I expect it's even better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

we enjoyed the armouries . Its a great free attraction . We found the cafe good vale at £3.50 for baked potato with chilli but I really wanted to praise is the free water taxi you can get from centre of town to the dock next to the amouries . There are two yellow boats which take 11 people maximum... More 

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