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The Royal Armouries

Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT, England (Clarence Dock)
44 113 220 1940
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Ranked #6 of 102 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History 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... more » 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. « less
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Herzlia, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is companion to the Armouries in Louisville, Kentucky. The format here is more interactive and the holdings are understandably extensive.start at the Tower of Steel and the pick your floor. Had only 3 hours so did only the medieval and modern parts doper Europe, but there is an exhibit for Oriental armor as well. An easy walk along Aire... More

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Royal Armouries is a great museum offering an amazing collection brilliantly displayed in a well designed building. There are too many sections to get through on one visit. On the top floor you can see armour and weapons from history including Japanese Samurai and Safavid warriors. On one of the lower floors you can watch a medieval knight putting... More

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This museum/armoury has been designed to afford patrons a close view of weapon development across time and nations. It succeeds brilliantly with a wonderful display of edged weapons, armour and hunting weapons including firearms. On-site facilities are reasonable for a cup of tea etc. I went by train so no idea about prking but looked a bit short. All ages... More

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Spilsby, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We thought this was just brilliant and totally "FREE" who could ask for more, yes you could argue once you have seen one set of Armour you have seen them all but strictly speaking that is not the case, that goes for guns and most other weapons which were extremely well displayed, in fact some of the larger displays were... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was very impressed by my visit to the royal armouries, and my husband and I spent about 5 hours viewing the well laid out 5 floors. The bottom floor had some people practising combat sports, some displays of medieval weapons and food, a cafe and a shop. There was also a cafe on the second floor. The cafes were... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Today they had a re-enactment society demonstrating wrestling and sword play, together with the stupendous collection of armour and weaponry. I like the way it is all laid out - reminds me of great halls and castles only on a scale that even earls would be bowled over. To bring it up to date, they also have swords from the... More

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Bacup, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The parking is a rip off, there weren't any displays on as they said staff was short and the whole "middle earth" sword display was tiny and nothing that interesting. Once you have seen a few pieces of armour and guns you have seen everything - most of the kids interactive stations were broken and things missing. I wouldn't go... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I've visited the Armouries several times over the years and I have to say its a fantastic museum. It covers a range of interesting subjects throughout history and the interactive sections seem to be popular with the kids. I haven't seen the live displays for a while but I remember them to be very informative. The reason for the title... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The museum is located a short walk along the river from the middle of Leeds and is very well signposted for those unfamiliar with the area. It has several floors and seems to cover everything about combat and war and even has a crossbow range at the top that is hard to resist (£3). My favoure exhibit is the model... More

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Hadfield, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Being very interested in arms and armour I loved my previous visits to the Royal Armouries, so imagine my disappointment this time - no more re-enactments, much less on show, important exhibits such as the cased Colt revolvers presented by Col. Colt to Prince Albert and other presentation weapons stuck in an alcove not much bigger than a broom cupboard.... More

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