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The Royal Armouries

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Address: Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT, England
Phone Number: 44 113 220 1940
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Description: 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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I myself have an interest in guns so I was expecting lots of guns, there are lots of guns but a lot of history and interest for those who are not quite so fixated. There are story... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Norwich
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I myself have an interest in guns so I was expecting lots of guns, there are lots of guns but a lot of history and interest for those who are not quite so fixated. There are story tellers in period costume who hold court through the day and if you time your viewing whit their talks it makes the visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

this has to be one of the best free attractions anywhere,its a wealth of knowledge for young and old alike.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I used to work nights so I would often stop by the armouries in a weekday and enjoy the place when really it is really quite. More weapons than you can shake a stick at! The building is quite a piece of architecture and is great to explore. It's free so get yourself here at once!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

not my cup of tea. may be okay for others. good if doing a school project as long as attractions are there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The museum is quite large and as you've guessed specialises in armour and weapons. There are lots of very good descriptions and it is a real learning experience, which covers centuries and many cultures. I went in without much interest in guns or swords and came out really enjoying myself. Entry is free and the building is spotless with toilets,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a brilliant place to educate and entertain the kids, I took my two lads 13 and 11 yrs and they really enjoyed the day. There was a live jousting show, interactive shows about life during the war which were really moving, and loads of static displays showing weapons from the year dot. Well worth the money in my opinion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Took my teenage brother here and he loved it. Some great exhibits. It's not too big so doesn't take long to get round either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The place is amazing 3 floors packed with historic and modern artifacts and facts about war past present and future. There is a wealth of information there and also you can watch the artisans mending and making the heavy armpit the Knights of yesteryear would wear into battle. There is also a jousting area where they recreate pitch battles and... More 

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Normanton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A great place for adults and children. Park for a few pounds in the multi storey opposite. The entrance is free to the attraction and has hands on stuff along with shows. It makes history fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Brilliant day out for free although you have to pay for archery they have seats around so anyone needing to sit it's good great things to see they have live performances of different themes,the gift shop downstairs is great for the kids it has a expensive side but cheap things for kids,there toilets are clean and tidy and there is... More 

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