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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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Bargoed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This free museum is open 7 days a week with very helpful staff on all 5 floors, decently priced cafes and thousands of interesting exhibits.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A really good museum with lots of sharp and pointy stuff. Loads of free events during the day. The crossbow range upstairs is fun. Pay more to see the jousting but it is well worth it. Loads of kids at times but if you want to avoid that then go on non school holiday times.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Not everything in the Armouries is about war and fighting. There is much more, and at the end we found the exhibition about Peace which was good. There is a great deal to see from all around the world and from all points in history, right up to today. The cafe is reasonably priced and serves good coffee and lunches.... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

An interesting and varied museum, a mix of historical and modern day. There is something for everyone including hands on activities.

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Ulverston, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited on a Wednesday morning, it was very quiet but that made for a pleasant visit. 4 floors of historical artifacts including WW1 & WW2 displays. Amazing suits of armour and weapons. Live displays of sword fighting and jousting are sometimes performed but not on the day we visited. Plenty of interactive stuff for older kids but not a... More

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Herts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A very modern, user-friendly museum. Great for adults and children alike. Friendly and helpful staff on hand at reception. Different themes on various floors. Well annotated - but could have had brighter lighting over some of the exhibits. A very enjoyable couple of hours spent here.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I went with my friend when it was free and we spent a good few hours looking at all the great history this place has to offer. If you like military history, I would recommend you visit.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Having read earlier reviews and been influenced by the mediocre ratings, was pleasantly surprised by this establishment. Chose it as it was very close to where we staying at Clarence Dock, had earlier visited the Dinosaur Exhibition but personally much preferred this. Spent much more time here than at the Exhibition, and it's free! Personally I was really interested in... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Don't leave Leeds without seeing it - displays are very good and occasional demonstration informative and exciting.

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Shepshed
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Well signposted from the motorway, easy to get to and parking is good (follow the signs and you go straight into a multi storey car park about 100m away from the R.A entrance) I can't believe this place is FREE ENTRY, this place is AWSOME!! We spent 4 hrs and probably could still have done more. Well worth the 200mile... More

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