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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 66 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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Leuven, Belgium
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

In the heart of Leeds, great city by the way! The Royal Armouries is a great place to visit, this place has a bit of all types of history from ancient Japan to riots in Northern Ireland. Overall its a great place to visit and kept to a very high standard

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow. Have been meaning to go here for years and I have to say it was worth waiting. We spent three hours there and really only touched the surface. The displays are very good, and not tatty or corny looking. There is only one downside and that is the extortionate parking costs, however this was dismissed by the museum being... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Grest for all the family or a cheap day out, you can donate if you wish. Very educating and plenty to keep you occupied especially when they put on different events either outside or inside, all the family can join. Plus there is a nice coffee shop to refresh. Ample parking although costly and nice walk outside the armeries along... More

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Accrington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Each time I visit this museum there appears to be fewer exhibits on show and the the light to see what's left becomes ever dimmer. Clearly the Leeds Royal Armoury is now the poor relation when compared to it's London counterpart, which is a great shame for the people of the North west. The 100th anniversary of the start of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is a well laid out museum that is bright and airy. It has something to please everyone and interactive activities for both adults and children, including a shooting target practice. Really informative and best of all- free!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

It's free entry and so interesting to see all past and present arms, clothing, battle scenes etc. there is a shop where you can make purchases and places to eat. A place everyone should visit when going to Leeds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Not my style to visit museums much but I really liked this one. Entrance is free which is always a bonus. And the interesting thing is that they give sword and dagger lessons as well and there are societies which practice there on a weekly basis!! Very cool.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Myself and boyfriend visited on a Wednesday in November, we have been wanting to visit for a while and pleased we finally got to. There are 5 floors in the Amories, floors 2 - 5 have exhibitions within them. All are very well presented and laid out, with a mixture of displays, lots of information and models. The Hall of... More

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wirral
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great day out . Superbly set out on five floors with excellent life size displays. Very informative with really helpful staff who would stop and chat to you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

For years I always walked past it but never harboured any interest, however now after going in I've recommended it to a lot of people. The building and location on the water are very impressive in themselves, but the history of weaponry inside really is fascinating to anyone with an interest in history. Throw in the fact that it's free... More

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