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The Royal Armouries

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Neighborhood: Clarence Dock
As featured in 3 Days in Leeds and 2 other guides
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Address: Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT, England
Phone Number: 44 113 220 1940
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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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My kids didn't enjoy the sight of the artefacts but I did. It was an educational tour for me. It's good for some who is interested in history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My kids didn't enjoy the sight of the artefacts but I did. It was an educational tour for me. It's good for some who is interested in history.

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Thank Richard Q
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Royal armouries hosts a great selection for the grandchildren who were 4 and 20 months old. The large exhibits of animals along with the interactive screens were just some of the enjoyable parts. There was a place for imaginative play with dressing up clothes which went down a treat. The 20 month old love the castle that looked like... More 

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Thank Janet H
Huddersfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not one of those people who loves looking at swords. Don't be put of by the huge collection of those at the entrance. There is loads of stuff in here. The part about revolvers and hand guns in westerns is really good. Read about Clint Eastwood's magnum 44. There are Japanese elephants and samurai horses. They have medieval... More 

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Thank Purdey
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lazy day, what to do that is free!!! A trip to the Royal Armouries is a must. So much to see and do, hard to fit it all in. In the summer had a fabulous display of stunt horse riding so worth checking for special events. Hidden away on the top floor is the crossbow firing range which you have... More 

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Thank Angela M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited whilst on a trip from London. Too much to see in one day, but what a collection! Watched a talk on medieval weaponry, which was highly informative and entertaining.

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Thank Danny T
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an awesome day at the royal armouries would definitely recommend this place for family day out or with friends or if you have family or friends who have come to the UK for a holiday this place is one of the places to show them around. I had an amazing time so did my friends.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We (15, 77, 47 and 53 year olds!) enjoyed a full day at The Royal Armouries Leeds during half term. There are 4 floors of exhibits to see ranging from medieval armoury to an exhibition on the impact of gun and weapon crime. Free to enter and with a well priced cafe for lunch and gift shop there is plenty... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Royal Armouries is spread over 4-5 floors, each with a different theme. We stayed for two and a half hours and, unless you are just quickly scanning through, you need to allocate much longer or come back again. The staff are very helpful and there is a play area for kids on the top floor. There is also a... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A visit to the Royal Armouries was a learning curve that my wife and I did not expect. We were greeted by a most pleasant and informative young lady who pointed us in the right direction of our tour of the Royal Armouries. What a learning curve to witness all the medieval armouries and then to the most up to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brilliant for the kids and it's free entry-brilliant for mum and dad!!.The cafe is large and good for local leaflets about upcoming events.There is a water taxi to Leeds city centre right outside the door and if you want to stay the night there is a Holiday Inn near the canal side-lovely views and walks to Thwaites Mills

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