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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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Very professional presented museum. We called in for coffee and a wander round. Staff very helpful. One of the best locations in Leeds for anyone visiting. Easy to get to with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Very professional presented museum. We called in for coffee and a wander round. Staff very helpful. One of the best locations in Leeds for anyone visiting. Easy to get to with lots of parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is a must for families! It's a huge building with lots of educational factors. It's also free and that is good when taking a family out!

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

i have never seen in my life a museum well organised as the royal armouries , the amount of historical information is very indeed amazing and the way you start your journey is lovely. also what makes the whole experience great is that the entry is for free .

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting enough, but not a must see. The Japanese and Mughal stuff is interesting. You have to be selective. Seems to be mainly aimed at kids.

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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited here and had a great time. We have been a few times before too and we enjoyed the various talks by members of staff and some of the artefacts that they have in the museum are just stunning - unfortunately they don't do the jousting as much due to funding cuts as this used to be excellent. Its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Took my children this weekend for the first time, I admit it was mainly because of the superhero weekend which my kids loved but once there they also loved looking at all the exhibits . It is a great cheap day out for the children and especially good on rainy days. I will be definitely taking them again when it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The royal armouries was quite amazing 5 floors loads too see you must pay a visit this is a free museum and tells the stories from old and up to date life war turmoil and more importantly how to deal with protecting what is yours weather right or wrong well worth a visit when in leeds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an impressive museum detailing the evolution of modern warfare (and to a lesser extent hunting, sport shooting, self defense etc). The central staircase with patterns of swords, bayonets etc is quite stunning and beautiful until you realize that there is a high chance that each piece had a high chance of either killing or hurting someone in the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Dragged the family out in the rain to the promise of a Superhero weekend. Batman couldn't be bothered to turn up, and no one seemed to be able to locate Iron man. A statue on each floor does not make a superhero weekend. We had a very disappointed 4 year old who kept asking where the superheros were. We were... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went to the armouries on bank holiday. The building is very impressive both outside and in. Found the museum interesting and well presented. We were a family of five from ages 9-63. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Will defiantly go again. Free day out and great for all ages.

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