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The Royal Armouries

Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT, England (Clarence Dock)
44 113 220 1940
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Ranked #8 of 103 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Free entry - 5 floors of armoury and entertainment. Set next to Clarence Docks so nice area. Very informative and surprises in store (mock sword fights, crossbow stalls etc).

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A good history of armaments through the ages with some nice exhibits. Slight problems with the lighting in some display cases but probably fixed by now. In a very pleasant area by the canal system. Coffee shop and café onsite.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

we visited the museum on a recent trip to leeds the museum is excellent well laid out and very clean. At the museum is hundreds of exhibits with plenty that you can interact with unfortunately they suffer from breakdowns and are not fixed for ages so lots are not working or worn out. The talks are well worth doing and... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent history of warfare and much much more to see and interactive activities on several floors.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I am not into guns and war but really enjoyed this museum. It covers pre-history up to the present day and there is something of interest for everyone. It is an absolutely top class brilliantly presented modern museum, and the area roundabout is great for a walk.

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Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Royal Armouries in Leeds is a superb attraction that takes you on a fascinating trip around the world, looking at all different battles and weaponry as well as traditional clothing used in wars and battles as well as telling you about the strategies used in different battles and wars. Lots of interactive computers and other activities for all ages.... More

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UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited the Armouries last weekend and can definitely recommend it. There were fascinating exhibits and we really enjoyed the demonstrations by the museum staff - very interesting. I think it's terrific that the museum is free to visit and would definitely advise people to bring their children and spend a few hours here.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I was partnering someone who is interested in arms and armour. Me...much less so, but still found lots of interest. The bistro had very little at 3.30, and although the tea was good, the cakes were very small, not home produced and very limited in range. They had 3 sandwiches left, prepacked and best before that day. Corned beef and... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Just my Wife and I on a jaunt to Yorkshire for a few days relaxation. We stayed in the IBIS about half a Mile from the Armoury, We thoroughly enjoyed the displays over several floors, a huge amount of Tudor weaponry and items from all over the World. We spent nearly four hours there and with Free entry it was... More

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wirral
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

could not believe it is free!!! I, like many others am interested in guns, knives ect. No, I do not want to shoot anyone. But the workmanship and quality of some of the guns is incredable. The history and value is also interesting. Some of the Japanese swords date back to 1370 and must be worth thousands. Some of the... More

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