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Royal Armouries Museum

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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
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0113 220 1999
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great day out for free

Me and my boyfriend were at thought bubble which was situated around the armouries we decided to go have a look in as it was free and weren't expecting much but I was proved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were at thought bubble which was situated around the armouries we decided to go have a look in as it was free and weren't expecting much but I was proved wrong. There were so many levels to the building and loads of interactive exhibitions that allow young children to touch and interact. They even had actors... More 

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Winnersh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unfortunately the whole experience was disappointing due to the poor grade food and abysmal coffee in the Nelson Bistro. The coffee was weak, insipid and lacked flavour, the sandwiches were incredibly similar and I will add the word bland. Many diners left large quantities of their meals which is sure tell sign of low quality. Generally, all the products are... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is well worth a visit, great collection and interesting to see important exhibits from around the globe and important items such as those owned by Henry VIII. Staff very friendly and helpful and the whole family had a great time. Well worth checking to see what demonstrations are taking place and make sure you get a chance for the... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum really gave a lot of thought to becoming interactive. We saw all sorts of weaponry from different eras and for various purposes. The collection is not only European. It has oriental arms as well. We attended a lecture about the hunt. The narrator was just great and made us understand the crossbow and how the hunt is undertaken.

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Thank Jude G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been looking forward to visiting the museum for a long time it was worth the visit loved it, the set up of the equipment and the way it set up is great would love to visit again.

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Louth, Lincolnshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on New Years Eve, very nice welcome from the staff on our arrival, really enjoyed the Armouries, lots & lots to see, extremely interesting, don't know where the time twenty while we were there. Will have to visit again, as there is so much to see you can't take it all in. Can't call it a little gem because... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must visit if you will be in Leeds for a couple of days. It is free and is the UK's national museum for arms, defence, and weaponry. It is a short walk from the city centre.

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1 Thank MPWharton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free and very good. Good for a rainy day. Also in good weather they do stuff outside. Archery & falconry. Great location in Leeds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here many times as a kid but forgotten about the quality of this museum. The displays are brilliant and is well worth a visit. Even a free boat taxi between it and the train station!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon at the Royal Armouries, very interesting and great displays with right mix of wording, exhibits and live examples. Only small gripes if being picky are it's quite dark inside and a little cold, oh and the layout is quite confusing, but hey ho didn't impact the visit. Attended one of the free talks on 1st world war and... More 

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