Royal Armouries Museum

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds: Hours, Address, Royal Armouries Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Royal Armouries Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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TD_Yorks
Wakefield, UK60 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Very good. Lots to see and interact with. One for a rainy day rather than a sunny one!
The canteen is a bit limited so take your own food and make sure you go to the top floor to try to crossbows out
Written January 7, 2022
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Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Royal Armouries. Our crossbow range is currently closed due but there is still plenty of other things to see and do! We hope that you will visit us again soon in the summer! As when the sun is out we have lots of outdoor activities in our outdoor performance areas.
Written January 12, 2022
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Louie
Durham, UK6 contributions
Sep 2021
I'd highly recommend this museum to anyone interested in warfare throughout history, or with an interest in seeing the difference in weapon/armour developments in different parts of the world. The information panels are quite detailed and make for a good read. The variety of exhibits is very good, I'd have to say that my favourite is the oriental section as it's interesting to see the contrast between their styles of armour and English armour.

Also, they sometimes have staff giving talks/telling the stories behind the history which is good fun. Definitely worth checking out if you have some spare time in Leeds!
Written January 2, 2022
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Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Royal Armouries and enjoyed the talks by our live interpretation team and our exhibitions. Our live interpretation team performs a variety of different shows every day, all relating to our world-class collection. We hope that you will visit us again soon to see more!
Written January 12, 2022
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PetiteFoodie
London, UK172 contributions
Jul 2021
One of the best museums I have ever visited where every moment of the visit was considered and very clever exhibition design. An example was when you were on higher floors, you could look down and find hidden details - displays were placed at a height so it was a new discovery element. It had natural flow and direction so you could easily navigate the museum.
Written December 28, 2021
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Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. It is nice to hear that you appreciated our exhibition designs and that this enhanced your enjoyment of the collection. We hope that you will visit us again soon and continue exploring!
Written January 10, 2022
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Shirley E
Dronfield, UK287 contributions
Nov 2021
I was impressed how easy it was to find and I parked up easily in the Citipark at the docklands. Lovely welcoming staff on entry, and around the museum. Absolutely loads to see. One visit doesn’t do it justice. Probably best to decide what you most want to see and do that first. The medieval and oriental stuff was excellent. I thought the modern warfare was overdone a bit.
Nice cafe but there’s loads of eating places around and about. The views of the docklands from upstairs in the museum were great.
Written December 12, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. There is much to see when you come visit, and plenty of events throughout the year, so keep an eye on our website for all our exciting events. We hope you will come visit us again soon!
Written December 14, 2021
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anita l
Manchester, UK105 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Excellent.museum
The oriental floor is the best....
Armoury is truly amazing and visual exhibits excellent
You could split the visit into 2 days
Written December 11, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we agree between our world class collection and exciting demonstrations and events there is more than enough to do to fill your days exploring. We hope you will come visit us again to continue exploring!
Written December 14, 2021
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Shirley C
Torquay, UK258 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Fantastic place plenty to see and do unfortunately we only had limited time ,you could spend all day here,with picnic area indoor and outdoor,staff were friendly and approachable,plenty of clean toilets,the restaurant was very nice, would definitely visit again if I could
Written December 10, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and found our staff approachable and friendly. We hope you will come visit us again in the future!
Written December 14, 2021
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Paul L
Southwell, UK195 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We loved visiting this museum. Its really
Interesting and the information is very well presented. It’s also very near to the city centre so easy to get to. Particularly liked the oriental exhibits.
Written November 22, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you have enjoyed our museum. Please keep an eye on our website for our upcoming events!
Written December 7, 2021
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Ash C
1,118 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
This museum is amazing. Especially considering it has no entry free (please make a donation). Lots of interesting exhibits
Written November 22, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback and your support! We hope you enjoyed your visit with us and will visit us again in the future.
Written December 7, 2021
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AliAl-Aswad
Leeds, UK1,004 contributions
Nov 2021
I think the Royal Armouries is a fantastic museum, and well worth a visit, wherever you live. I visit fairly regularly, and have also attended several special events over the years. It's a shame the tilt yard, and the other outside areas, are no longer open as regularly as they were in the past. The museum is still free though, and should be supported I think. Currently, you still need to book, and while the galleries are large and roomy, it can still get quite busy. There's a programme of events every day, into which a great deal of effort is put. The purpose-built museum is an imposing presence alongside the River Aire, and a short, pleasant walk from town. If you're travelling from the railway station, you can either walk, or get the river taxi, which runs from close to the station (near Victoria Bridge), directly to the Armouries.

The 'Self-Defence Gallery' seemed somewhat Disneyfied on my last visit. I hope they'll stick with showing their historic collection, rather than silly film props, or propaganda telling you not to carry a spanner in public (about time this rubbish was removed)! The shop has also been dummed-down compared to in the past. These things aside though, the Royal Armouries is still an absolutely fantastic place to visit.
Written November 22, 2021
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Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and our amazing purpose-built museum. Keep an eye on our website for upcoming events in all our spaces including the outdoor spaces. We will pass on your comments to our team so they can continue to improve. We hope to see you again in the future.
Written November 22, 2021
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Andrew
St. Albans, UK6,259 contributions
Aug 2021
I was not too sure what to make of the Royal Armouries. It is good that all of these exhibits are now out of a warehouse and now on display (the Tower of London did not have enough room to show all of these items), but after a while I got a bit weary of different ways man has invented to bring pain and death to others – a sad reflection upon the human race.

On the hour, every hour, there was some form of outside display that we loved seeing. One of the most interesting exhibits was to see the various weapons from films and TV shows (including science fiction e.g. Star Wars).

Situated next to Leeds Docks, parking was easy and entrance to the museum was free (via pre-booked tickets).
Written November 19, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We are glad our collection interested you and you enjoyed our live interpretations. We hope you will visit us again in the future.
Written November 22, 2021
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