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Royal Armouries Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Nice long visit

Revisited with my teenage son just before Christmas. Enjoyed a nice long visit. The museum was... read more

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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What a fascinating place and it is FREE. You can spend a whole day here and still not view... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Staines, United Kingdom
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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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Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT, England
Clarence Dock
+44 113 220 1999
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Reviewed today

Revisited with my teenage son just before Christmas. Enjoyed a nice long visit. The museum was not busy and being free was an added bonus. The only issue we both noticed was that the exhibitions didn’t seem to follow any order and was a bit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed 2 days ago

Travelled up from Aylesbury on spur of moment decision. Hubby had mentioned he’d like to visit ‘one day’ so with free weekend, booked a hotel and off we set. Found armouries quite hard to find, despite help of satnav. Easy disabledparking. Excellent access. Disabled loos...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alice G
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a fascinating place and it is FREE. You can spend a whole day here and still not view everything. So much to do and see, an experience for the whole family. Weapons and artifacts attached to a tower wall and mirrors below so that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dav3com
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved my visit to the Royal Armouries -- especially the armour of Henry VIII and Maximilian. There are also some really interesting videos of key battle of high historical interest. Fabulous museum in the beautiful dock area, which is also worth a visit. And...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ruth w
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is absolutely massive, great selection of exhibitions, if you want to look through it all it will take you the best part of the day. Only down side is the dining / cafe areas need a bit of a revamp. Starting to look...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Royal Armouries is a great venue for events, a day out with the kids, or a stroll around on a lunch hour. The circulation spaces are good for those in wheel chairs and the whole place is interesting and informative. They put on special...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A group of friends regularly get together in different locations for a weekend break, this time it was Leeds and a trip to the Royal Armouries Museum was on the cards. What a fascinating place. There is so much on display, over so many floors,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabulous museum with really interesting exhibits and actors performing historical characters live . You don't need to be a military buff to enjoy. The kind of place you could visit multiple times, I found it fascinating.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Megan H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were ages between 89-19 and we all found this museum a standout! Modern, creative, clean, informative! Boys loved the crossbow experience and we all loved the free plays and talks as we went at a themed weekend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelforfunNZer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great purpose built venue exhibiting the history of weapons an armoury,all well presented on various levels.Also there are live talks and demonstrations such as the two headed sword fight.

Date of experience: January 2019
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19 September 2018|
Response from davewinstanley | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we went by car.
19 September 2018|
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Response from bsterro | Reviewed this property |
If you fancy a free trip by a river taxi! Come out of The southern new exit and then down some steps into the backyard of the canal and river Aire. Around the corner there are river taxis, yellow, where you can hop on one of... More
Jo S
10 April 2018|
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Response from jonathanswright13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have lockers on bottom floor near stairs for £1 non refundable