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Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

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Arms and armories have played an important role in the history of the UK, and Royal Armouries Museum serves to preserve and document this. Located in a modern, imposing building, the museum contains collections dedicated to ancient and medieval warfare, as well as warfare from the 17th to the 20th centuries, hunting, oriental weaponry, tournament warfare, and self-defense. With our international travel planner, Leeds attractions like Royal Armouries Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Geoff was a fantastic human/dwarven shield. 10/10 would use again. Those arrows look nasty, sure would hate to get stuck with one of them!  more »
  • Visited here on a trip to Leeds. Easily accessible and a great day out. Lots to do. Steeped in history. Great day out and a really good experience.  more »
  • Extraordinary modern place, in a nice gentrified neighborhood striped with canals, containing arms and armor from ancient times to the present. Excellent historical diorama of Agincourt especially cool. Hands on Knight's helmets and gauntlet displays as well as life-size medieval battle scenes, tiger hunting, crossbow shooting. Amazing arms collection of real weapons of all sorts from ancient swords to machine guns. Nice cafe on the canal. Great for kids. All free. The central hall display itself worth the trip.
  • What a great trip, really well worth the visit. What an enjoyable few hours we had. If you want a rest from the extensive shopping that Leeds has to offer then this is definitely the place to go. What a great building. Fantastic exhibits and shows put on by museum staff. Really very good indeed. 🙂
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