The Royal Armouries
Do you want a fun, yet informative look at the history of the United Kingdom? Then a visit to the Leeds Royal Armouries Museum is an absolute must. Here you’ll find row upon row of swords, pikes, muskets and armour reaching into the sky. Entrance to the museum is free, and once inside, plenty of galleries and activities await you.
Exciting exhibitionsThe Royal Armouries feature different exhibitions spread across 5 floors. In the War Gallery you can take a closer look at the development of weapons and the art of warfare, from early history until today. The Hunting Gallery presents the history and evolution of hunting, while the Oriental Gallery concentrates upon the great civilisations of Asia. At the very heart of the Royal Armouries you will find the Hall of Steel. It can be seen from every floor and offers views of a mass display of arms and armour featuring more than 2500 objects. If you’re a history buff, these massive collections will take you on a walk through history unlike any other.
Immerse yourself in historyThe Royal Armouries holds events throughout the year, ranging from daily talks and workshops to exhibitions and performances. If you’re travelling with children, take them along to the Jester’s Yard, where they can dress up, try their hand at juggling and even make their own shields, swords and crowns to take home. Want to test your own skills? Try your hand at the crossbow range.
With a room at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Leeds, you’re right in the heart of the city, making it easy to reach the Royal Armouries by foot or public transport.