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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Royal Armouries Leeds

The Royal Armouries in Leeds hosts the national collection of arms and armour and is part of the Royal Armouries museums, which includes the Tower of London and Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

Royal Armouries Leeds.

The collection was moved from the Tower of London to the new building which opened in Clarence Dock in 1996.

Among the themed galleries are exhibits of arms from ancient to modern times, exhibits of arms and armour used in jousting as well as galleries dedicated to hunting, oriental arms and armour, self-defence and peace - a look at a future world without weapons.

The Arena, along the River Aire, puts on occasional jousts and other demonstrations of military skills.

Royal Armouries Leeds

Royal Armouries
Armouries Drive
Leeds LS10 1LT
Hours: 10am-5pm
Tel: 0113 220 1999
Admission: Free

The museum is a 20 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station or can be reached by bus.

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