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Yorkshire Sights

Royal Armouries

  • Armouries Dr. Map It
  • Leeds

Updated 06/02/2014

Fodor's Review

Much of the legendary arms and armor originally collected in the Tower of London fills the Royal Armouries, which occupies a redeveloped 13-acre dockland site 15 minutes from the city center. Five themed galleries—War, Tournament, Self-Defense, Hunting, and Arms and Armor of the Orient—trace the history of weaponry. The state-of-the-art building is stunningly designed: expect a full-size elephant in armor, models of warriors on horseback, and floor-to-ceiling tents,

as well as spirited interactive displays and live demonstrations. Shoot a crossbow, direct operations on a battlefield, or, around Easter and the end of August, experience an Elizabethan joust.

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Sight Information

Address:

Armouries Dr., off M1 or M621, Leeds, LS10 1LT, England

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Phone:

0113-220–1999

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 10–5

Updated 06/02/2014

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