The Leeds Royal Armouries is one of the first places which locals would recommend visiting for a day out and is one of Britain’s national museums of arms and armour with over 8500 objects to see in five galleries; Self defence, War, Tournament, Oriental and Hunting.
Located at Clarence Dock and only a short walk from the city centre, Leeds Royal Armouries boasts a great day out for all the family. The Armouries hosts several exhibitions throughout the year relating to arms and war. There are also several events and exhibitions which run including:
Crossbow shooting range (height restrictions and prices apply)
Jesters Yard – for ages 0-10. Youngsters can dress up as knights and princesses, learn how to juggle and make their own weapons and crowns to take home with them!
Fencing Club – the club meets at the museum every Friday and caters for 8-15 year olds offering a 6 week beginners course for £35 or a single session for £5.
Martial Arts club – The Armouries offers Taekwondo and Kubudo every Tuesday and Sunday evening. Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Art meaning ‘The way of the foot and fist’. Kubudo is from Okinawa in Japan and teaches various weapons including the Bo (staff), Sai, Tonfa and Nunchaku.
The Ubique Right of the Line Group re-enacts gun battles and demonstrations replicating guns and artillery from 1825 up to the Falklands War in 1982.
Open daily from 10am to 5pm and all year round (apart from over Christmas).
You can contact the armouries (24 hours) on 0113 220 1999 or email with any enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Armouries Museum
Admission is completely free
More information is available on the main Armouries website.