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Self-Guided Visits

Our museums in Leeds and at Fort Nelson near Portsmouth are ideal sites for exploring topics in history, art and design, English and local history. There is no single routes through the galleries, giving you the freedom to plan your group’s activities. This creates opportunities for you to explore the topics and periods that are most relevant to your group.

We strongly recommend that teachers organising a visit for the first time make a planning visit to the museum. Please see the Organiser’s Pack for details.

In order to provide the best possible experience for your students it is important that you book in advance. This enables us to:

For more information, or to book a place, please contact our bookings team on 0113 220 1888 or bookings@armouries.org.uk. More information is available on our Book a Visit page.


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Did you know?

First commercial steel melting

Benjamin Huntsman of Sheffield is widely credited with the first commercial melting of steel in around 1740, using his crucible process. However, the melting of steel had long been practiced in central Asia and India and was known as Damascus steel.