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Royal Armouries Museum Leeds

Royal Armouries Museum Leeds building

Welcome to the national museum of arms and armour. Visit us for free in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Explore thousands of incredible objects, from ancient times to the present day. From Japanese samurai to iconic movie props, from Henry VIII’s armour to an Indian war elephant.

Watch history come to life with free, daily live shows and combat demonstrations.

Discover how our collection has shaped history, society, art and culture.

Free entry

School Holiday: 20 July to 1 September
Open daily
10am to 5pm

Term-time: 2 September to 25 October
Open Tuesday to Sunday
10am to 5pm

Armouries Drive 
LS10 1LT 
United Kingdom

Plan your visit

We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you plan your visit.

Advance booking online is recommended to guarantee entry, particularly at weekends and during the school holidays.

On 5 and 6 June, please use our side entrance and be aware our main café will be closed, with our second floor café open and serving sandwiches, snacks and hot drinks.

Book Tickets for 20 July to 1 September 2024

Young people aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times

More information on visitor behaviour and guidance.

Of course you don't need to book if you just want to drop in, we are usually quieter during the week and after 2pm.

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