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Royal Armouries Museum

The Royal Armouries Museum is the modern home of the United Kingdom’s national collection of arms and armour.

Opening times

  • 10 am to 5 pm – Wednesday to Sunday until 31 July
  • 10 am to 5 pm – Every day from 1 August to Sunday 4th September (Summer school holidays)

Tickets are free and you can pre-book your visit on Eventbrite.

Book now for April – July

Book now for Elizabethan Summer August

Explore five galleries with over 4,500 objects on display in our purpose-built museum and discover how arms and armour have shaped history, art and culture through the ages.

Experience live combat demonstrations taking place every day as our staff bring to life how historic armour and weapons were used.

Highlights from the collection include:

  • Henry VIII’s foot combat armour made for the grand tournament known as the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520
  • A full-size all-metal elephant armour and tusk swords from the late 16th Century
  • A remarkable mask termed the ‘Horned Helmet’ presented to Henry VIII in 1514
  • One of the most iconic sci-fi weapons of all time – the ‘pulse rifle’ from the classic 1986 Aliens film
  • The Tula Garniture – an elegantly decorated set of weapons belonging to Empress of Russia Elizabeth Petrovna from 1752

We recommend pre-booking your ticket as we only have limited walk-up tickets available and are usually quieter after 2 pm.

During busy times, such as school holidays, we may ask you to wait to visit the museum but you can still visit our shop and cafe.

Find out more about how we are continuing to welcome visitors back safely on our FAQs page

Featured events

Royal Armouries Museum Open every Saturday and Sunday Sat 25 Jun - Sun 24 Jul 2022 Find out more

Royal Armouries Museum Free live-action events every day Mon 1 Aug - Sun 4 Sep 2022 Find out more

Royal Armouries Museum Jousting competition in the presence of Queen Elizabeth I Sat 27 Aug - Mon 29 Aug 2022 Find out more

Opening times
8th June to 24th July
Wednesday to Sunday

10 am – 5 pm

27th July to 4th September
Every day

10 am – 5 pm
Museum admission is free
Pre-book online
Armouries Drive
Leeds, LS10 1LT United Kingdom

Armouries Drive
United Kingdom
LS10 1LT
0113 220 1916