View of Leeds Dock and Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds

Getting here

The Royal Armouries Museum is located at Leeds Dock, just a short distance from Leeds City Centre.

To ensure a trouble-free journey, we have provided some guidance below on how to get to our museum in Leeds.

You may also want to keep up to date with live road traffic information from Highways England and live rail information from National Rail.

For your convenience we have also provided maps for you to download and print out.

Getting here by car Parking your car Getting here by bus
Getting here by train Getting here on foot Getting here by boat
Getting here by bike Maps to download


Car

The museum is well signposted on all major routes as you approach Leeds. Follow the brown tourism signs for Royal Armouries with the ‘horned helmet’ logo.

Parking

There is a secure 24hr fully-manned car park, managed by CitiPark, located only 100 metres from the museum entrance at Leeds Dock.

The car park has over 1600 bays, and has CCTV and security patrols.

More information on fees and facilities can be found on the CitiPark website

Free and secure bicycle storage is also provided.

5 disabled parking spaces are provided next to the Tiltyard close to the museum entrance. See our Access page for more details.

10 coach parking spaces are provided next to the Tiltyard close to the museum entrance. These spaces are reserved for pre-booked groups visiting the museum. To book a coach space in advance of your visit to the museum please contact our Bookings Officer who will check availability and issue a parking permit.

T: 0113 220 1888 / E: bookings@armouries.org.uk


Bus

The First Leeds station circular (service 70) runs directly from the Leeds Railway Station Bus Interchange to Leeds Dock. The bus runs every 12–15 minutes Mon-Sun.

Timetables and more information for service 70 available on the WY Metro website.

In addition, First Leeds service 28 runs from just outside the student residences near the car park.

Timetables and more information for service 28 available on the First Leeds website.


Train

To help plan your journey to Leeds and the Royal Armouries Museum by train, use the Go Euro Journey Planner .

To Leeds

The Royal Armouries Museum is within walking distance of Leeds Central Train Station (New Station St, Leeds LS1 4DY, UK), but there are a number of options of how to get to the museum.


Walk

It is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Bus Station and a 15 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station – directional signs are available along the route.

The Trans-Pennine Trail also runs by the museum.


Boat

There is a free water taxi service that travels between the Leeds Railway Station south entrance (Granary Wharf, near to the Doubletree Hilton hotel) and Leeds Dock.

It runs everyday Mon–Fri (7am–7pm) and Sat–Sun (10am–7pm). The trip takes 12–20 minutes.

In addition, Leeds Dock has a large number of berths for narrow boats and cruisers.


Bicycle

The museum stands on National Cycle Network Route 67.

Bicycle racks are provided close to the museum entrance.

Please ensure that your bicycle is properly locked at all times and valuables removed.

Free and secure bicycle storage is available at the nearby multi-storey car park.


Maps to the museum

For your convenience, we have provided maps for you to download and print out below.

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Saturday 27 May 2017