Leeds museum building

Things to see & do

The Royal Armouries in Leeds is home to the national collection of arms and armour. Admission is free.

Explore over 8,500 objects from across the world throughout six themed galleries.

Learn more about the objects, their use, and the people behind them in our entertaining daily talks. Catch live shows in our outdoor Tiltyard.

Visitors can have a go at firing a crossbow at our crossbow range.

Opening times

Open daily 10am – 5pm

Last admission 4.30pm

Closed 24, 25 and 26 December


Admission is free


Royal Armouries Museum
Armouries Drive
LS10 1LT

Contact us

General enquiries
0113 220 1999

Booking enquiries
0113 220 1888

Media enquiries
0113 220 1978

Did you know?

Thunder birds are go!

Artillery pieces before about 1700 were often classified by names. A rare type of very big gun was known as a basilisk; a more common long powerful gun was known as a culverin; and smaller versions were named after birds of prey such as saker and falcon.