Leeds

The Royal Armouries opened its multi-million pound, purpose built headquarters in Leeds to the public on 30 March 1996. The museum, designed by architect Derek Walker, houses the national collection of arms and armour.

Royal Armouries, Leeds

Royal Armouries, Leeds

At our Leeds Museum there are over 8,000 objects on display in six galleries: War, Tournament, Oriental, Self Defence, Hunting and Peace.

Tournament Gallery

Tournament Gallery

In addition to the objects in the permanent displays, the museum includes the Hall of Steel, a giant staircase whose walls are decorated with trophy displays composed of 2,500 objects; reminiscent of the historical trophy displays erected by the Tower Armouries from the 17th century.

The Hall of Steel at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds

The Hall of Steel at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds

Find out more about our Leeds museum and how to visit at the Royal Armouries website.