Royal Armouries Museum

Royal Armouries Museum

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, is a national museum which displays the National Collection of Arms and Armour.

Royal Armouries has three museums across the United Kingdom and cares for one of the most important national collections of arms and armour in the world.

Our collection is displayed and housed in our historical home at the White Tower in the Tower of London, at the purpose-built Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, and at Fort Nelson near Fareham, Hampshire.

We have a long history, dating back to the Middle Ages. Our celebrated core collection originated in the nation’s working arsenal, which was assembled over many centuries at the Tower of London.
Since 2005, we have also managed the national collection of firearms, started in 1631 by Charles I and assembled by the British Army, now housed at the National Firearms Centre.

We currently employ 190 staff and receive about 2 million visitors a year across our the three sites, who, except at the Tower of London, visit for free.

Opening times
Open daily 10am – 5pm
Last entry 4.30pm

Free admission

1600 spaces and bicycle storage provided by Citipark - fees apply
10 bookable coach spaces and 4 disabled parking spaces are located near the museum entrance

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