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a Museum in the town of Leeds, in the county of West Yorkshire

About Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

The Royal Armouries Museum occupies a dazzling modern building set beside the river. At nightfall it becomes one of the town's finest visions as lit by twinkling lights the building is reflected in the rippling water beneath.

The museum was removed to its present site from London, it doors opened in Leeds in 1996 and today it offers to visitors a collection of famous weapons and armour unrivalled by any other place in the world. It covers over 3,000 years of historic human development telling of pre-historic self defence methods, hunting and war all brought to life with the aid of modern technology.

In the five galleries open to the public there is an abundance of stirring things to see, these include a reconstruction of a medieval tower to an Edwardian arms room where you can listen to tales of the big-game hunters of the era. At every turn there is something different, you can even learn how crossbows and guns really work!

Upon leaving the building your eye is captured by the first authentic jousting ring to be built in England for over four centuries. Here, you can witness jousting tournaments just as they were in days of yore, you can also see a demonstration of hunting dogs and falcons in flight. There is a menagerie yard where keepers will answer any questions concerning the birds, dogs and horses.

The Royal Armouries Museum has all of this and much more, it makes a fascinating visit for every member of the family, whatever your age there will be something here you will really enjoy and learn from.

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