Royal Armouries Museum
Armouries Drive, Leeds Route Planner
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10am-5pm, last admission 4.30pm - closed 24-26 Dec

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The Royal Armouries Museum was opened in 1996 to house part of the national collection, part of which is also displayed at the Tower of London. It exhibits a vast array of weapons to a backdrop of original decoration. Its galleries are devoted to the themes of war, hunting, tournaments, defence and Asian weaponry. Its more unusual exhibits include Japanese armour presented to James I in 1614, and an impressive, almost complete set of armour for an elephant.

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