Leeds museum building

Leeds

Visitor Information

The museum in Leeds has over 8,500 objects on display throughout five galleries: War, Tournament, Oriental, Self-defence, and Hunting.

The Royal Armouries Museum is located at Clarence Dock, only a short distance from the centre of Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Travel

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For your convenience we have provided maps for you to download and print out

Car

Directions from Transport Direct

  • The museum is well signposted on all major routes when close to Leeds. Follow the brown tourism signs for Royal Armouries with the ‘horned helmet’ logo.
  • From the North: Follow brown tourism signs on the A64.
  • From the East: M62 east users exit M621 at junction 4 and follow the brown tourism signs.
  • From the South: M1 users exit M621 at junction 4 and follow the brown tourism signs. A1 users follow brown tourism signs on the A64.
  • From the West: M62 users exit M621 at junction 3 and follow the brown tourism signs.

Bus

Directions from Transport Direct

The following bus services run from Leeds city centre to Royal Armouries:

  • Geldard Coaches – 28B
  • Yorkshire Tiger – 93
  • First Leeds – 28

Bus stops where you can catch one of these buses to the Royal Armouries (the number of the bus service is in brackets).

  • Leeds University – 5 – Outside Blackwell’s book shop (28, 93, 28B)
  • Albion Street – J6 – outside St. John’s Centre (28, 93, 28B)
  • Eastgate – G1 (28B)
  • Vicar Lane – M4 – opposite Victoria Quarter (28, 28B)
  • York Street – F5 – outside Leeds Bus/Coach Station (28, 28B)
  • Chadwick Street – A1 – 100 metres from museum entrance (28, 28B)
  • Liberty Dock – Student Halls of Residence – 350 metres from museum entrance (28, 93, 28B)

Boat

  • Clarence Dock is on the Aire/Calder Navigation and has a large number of berths for narrow boats and cruisers.

Bicycle

  • The museum stands on National Cycle Network Route 67.
  • Bicycle racks are provided close to the museum entrance.
  • Please ensure that your bicycle is properly locked at all times and valuables removed.
  • Free and secure bicycle storage is available at the nearby multi-storey car park.

Walk

  • A 10 minute walk from Leeds Bus Station – follow the signs.
  • A 20 minute walk from Leeds Rail Station.
  • The Trans-Pennine Trail runs by the museum.

Parking

  • park mark Town Centre Car Parks provide secure 24hr, fully-manned car parking with CCTV and security patrols with 1648 bays, located only 100 metres from the museum entrance at Clarence Dock.
  • 5 disabled parking spaces are provided next to the Arena close to the museum entrance. See Access page for more details.
  • 10 coach parking spaces are provided next to the Arena close to the museum entrance.

Other car parks can be found using Transport Direct.

Opening times

Open daily 10am – 5pm
Last admission 4.30pm

Closed 24, 25 and 26 December

Contact details

0113 220 1999
enquiries@armouries.org.uk

Admission

Free admission

Address

Royal Armouries Museum
Armouries Drive
Leeds
LS10 1LT

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