Thursday 23 July 2015

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is home to Britain's largest collection of arms and armour.

Perched high above the River Aire, the £42.5m building occupies a prime position adjacent to the city's Leeds Dock.

The Museum has five permanent galleries - focusing on War, Hunting, Oriental, Tournament and Self-Defence weaponry - which are arranged over five floors. These galleries consist of 5,000 permanent exhibits. A further 2,500 exhibits are displayed in The Hall of Steel, which is a giant staircase at the eastern end of the building.

In common with the National Media Museum in Bradford, a lot of the exhibits at the Royal Armouries Museum are very dimly lit. The poor light, combined with glare from the display cabinets, made taking photos quite challenging for a newbie like me!

I visited the Royal Armouries Museum on 22nd July 2015. My photos of the Museum are shown below:

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