Leeds museum building

Leeds

Visitor Information

To allow for building work and gallery refurbishment the mezzanine level of the War Gallery will be closed 19 May – 4 August.

The tonlet armour and the horned helmet of Henry VIII will not be on display in the Tournament gallery 16 June-29 September as they will be on loan to Leeds Castle for an exhibition.

At our museum in Leeds there are over 8,500 objects on display in 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.

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

To ensure a trouble free journey get live road traffic information from www.keepmoving.co.uk

Travel

You can use Transport Direct to get directions to the Royal Armouries by car or public transport.

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