Student taking notes in the Leeds oriental gallery of an Islamic horseman

Facilities

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds offers a range of facilities for our visitors.

Shopping

The new-look Royal Armouries shop is now open!

Our shop stocks a large range of books, videos and DVDs, replica swords and armour, as well as a good range of stationery, gifts and jewellery. There is plenty for the children too, from toys and costumes to books and games.

Don’t worry if you can’t get to one of our museums to make a purchase, visit our online shop.

Places to eat

Nelson Bistro: ground floor
Coffee shop: floor 2
Picnic area: floor 4

Around the museum there are a range of restaurants and shops.

Did you know?

Palmerston's Follies

Fort Nelson is one of the ‘Palmerston Forts’, commissioned in the 1860s by Lord Palmerston, who feared a French attack. By the time they were completed, however, any threat from France disappeared. The forts gained the nickname ‘Palmerston’s follies’.