Things to see

There are six galleries at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. There is also the impressive Hall of Steel which has a mass display of over 2,500 objects, and the outside Tiltyard where live shows take place.

Admission is free.

Did you know?

Greek air power

The Ancient Greeks invented a kind of catapult that used compressed-air springs instead of twisted cords. The same principle is used today in luxury cars, buses and heavy-goods-vehicles’ suspension systems.