Things to see & do

There are six galleries at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, as well as daily talks and demonstrations.

Visitors can have a go at firing a crossbow at our crossbow range, and for our younger visitors we have Jester’s Yard, a special play area for dressing up, exploring, and making.

Outside the galleries we have the impressive Hall of Steel and the Tiltyard where live shows take place.

Admission is free.

Did you know?

Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon – the 68 pounders – were the same calibre (8 inches) as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!

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