An internal view of the Hall of Steel showing the mass display of arms and armour

Hall of Steel

Hall of Steel

The Hall of Steel is the architectural centrepiece of the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds. The elegant steel and glass tower can be seen from every floor, from where it offers views of Leeds, Clarence Dock and the Aire/Calder navigation canal.

Displays

The displays around and inside the stairwell consist of mainly 17th century armour and 19th century military equipment. There are over 2,500 objects and they represent the largest mass display of arms and armour since the 19th century.

At the base of the stair is an area filled with mortars and cannon around the walls.

No war, or battle’s sound
Was heard the world around;
The idle spear and shield
Were high uphung
John Milton

THREADS OF WAR - WORKSHOPS

Come and learn a new skill at one of the free craft workshops hosted by the Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.

06 June 2015

Leeds

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The Jennings rifle, the Winchester 73 rifle, the Maxim machine gun, and the Luger pistol all use the same basic toggle mechanism to lock the breech and work in the same way as a knee or elbow joint.