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What is the Royal Armouries Museum?

The Royal Armouries is a museum in Northern England that Eric Knows makes it easy to find.

A huge gallery that is free to enter, The Royal Armouries contains exhibits of arms and armour that have been used across the world, both in the past and the present. Furthermore, it is not just a gallery, with regular events and live demonstrations of activities such as jousting. The Royal Armouries’ website holds more information on bookings and what events are on.

Additionally, the displays that the Royal Armouries holds are beautiful in terms of both their content and arrangement. For instance, beautifully crafted armour is displayed, and many of the sword exhibits feature fan-like arrangements. Also, the image of a helmet used in this listing is in fact one of their exhibits, previously belonging to Henry VIII, and the museum now uses its terrifying visage as a logo. The museum’s collection page holds records of the upwards of 60,000 objects in their collection.

Accessibility

The Royal Armouries makes sure that their galleries are accessible to as many people as possible. They achieve this through the use of lifts to all galleries, wide entrances with ramps, and other things. The FAQs below detail the museum’s efforts further.

How to get there

You can access the museum by practically any means of transport, as it has bus stops and parking spaces within reasonable walking distance on flat, level areas. Moreover, you can even get there by boat! The water taxi on the River Aire, which the museum is right next to, provides a easy route from the area the Leeds Train station is in to the Museum.

Q How do the days the museum is open change throughout the year?

The days the museum is open change depending on whether it is a bank or school holiday.
During school and bank holidays the royal armouries is open every day of the week from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
During term time the museum is open from Wednesdays to Sundays, with it being closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. the hours of 10:00 am - 5:00 pm still apply.

Q Are school visits allowed?

Yes, they are.

Q Are assistance dogs allowed to enter the building?

Assistance dogs for those that need them are permitted to go into the building.

Q Is the museum accessible to wheelchair users?

Absolutely! The entrances to the museum are wide and have step free paths, there are accessible parking spaces nearby, and the museum has numerous lifts to make all the galleries accessible. There are also manual wheelchairs available to be borrowed on a first come first served basis.

Q Is there any seating for those who have trouble standing for extended periods of time?

Yes, there are portable folding seats and window seats in every gallery for visitors to use.

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