For visitors to Leeds who are looking for an attraction that really shows off something of the local history, the Royal Armouries Museum is bound to appeal to them. Actually one of three sites across Britain that collectively make up the Royal Armouries Museum, the Royal Armouries Museum of Leeds is home to many pieces of arms and armor that once served British soldiers in campaigns throughout history.
Those who come to the Royal Armouries Museum of Leeds will bear witness to weapons and armor dating back many centuries, most of which used to be stored at the Tower of London until it was decided that more long-term preservation-minded storage techniques were better suited. There are exhibitions dedicated to knightly fare, as well as foreign materials such as Oriental arms and armor, and equipment used during tournaments that were held during peace time. Overall, a very impressive collection that’s bound to fascinate the history buff visiting the area and looking for something to do.