Visiting the Royal Armouries Museum Leeds
Henry Krank's location in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, is ideal for our customers to combine a visit to see us and a morning or afternoon spent at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.
Only 8 miles from Leeds city centre, the Henry Krank store is in a perfect location for people wishing to visit the Royal Armouries as well as coming to see us.
As the sister museum to the Tower of London and home to the only existing suit of armour built for an elephant, the Royal Armouries Museum is not to be missed if you are at Henry Krank and looking for things to do in Leeds.
Why Visit the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds?
The museum houses much of the national collection of arms and armour in over five floors of galleries and exhibitions. The modern building, situated on the waterfront at Leeds Docks, features exhibits including Warfare, Tournament, Self-Defence, Hunting and the Arms and Armour of the Orient.
The museum comes to life with daily falconry and jousting shows and a chance to see the birds and horses. There are talks by costumed guides throughout the day and a gunmaker, armourer and wardrobe mistress at work in the craft court.
There is a coffee shop, bistro and outdoor picnic area at the museum to enjoy a bite to eat and a coffee whilst you're there, plus an extensive shop selling gifts, books and toys for all the family. You can take a piece of history home with you by purchasing full scale replica arms and armour!
Best of all, the museum is free to attend, making it a very accessible day out.
What's on at the Royal Armouries, Leeds
The museum holds a series of special events, talks and workshops throughout the year, many of which are family friendly to entertain the kids during school holidays.
The museum regularly updates their What's On page on their website with the latest information.
Royal Armouries Opening Times and Directions
The museum is only a short distance from the city centre at Leeds Dock. It is accessible by car, foot and public transport.
Leeds, LS10 1LT United Kingdom.
Open daily 10am - 5pm. Last entry 4.30pm.
From M621 turn off at Junction 4, South Leeds. Follow signs for Leeds city centre then follow the brown tourist signs for the museum. There is a large car park close to the Museum on Armouries Drive, Leeds Dock, LS10 1LE.
After leaving Leeds Railway Station, turn left onto City Square, the right along Boar Lane. Keep going until you are behind The Corn Exchange, and follow Assembly Street round until you reach The Calls. Cross over and pass 42 The Calls Hotel on your right, then cross over Leeds Centenary Footbridge. Over the bridge, walk across Brewery Wharf, past Jurys Inn and over Bowman Lane. Armouries Drive is directly opposite, follow the signs for the museum.
The walk from Leeds Railway Station takes approximately 20 minutes, or 5 minutes in a taxi.
Service 70 runs from Leeds Rail Station Bus Interchange (outside Leeds Railway Station) to Leeds Dock. The bus stops on Chadwick Street, which runs directly alongside Leeds Dock.
How to get to Henry Krank from Royal Armouries Museum
Henry Krank is approximately 50 minutes away from Leeds Armouries by bus and only 25 minutes by car.
Just outside of Henry Krank you will find a bus stop on Lowtown/The Lanes. Catch the number 9 bus towards Leeds (White Rose Centre). Get off at Drysalters (20th stop) and cross the road to catch the number 52 bus towards Moortown. After 9 stops get off at Crown point Road (stop A3). From here, the museum is only a five-minute walk.
For all tickets and travel information, visit the First Leeds website to plan your route.
Follow B6154 to Ring Rd/Ring Rd Farnley/A6110 in Leeds, continue on Ring Rd/A6110. Take M621 and Exit 4to Clarence Rd and continue on Clarence Rd to Armouries Drive.
100-104 Lowtown, LS28 9AY to Armouries Drive, LS10 1LT.
For more information
To discover more about what to see at the Royal Armouries, including upcoming events, take a look at their website: https://royalarmouries.org
Henry Krank Antiques
You may also enjoy browsing through our regularly updated collection of antique arms and armour.
For more information about buying and selling antiques at Henry Krank, check out our post on the sale of antique guns.
The next time you are planning a visit to either Henry Krank or the Royal Armouries Museum, don't forget to call in to the other as we are so close to one another it makes for the perfect day out.
The Henry Krank store is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Please contact us if you have any questions - we'd be happy to help .