Royal Armouries Museum
This fun, lively museum contains six themed galleries (covering War, Tournaments, Self-Defence, Hunting, Oriental weaponry and the new and attractive Hall of Steel), and is filled with interactive displays, dramatic interpretations, action scenarios and some really exciting exhibits. This is more a cross between a theme park and a museum, bringing history alive in many unique ways, from watching gun-makers ply their craft to demonstrations of English traditions like falconry and horsemanship.
Address: Armouries Drive, near Clarence Dock
Telephone: (0)113 220 1999
Transport: Can easily be reached on foot from Leeds Station, or from anywhere in the city centre
Opening times: Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Closed between 24 and 26 December
Admission: Free admission, though there may be charges for some activities and events