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Royal Armouries; Leeds [Military]

“The Royal Armouries in Leeds is a multi-million pound purpose-built museum that opened to the public on 30th March 1996. The museum is home to the national collection of arms and armour, and displays over 8,500 objects throughout its six themed galleries: War, Tournament, Oriental, Self-Defence, Hunting, and Peace.”

“The Royal Armouries collection online is currently undergoing redevelopment and is not available to the public. We hope to launch our new collections search in 2016.”
“The Royal Armouries collection consists of some 70,000 examples of arms, armour, and artillery dating from antiquity to the present day. It includes royal armour of the Tudor and Stuart kings; arms and armour of the English Civil Wars, including the Armoury from Littlecote House; British and foreign military weapons from the Board of Ordnance and MOD Pattern Room collections; hunting and sporting weapons; as well as an exceptional collection of oriental arms and armour.”

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