Armouries heritage

The Warriors Treasures Exhibition at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Gold items from the Staffordshire Hoard Collection.26th May 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
The Warriors Treasures Exhibition at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Gold items from the Staffordshire Hoard Collection.26th May 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
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One of Leeds’ most popular attractions is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and is inviting the public to find out more about it.

The Royal Armouries became the first national museum with its headquarters based outside of London.

The construction project cost £42.5 million, took two years to complete and has since welcomed over six million visitors.

Via the Heritage Open Days programme people will have the opportunity over the weekend to find out more about museum’s history and how it was developed from a brownfield site on Leeds Dock to a centre for over 8000 pieces forming part of a national collection.

Visitors will be able to discover lesser-known stories behind the museum such as how staff raced against the clock to finish the installation before the royal opening, moving a life size fibreglass elephant and to also view architectural images.

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