Venue DescriptionThe Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is home to the national collection of arms and armour and one of the most important museums of its type in the world. We are located at Leeds Dock, which is only a short distance from Leeds city centre, West Yorkshire. Visitors can explore arms and armour from across the world and throughout time in our six themed galleries. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the objects, their uses, and the people behind them in our entertaining daily talks. Admission is free
The Royal Armouries welcomes visitors with disabilities and is committed to providing them with appropriate facilities, and hope your visit is enjoyable and memorable. We value your visit and your viewpoints on the services that we provide and welcome feedback. Drop-off point There is a drop-off point, close to accessible parking spaces, 100 metres from the Museum entrance across Armouries Square which is an open, level, paved area. Access to the museum entrance from the accessible parking spaces is step free. At the door The main entrance to the Museum has two sets of automatic doors. On the left is the Master's Cafe, which also has an accessible toilet. Information desk The Information Desk is located 30 metres from the main entrance at the end of the entrance hall next to the Hall of Steel and the gallery lifts. A member of staff will welcome you and provide you with an information sheet with a list of the day’s activities and a map of the museum. They will also be happy to help with any requests. --->New for Summer 2019 Five sensory backpacks are now available to borrow for free for autistic children and young people. They contain an appealing selection of items ranging from fun and soothing sensory toys to ear-defenders, and have been created to support and enhance the museum experience for both children and families. These resources are available free of charge from the Reception on the Ground Floor, and can be used for any length of time during your visit. They should be returned to the Reception desk. Access to galleries The galleries are on the upper four floors of the Museum and are accessible via the lifts next to the Information Desk. Lifts are fitted with audio announcements, handrails, and operation buttons at the rear of the lift at a height suitable for wheelchair users. Comfort seating Visitors who find standing difficult can use the portable folding seats found in every gallery. There are also window seats in the gallery areas and in the entrance hall. Wheelchairs There are four manual wheelchairs available to borrow for the duration of your visit. These are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Information Desk upon your arrival. Mobility scooters Visitors are welcome to use their mobility scooters within the Museum and all galleries are accessible via the lifts. Emergency evacuation In the event of an evacuation of the building, a Museum Assistant will explain the quickest and safest way to exit the Museum. Please follow the directions given. Assistance will be provided if required.
Accessibility Guide Link: https://royalarmouries.org/visit-us/royal-armouries-museum/accessibility-at-royal-armouries-museum/
Access Statement Link: https://royalarmouries.org/about-us/governance/policies/
We currently offer signed interpretation of our performances once a month. See our Facebook page for dates and updates to the programme. Two of our performance spaces now have an infrared loop system installed There is daily object handling as part of select performances and talks. These are published daily on our website and our Facebook page.
Adapted accessible toilets can be found throughout the Museum at the following locations: ◾To the rear of the entrance hall on the left ◾At the rear of the Master's Cafe, which is located on the ground floor next to the main entrance ◾Floors 1 and 4 close to the lifts Due to the age of the building, Some of the accessible toilets do not meet current access standards – being 200mm shorter than recommended. While there are no Changing Places facilities within the Museum, there is one at Assisted Living Leeds, about a 6 minute walk from the Museum. Changing Places can also be found on their website. Baby-changing facilities are also available
Our friendly front of house team are currently being trained in customer service and accessibility.
Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.
Assistance dog facilities
Assistance dog exercise facilities
Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the museum and outdoor spaces
Other assistance dog facilities
Café staff are happy to offer a bowl of water on request to assistance dogs
The venue says it has...
- Audio Described
- Accessible Format
- Carer Discount
- Dedicated Seating
- Disabled Access
- IR Induction Loop
- Induction Loop
- Disabled Parking
- Access Statement
- Online Booking
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