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Royal Armouries LeedsThe Royal Armouries Museum has a huge establishment in Leeds, where over 8,500 objects related to arms and armour are displayed in five themed galleries. Examine the development of weapons and the art of warfare in the War Gallery: start with the great civilisations of antiquity, go through medieval times, and end at World War II and modern warfare. Find out why the introduction of firearms led to the disappearance of heavy armour. Learn more about the changes in the military-industrial complex, brought on by the Industrial Revolution. The War Gallery also contains the..
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.. Peace Gallery. Expand your vocabulary in the Tournament Gallery, which takes you back to times of knights' contests. Follow the knight's armour as it went from links of ring mail to full-blown metal suits. Step into the Oriental Gallery and be absorbed in Asian history, with its several distinct cultures; ranging from Turkey to China and Southeast Asia. The Self Defence Gallery shows you what life was like in a society without a centralized police force; people had to protect themselves and their interests by any means. Finally, the Hunting Gallery gives you a glimpse of the history of hunting, and you can see beautifully decorated hunting weapons here.