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Royal Armouries Museum

Royal Armouries Museum

The Royal Armouries is one of the biggest conference and events venues in the North of England, having capacity for 1,500 guests. With a fantastic location on the modern waterfront development close to Leeds city centre and the chance to hold your event among the exhibits, this is a popular venue for weddings and celebrations, and for business meetings and events of all kinds.

The biggest of the 11 event spaces is New Dock Hall with room for 1,500 people for a drinks reception, 1,200 theatre style and 1,000 for a gala dinner. This pillar free blank canvas has a loading bay, cloakroom, and green rooms. The Royal Armouries Hall has capacity for receptions for 1,000 guests, conferences for 500 and banquets for 700; it can be divided into three smaller spaces and again, has a loading bay.

The Wellington Suite has amazing views of the docks and holds 220 for cocktails, 200 theatre style and 144 dining. The self-contained Bury Theatre and Cinema of War have fixed tiered seating for 186 and 117 respectively, and The News Room seats 130 in part tiered seating.

Why not hold your event among the impressive collections? The War Gallery holds 400 for drinks, 120 dining and 70 in theatre style, The Oriental Gallery 300, 80 and 100 in the same set ups, and The Tournament Gallery accommodates 200 standing and 60 dining. The Tower Gallery and The Hunting Gallery both hold up to 100 people.

There’s a choice of delegate packages, free wifi, state-of-the-art AV equipment and a technician, menus to suit all events and dedicated events managers. The New Dock development has a car park and hotel, and Leeds station is only 2 miles away.

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Venue Royal Armouries Museum
Capacity 1,500 guests
Address Armouries Drive
West Yorkshire
LS10 1LT
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Function Rooms & Event Spaces (8)

New Dock Hall - Royal Armouries Museum

New Dock Hall

  • Max Capacity: 1500
  • Dimensions: L:42.40m x W:29.70m x H:5.80m
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    Adjacent to the Royal Armouries Museum, NEW DOCK hall has a contemporary minimalist feel providing you with the perfect blank canvas to create your event. Our largest event space and Leeds’s largest banqueting and exhibition venue – NEW DOCK hall – is unrestricted by pillars, giving limitless scope for your presentations and creative ideas and so is ideal for anything from conferences and exhibitions to gala dinners, impressive product launches and meetings.

    Situated on the ground floor this space is fully serviced, flexible and adaptable in its own right or can be used in combination with rooms at the Royal Armouries Museum as part of larger scale events.

    Bar facilities are available and there is a dedicated kitchen next to the hall providing immediate quality service for guests to indulge in your menu choice, whether buffet style or full banquet service.

    On site there is a 24 hour fully manned multi-storey car park for 1,650 vehicles and 850 Hotel bedrooms within 5 minutes’ walk.


    • Reception: 1500
    • Theatre: 1200
    • Banqueting: 1000
    • Dinner & Dance: 1000
    • Cabaret: 750
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Royal Armouries Hall - Royal Armouries Museum

Royal Armouries Hall

  • Max Capacity: 1000
  • Dimensions: L:36.00m x W:24.60m x H:2.60m
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    The Royal Armouries Hall is ideal for a conference from 150 to 500 guests. This remarkable room offers theatre style or cabaret seating and has the added advantage of being able to divide into three sections.
    Staging can be placed in two main areas within the room together with the data projection facility, surround sound, lighting system and an ISDN option. The main hall is ideal for high-profile presentations, lectures and product launches.
    The bar and kitchen areas are located at the back of the hall providing easy access for guests to enjoy a drink at the bar or indulge in your menu choice whether buffet style or full banquet service.
    Armouries Hall C can be used in conjunction with A & B as one conference room or divided into 3 separate rooms.
    The dividers create a sound proof wall allowing 3 separate events to take place at the same time.


    • Reception: 1000
    • Theatre: 450
    • Banqueting: 700
    • Dinner & Dance: 640
    • Cabaret: 350
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War Gallery - Royal Armouries Museum

War Gallery

  • Max Capacity: 400
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    A popular venue for creating themed evenings where your guests can enjoy an exciting display of dramatic interpretations and live actions events.
    Experience a gallery dinner like no other with authentic extracts from the 95th Rifles regiment which formed the basis of the hit TV series ‘Sharpe’s Rifle’.
    Or alternatively tempt your guests with a 1930s ‘Charleston’ dinner party where indulging in a range of fine wines and foods was very much an important part of a decadent lifestyle.
    In stark contrast you might want to consider a French account of a very English ‘Battle of Hastings’ where a Norman warrior recalls the famous battle of 1066.
    With over 30 different themes specifically designed for the War Gallery to choose from there is no shortage of distinctive banqueting and private dining options.


    • Reception: 400
    • Theatre: 70
    • Banqueting: 160
    • Dinner & Dance: 160
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Bury Theatre - Royal Armouries Museum

Bury Theatre

  • Max Capacity: 250
  • Dimensions: L:13.00m x W:16.00m x H:2.90m
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    The Bury Lecture Theatre is a purpose built, self-contained, air-conditioned lecture theatre on two tiers.

    This stylish facility can acommodate from 70 to 250 delegates in comfortable, cinema style seating.

    Its gently sloping floors provide excellent sight lines to the fixed stage,
    together with its data projection facility, in-house sound and lighting systems.

    WIFI connectivity makes the Bury Lecture Theatre an ideal venue plenary sessions, high-profile presentations, lectures and product launches.

    The Bury Theatre is also linked to the Royal Armouries Hall so delegates can head straight towards lunch from their conference. Alternatively for smaller conferences delegate can make use of the naturally lit Wellington Suite over looking the waterfront surroundings.


    • Theatre: 250
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The Wellington suite - Royal Armouries Museum

The Wellington suite

  • Max Capacity: 200
  • Dimensions: L:24.50m x W:9.00m x H:2.45m
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    The Wellington suite is a popular venue for conferences, luncheons, business breakfast meetings, intimate banquets and Christmas parties.

    This Suite can be used as a reception area where its light, airy space over looks Clarence Dock and offers an ideal venue for displays and exhibitions, giving delegates ample opportunity to network
    with speakers and/or exhibitors.

    The Welllington suite seats from 60 guests and up to 200 delegates theatre style, up to 168 guests for luncheons or up to 144 guests for dinner and dancing. It is also ideal for conferences, workshops and team building from 60-100 delegates. The Prime Minister held his cabinet meeting here in 2009.

    Bury Theatre & Wellington Combination
    In conjunction with the Bury Theatre, this elegant suite provides the ideal environment for an informal buffet or a stylish lunch.


    • Theatre: 200
    • Banqueting: 168
    • Dinner & Dance: 144
    • Cabaret: 100
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Cinema of War

  • Max Capacity: 100
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    This multi-purpose venue provides the perfect backdrop for audio-visual displays and presentations which can include video and film from 60 to 100 guests. This room offers privacy and is self contained…It is located on the 2nd floor in the War Gallery where outside the cinema area your guests can enjoy the museum's collection of arms and armour.

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Chruchill Suite

  • Max Capacity: 60
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    This room offers facilities for board meetings to seminars for up to 60 delegates and includes its own integral bar which can be curtained off if not required. It is located close to the front entrance of the armouries for easy access but at the same time offers a private space for your event. On most occasions the room is also ideally placed for pre-registration of delegates before they enter an exhibition or conference in the Royal Armouries Hall.

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The Tower Gallery - Royal Armouries Museum

The Tower Gallery

  • Max Capacity: 60
  • Dimensions: L:10.00m x W:9.00m x H:2.45m
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    The Tower Gallery makes for an ideal conference and seminar room and can accommodate between 30 and 60 people.

    The room can be equipped with a data projector and screen, white board and pens. The meeting room benefits from ample natural daylight and has north facing views across the city of Leeds.


    • Theatre: 60
    • Banqueting: 50
    • Cabaret: 40
    • Classroom: 30
    • U-Shape: 25
    • Boardroom: 30
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Venue Features (13)

  • AV Equipment
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Parking
  • Self Catering Allowed
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access