The Hall of Steel

The Hall of Steel is the architectural centerpiece of the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. This elegant steel and glass tower is unusual in that the double-glazed glass panels are fixed to an external stainless steel frame.

The displays on the stairwell consist mainly of 17th-century armour and 19th-century military equipment. There are over 2,500 items and they represent the largest mass display of arms and armour assembled since the 19th century.

The fashion for displaying arms and armour in geometrical patterns dates back to the late 17th century, when decorative displays were installed at the Tower of London, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court. The Hall of Steel display is based on those designs. *

The Hall of Steel

* Information from the Royal Armouries Souvenir guide book

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 27th 2019

12 Responses to “Royal Armouries Hall of Steel”

  1. Andrew Scott says:

    I still suspect you of visiting the International Space Station (or the Tardis). There is more to you than meets the eye.

  2. Ayush says:

    i find this very hi-fi, CP. at a glance, they hardly look like armour!

  3. Ginnie says:

    I can imagine how interesting this would be to see, Cherry.

    • CherryPie says:

      It is an interesting museum. I found some parts more interesting than others. The most modern gallery documenting street crime was quite unsettling.

  4. Astonishing photos. It took me a few seconds to work out what was going on; fabulous!

  5. The Yum List says:

    Wow, what an incredible space.

  6. Anca says:

    I love that display at the Royal Armouries, it’s iconic. I’m going to see it again this month, as I booked tickets for the Jousting event on Easter Monday. As you can imagine, I’m very excited to see that.