Royal Armouries Museum

Create an attractive destination

Create an attractive destination.

The museum has the potential to become one of the world’s most exciting museums through a compelling and relevant narrative on world and British history offered through the lens of arms and armour. 

 

Group ginger working with ARUP are helping to establish a long-term plan for the future of the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds with the aim of transforming the museum into a sustainable and forward-thinking institution that encourages exploration, fascination and pleasure.

 

The study identifies ways for the museum to become the focus for learning, study and research of arms and armour; to earn recognition as an internationally important destination which is attractive to diverse audiences. The preparation of a masterplan rationalises the development potential of the museum’s estate and assets to ensure the museum has a sustainable future which provides an environment for the encouragement of learning and appreciation of the collection in an exemplary modern museum environment.

 

Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (Arup) and Group Ginger have been appointed by the Royal Armouries Museum (RAM) to undertake an assessment of the development potential of their Leeds estate. This study is in support of RAM’s emerging Royal Armouries Masterplan (RAMP) which will set out a long-term plan for the future of the Museum.

 

The work prepared identifies a number of alternative options for how the site could be redeveloped to enable Royal Armouries Museum to identify a preferred development strategy which achieves its cultural, economic, social and environmental aims;

 

Cultural,

1) To become one of the world’s most exciting museums through a compelling and relevant narrative on world and British history offered through the lens of arms and armour.

2) To become the focus for learning, study and research of arms and armour nationally and internationally, on site and online

Economic

1) To earn recognition as an internationally important destination

2) To rationalise and exploit the development potential of the museum’s whole estate through masterplan activity and beyond with the primary goal of ensuring the museum has a long and sustainable future.

3) From the way we plan our projects to the facilities and spaces we provide, to support fundraising in all that we do.

Social

1) To ensure that the museum as a whole, including our presence online, provides a convivial environment for the encouragement of learning and appreciation of our collection by our visitors and staff.

Environmental

1) To become an exemplar of modern, forward thinking environmentally sustainable museum design.