British Redcoats launching an attack


In 2004 the Royal Armouries opened its newest museum thanks to a unique collaboration with the Frazier History Museum.

The Frazier History Museum is the first cultural arts institution in the world dedicated to telling the complete American story, including its British and European roots. It is also the first time a UK National Museum has opened a ‘branch’ in the USA.

Visitor Information

The Royal Armouries occupies the entire third floor of the Frazier History Museum. It presents the remarkable history of the British Isles, from 1066 to the early 1900s, through inspired narrative, state-of-the art audio visual and multi-media displays, dramatic life-sized tableaux and a collection of nearly 400 artefacts never previously displayed together.

For more directions and a map to the museum click on the Google map logo below.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm

Contact details

Tel: +1 502 753 5663


The Frasier History Museum do charge an entrance fee.

There is no additional charge for entry to the Royal Armouries galleries.

Details of holiday closures and admission prices at


Frazier History Museum
829 W Main St


From the North, South or East:

  • If you are travelling from Interstates 65 or 71, take Interstate 64 West as you come into downtown Louisville.
  • If you are travelling west on I-64, remain on it as you come into downtown Louisville . Get into the second lane from the right and take the Third Street/River Road (#5B) exit. This exit has two lanes and a traffic light at the bottom. Remain in the left lane of this exit and proceed straight at the light. Turn right onto Main Street. The Frazier History Museum is on the right hand (North) side of the street between Eighth Street and Ninth Street.

From the west:

  • If you are travelling on Interstate 64 East, get off at the Ninth Street (#4) exit. Get into the left lane, turn left onto Market Street, turn left again on Eighth Street, then left again onto Main Street. The Frazier History Museum is on the right hand (North) side of the street between Eighth Street and Ninth Street.

Bus Parking

  • Motor coach and bus drivers should ask Frazier History Museum greeters for a permit.
  • All vehicles must display a “Bus Parking Permit”.
  • After tour groups or students unload in front of the Frazier History Museum, vehicles may park free along the side of the Museum building on Ninth Street. These spaces have been made available courtesy of Louisville Metro. This is not Frazier History Museum property; therefore, these spaces are shared with others and availability cannot be guaranteed.

Car Parking

  • The Frazier History Museum has several convenient parking options. Perhaps the most convenient is the parking lot located next to the Museum on Ninth Street.
  • Parking is $4 in this lot.
  • There are also parking meters around the Museum’s main entrance, as well as a city-owned parking garage located behind the Louisville Slugger Museum on Eighth Street.



Stunt Riding Show

An action-packed display of skill-at-arms and crazy trick-riding by the master’s of excitement, Atkinson Action Horses.


29 March 2013

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