Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s National Museum of Arms and Armour, including artillery. As a museum they have a duty of care for these objects, to keep them, study them and increase their knowledge of them, so that this can be passed to future generations along with the objects themselves.
National Museum of Arms and Armour. The Royal Armouries is a highly regarded publisher of arms and armour titles with worldwide distribution. Regular academic publications include Arms & Armour: Journal of the Royal Armouries published in association with Maney’s and their monograph series, recent titles include The Italian Vetterli System; Henry VIII: Arms and the Man and Littlecote: The English Civil War Armoury. In addition their are delighted to announce the launch of thier new education programmes for KS2 and KS3 pupils at both Fort Nelson and Leeds.
TOWER OF LONDON
Royal Armouries is located in the White Tower, the central keep of the Tower of London, which is also its historical home.
Free admission to Royal Armouries
At the museum in Leeds there are over 8,500 objects on display in five galleries: War, Tournament, Oriental, Self-defence, and Hunting.
This imposing Victorian fort is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – The Big Guns. Fort Nelson is an historic monument, restored to how it would have been in the 1890s. Visitors can access most areas of the fortifications and see how the Fort would have operated.