a man consults a fragile book in the library.

Learning for All

We never stop learning, which is why the Royal Armouries website is a great place to visit for young and old alike. You can discover more about the collection and the subject of arms and armour online.

We also offer a range of sessions for the adult general public who are interested in deepening their understanding of an area of the collections or the subject of an exhibition.

Did you know?

A flash in the pan

This expression originates with the misfire of a flintlock or similar gun. The powder in the pan was supposed to ignite the main charge in the barrel. Sometimes only the powder in the pan flashed without firing the main charge.