The Royal Armouries welcomes visitors to the national collection of arms and armour. To ensure that all visitors enjoy their day, we request that the following regulations be adhered to. Any person who fails to comply with these regulations may be asked to leave our premises.
Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate adult at all times.
- Visitors are admitted to the museum subject to the condition that, if requested, they allow themselves to be searched by a member of the security staff.
Food and drink
No food or drink is to be consumed within the Galleries. Museum staff will be pleased to direct you to the various catering areas.
Photography and filming:
- The use of cameras (still and video) is permitted within the Galleries, providing the images are solely for personal/private use.
- Images are not to be used in any commercial endeavour.
- Images uploaded onto personal webpages may be allowed provided that the Royal Armouries museum is acknowledged.
- Use of flash photography is prohibited for conservation reasons.
- No tripods or photographic lighting is to be used.
- For copyright reasons, no photography (still or video) is permitted within the cinemas.
- Any persons wishing to take images, or make video/audio recordings for commercial use, or public distribution should inquire at the reception desk.
Weapons and offensive articles
- Weapons and offensive articles of any nature are NOT permitted to be brought into the museum.
- Any persons carrying weapons or offensive articles into the museum for examination must report immediately upon arrival to the reception desk.
No animals other than assistance animals, including Guide and/or Hearing dogs, are permitted in the museum.
- The use of mobile phones is permitted in the museum, however please respect other visitors.
- It is essential that visitors to the museum take care to safeguard their personal possessions.
- The museum is not liable for any loss or damage for personal items.
- In the event of an accident please report it immediately to a member of staff.
Alcohol, drugs and smoking
- The consumption of intoxicating liquors or beverages is permitted in authorised areas in accordance with the Control of Alcohol Act 1985.
- Intoxicating liquor is not permitted in any of the museum galleries.
- Any persons found to be in possession or under the influence of alcohol, or other intoxicating substance will be refused admission.
- Smoking is not permitted in any of the museums galleries, buildings or public areas. There are designated smoking areas.
The Royal Armouries will ensure that as many public areas of the museum as possible are open, however the museum reserves the right to close areas, and alter or cancel the programme of events, if necessary.