Royal Armouries Museums

There is always lots to see and do at the Royal Armouries.
Our museums are open every day and admission is free!

Opening times

10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

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1. Self-Led Visits

Our museum is an ideal site for exploring topics in History, Art and Design, English and Local History. There is no single route through its galleries giving you the freedom to plan your groups’ activities.

2. Key Stage 3 - First World War: Trench Warfare

Discover the hardships suffered by Tommies fighting on the Western Front by examining images and objects from Royal Armouries’ collection.

3. Learn

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new education programmes for KS2 and KS3 pupils at both Fort Nelson and Leeds.

4. Buff coats and Baldricks

Information about buff-coats and baldricks suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

5. English Civil Wars Muskets

Information about muskets suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

6. Harquebusier armour

Information about harquebusier armour suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

7. Cuirassier armour

Information about cuirassier armour suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

8. Swords of the English Civil Wars

Information about Swords of the English Civil Wars suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

9. Pikemen's armour

Information about Pikemen in the English Civil Wars; suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

10. Teachers notes: Littlecote House

Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

11. Task 1: Exploration of Littlecote House

Task 1: Exploration of Littlecote House.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

12. Task 2: Inside Littlecote House

Task 2: Exploration of Littlecote House.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

13. Task 3 Popham portrait

Task 3: Popham portrait.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

14. Task 4 Change over time

Task 4: Change over time.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

15. Curriculum links: Littlecote House

Curriculum links: Exploration of Littlecote House.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

16. Resources: Exploration of Littlecote House

Resources: Exploration of Littlecote House.
Teachers notes to accompany the Royal Armouries English Civil War module on Littlecote House.

17. Online Learning

This area presents various activities for use online by learners of all ages.

18. Teachers Resources: Explore Littlecote House

Resources for teachers for use in the classroom along with the Explore Littlecote House interactive module, includes classroom tasks, teachers notes, links to further information, and resources for download.

19. Explore Littlecote House (without Flash)

Study the English Civil War through exploring Littlecote House. This section does not use Adobe Flash®.

20. Carbines and blunderbusses

Information about flintlock carbines suitable for KS3 History: English Civil Wars.

21. Leeds Education

Information for teachers and others planning a group educational visit to the Royal Armouries in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

22. Fort Nelson Education

Information for those planning a education group visit to the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson.

23. Booking a Visit

Booking information for those planning an education group visit to the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson.

24. Self-led visits

Our museum is an ideal site for exploring topics in History, Art and Design, English and Local History. There is no set route through the galleries, giving you the freedom to explore the topics and periods that are most relevant to your group.

25. Key Stage 2 - Tudors: Tournament

The Royal Armouries Museum is the perfect place to discover the world of Tudor King Henry VIII and his love of sport and tournament. Pupils can get up close to his personal armours, try on armour and handle weapons from the collection.

26. Education Health and Safety Packs

Health and Safety information for education groups visiting the Royal Armouries, including the museum’s Risk Assessment.

27. Workshops

Education workshops in our dedicated learning centre and in the museum galleries designed to provide a hands-on experience and give a unique insight into some of the key chapters in Britain’s colourful history.

28. Loan Boxes

Take objects from our famous national collection into your classroom with our new Loans Box service.

29. Goody Bags

Royal Armouries provides a Goody Bag service for visiting schools to maximise your time in the museum.

30. Workshops

Education workshops in our dedicated learning centre and throughout Fort Nelson are designed to provide a hands-on experience and give a unique insight into some of the key chapters in Britain’s colourful history.

31. Key stage 1 - Significant People: Florence Nightingale

Meet Florence Nightingale and learn why she was so important to Hampshire and Fort Nelson.

32. Key Stage 2 - Victorians: Spies like us

Become a French Secret Agent and spy on Jack the Navvy to find out who lived at Fort Nelson during Victorian times and why the Fort was built.

33. Key Stage 2 - Second World War: Spies like us

Go undercover to find out how Fort Nelson protected the south coast during the Blitz and the Black Out!

34. Key Stage 2 - Forces in Action: Catapults and Trebuchets

Experience forces in action at close quarters by building and firing a medieval siege engine

35. Key Stage 3 - Forces in Action: Simple Siege Machines

Experience forces in action at close quarters by building and firing a medieval siege engine.

36. Key Stage 3 - First World War: Study Day

Follow the experiences of a ‘Tommy’ from his training at Fort Nelson to the trenches of the Front Line.

37. Goody Bags

Royal Armouries provides a Goody Bag service for visiting schools to maximise your time in the museum.

13 Events

1. On A Knife Edge: the ethics of weapons display

A seminar discussing the ethics of displaying weapons.

2. Easter Eggs with Bite!

Guerrilla Artists: Creative family art workshops. Inspired by the Museum’s collection.

3. La Danse Macabre

Guerrilla Artists: Creative family art workshops. Inspired by the Museum’s collection.

4. Kites and Kingdoms

Guerrilla Artists: Creative family art workshops. Inspired by the Museum’s collection.

5. Never mind the Pollock’s

Guerrilla Artists: Creative family art workshops. Inspired by the Museum’s collection.

6. Capital Science lecture at the Tower of London

A lecture at the Tower of London about Royal Society Fellows linked to the Tower of London.

7. Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to printing

90 minute adult art workshop programme will introduce you a variety of inspiring and creative classes. Led by our specialised tutor, these workshops are small, friendly and relaxed. All materials provided.

8. Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to felt making

90 minute adult art workshop programme will introduce you a variety of inspiring and creative classes. Led by our specialised tutor, these workshops are small, friendly and relaxed. All materials provided.

9. History Talks - Yorkshire Traitors?

These introductory sessions give an overview of some of the significant events in the Tudor period, followed by a chance to handle some of our original and replica objects.

10. History Talks - Yorkshire Traitors?

These introductory sessions give an overview of some of the significant events in the Tudor period, followed by a chance to handle some of our original and replica objects.

11. History Talks - The Queen's Alchemist!

These introductory sessions give an overview of some of the significant events in the Tudor period, followed by a chance to handle some of our original and replica objects.

12. History Talks - The Queen's Alchemist!

These introductory sessions give an overview of some of the significant events in the Tudor period, followed by a chance to handle some of our original and replica objects.

13. Working Together

One-day MLA, ITT event for museum and archive education professionals.


7 Press Releases

1. Royal Armouries fire up online learning

Royal Armouries harness the latest technology to boost learning as part of its inspirational, online, interactive and educational programmes.

2. Engineering more careers for women!

The Royal Armouries (RA) is co-ordinating two events aimed at inspiring teenagers to pursue careers in science and engineering next month (November) at the Tower of London.

3. Science on timetable at Fort Nelson

The Royal Armouries (RA) has secured a £3,000 grant to help put science on the timetable at historic Fort Nelson.

4. Royal Armouries Museum to host one-day event for museum and archive education professionals

A one-day event on May 6 for museum and archive education professionals. Led by speakers from three different ITT providers, the free event also examines the ways in which ITT Institutions and museums and archives have worked together.

5. History comes to life in education partnership!

From The Battle of the Somme to the challenges faced by Elizabeth I as she donned her famous Armada dress – film students have helped make history come alive as one of the highlights of a highly successful Royal Armouries’ education partnership.

6. Brand new education sessions launched at the Royal Armouries, Leeds

The Royal Armouries in Leeds launches a new hands-on, interactive schools programme today (September 28), building on the Sandford Award winning sessions of previous years.

7. From I Spy to iPods – History goes high tech at Fort Nelson

The Royal Armouries today launches its brand new state-of-the-art education facilities at Fort Nelson – using the latest interactive technology to make history come alive for Hampshire primary schoolchildren.