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)

Latest opening information

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1. Curators talks

As some of the world’s leading experts in arms and armour, our curators can give talks on a wide range of arms and armour, and related topics.

2. Gallery Talks

A series of free sessions delivered by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable team take place in the galleries each day.

56 Events

1. Friday Lunchtime Lectures

The ‘Horned Helmet’ of Henry VIII by Graeme Rimer.

2. Friday Lunchtime Lectures

The ‘Horned Helmet’ of Henry VIII by Graeme Rimer.

3. Veterans Day Commemorations

A week of veterans commemorations.

4. Heritage Open Days

National Heritage Open days, free event.

5. Japanese Arms and Armour Seminar

Ian Bottomley, Curator Emeritus of Oriental arms and armour at the Royal Armouries, gives a fascinating insight into the traditions and techniques of Japanese armourers and swordsmiths.

6. Paranormal Programme: Ghost Talk

A ghostly talk including fort history and paranormal activity in the local area.

7. Paranormal Programme: Ghost Walk

A guided Ghost Walk around Fort Nelson.

8. Paranormal Programme: Ghost Walk

A guided Ghost Walk around Fort Nelson.

9. Paranormal Programme - Ghost Investigation

Take part in a Paranormal Investigation at Fort Nelson

10. Paranormal Programme - Ghost Investigation

Take part in a Paranormal Investigation at Fort Nelson

11. The Tudors

Warm away those winter blues and prepare yourself for a thrilling festival of Tudor treats!

12. Outlaws

Hands-up! Don’t miss this special event which brings you face to face with some of the most notorious characters in history.

13. Wellington Weekend

A special event dedicated to some of the most exciting stories from the great battle at Waterloo.

14. Towton Weekend

We commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Towton (1461) – the bloodiest battle of the War of the Roses.

15. Heritage Open Days

A chance to get behind the scenes and learn about the things that are not usually on display at the museum.

16. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

17. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

18. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

19. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

20. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

21. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

22. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

23. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

24. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

25. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

26. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

27. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the keeper of the Duchy of Lancaster’s Raven’s and meet Gabrielle the Raven whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

28. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

29. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabrielle the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

30. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabrielle the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

31. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabrielle the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

32. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabrielle the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

33. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

34. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabrielle the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

35. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabriel the Raven, who’s mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

36. The Queen's Raven Keeper

Join Igraine the Queen’s Raven Keeper and meet Gabrielle the Raven, whose mum and dad are Ravens at the Tower of London.

37. Ghostly Investigations at Fort Nelson

Take part in a Paranormal Investigation at Fort Nelson.

38. Ghostly Investigations at Fort Nelson

Take part in a Paranormal Investigation at Fort Nelson.

39. Ghostly Investigations at Fort Nelson

Take part in a Paranormal Investigation at Fort Nelson.

40. A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

Special evening event.

41. HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

Special weekend activities

42. Japanese Swords

Japanese Swords seminar.

43. LECTURE: HOW TO KILL A VAMPIRE

Discover the real story behind the mysterious vampire killing kits and explore the mythology of vampire slaying.

44. LECTURE: HOW TO KILL A VAMPIRE

Discover the real story behind the mysterious vampire killing kits and explore the mythology of vampire slaying.

45. LECTURE: HOW TO KILL A VAMPIRE

Discover the real story behind the mysterious vampire killing kits and explore the mythology of vampire slaying.

46. LECTURE: RICHARD III – THE VIOLENT DEATH OF THE KING IN THE CAR PARK

Join Bob Woosnam-Savage and learn in detail how his forensic investigations helped lead the archaeological team to the identification of the remains of Richard III.

47. LECTURE: TOURNAMENT: COMBAT AND CONTEST

Join Karen Watts, Senior Curator of Armour, for an informative and entertaining lecture about tournaments.

48. LECTURE: BUFFALO BILL AND THE WILD WEST

Emeritus Curator Graeme Rimer discusses the life and times of William F. Cody, better known as ‘Buffalo Bill’.

49. LECTURE: PEACE THROUGH SUPERIOR FIREPOWER

Join Jonathan Ferguson, Curator of Firearms, and find out which pieces of sci-fi weapons technology have made it into the real world, and which remain in the realm of fantasy.

50. LECTURE: THE IRAQI SUPERGUN AND DR BULL

Join Mark Murray-Flutter, Senior Curator of Firearms, to discover more about the infamous Iraqi ‘Super Gun’ and its capabilities.

51. LECTURE: JAPANESE GIFT ARMOUR

Join Thom Richardson to find out more about some of the oldest Japanese armours in the museum’s collection.

52. THE GREAT GUNS OF FORT NELSON

Explore the history of the Victorian heavy artillery which protected Portsmouth from invasion by Napoleon III. Includes a guided tour.

53. THE SUPERGUNS

Join Nick Hall as he reveals the stories behind the biggest guns ever made, from the medieval siege of Constantinople to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

54. CONSERVING THE GREAT GUNS

Join Matthew Hancock for a behind the scenes look at how Royal Armouries cares for the national collection of artillery.

55. TALK - Samuel Colt: the Yorkshire connection

Join Curator Emeritus Peter Smithurst to find out more about Samuel Colt and his connection with Yorkshire.

56. TALK - The violent death of King Richard III

Join curator Robert Woosnam-Savage to hear how historical and archaeological evidence uncovered the events leading to the death of Richard III.