Conservation on Three Sites
The museum collection comprises of approx. 70,000 objects covering a complete range of arms, armour and related material:
More important to the conservator however are the materials from which those objects are made. The materials we encounter are as diverse as they can possibly be:
- almost all known metals
- feathers, bone, ivory and other animal products
- modern materials such as plastics and rubber.
The main conservation laboratory is in Leeds but the Royal Armouries also has conservation teams at the Tower of London and Fort Nelson. Each conservator has a different specialist area that enables a wide range of care for the collection.