Research Staff

The Royal Armouries museum has a team of dedicated and talented research staff. Their knowledge is wide and varied, with many coming to the field of arms and armour after following other careers.

Within the team we have curators, conservators, scientists and researchers, based throughout our three sites.

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.

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