Tower of London

The Royal Armouries library and archive is open by prior appointment:

Monday to Friday
10am – 12 noon
2pm – 4pm

The library at the Tower contains material on the history of the Tower of London and its institutions, including the Board of Ordnance, The prison, the Mint, the Public Record Office, and the Menagerie.

To arrange an appointment:
Tel: 020 3166 6662
Fax: 020 3166 6678

Did you know?

No rust for the wicked

Wrought iron does not rust as quickly as cast iron. At Fort Nelson the ‘Boxted Bombard’ – a large medieval cannon made of wrought iron – is still in good condition despite being left outdoors and unprotected for hundreds of years.