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The Royal Armouries is Britain’s national museum of arms and armour, and one of the most important museums of its type in the world. It is one of the largest collections of historic arms and armour, comprising the National Collection of Arms and Armour at Leeds, National Artillery Collection at Fort Nelson, and National Firearms Collection. It is also the Keeper of the Tower of London history.

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Entry to Fort Nelson and Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is FREE.

An admission fee is payable for entry to the Tower of London site but there is no additional charge for entry to the White Tower.

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INDIAN ARMS AND ARMOUR: PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL AND MYTHOLOGICAL

This special seminar, with Natasha Bennett, Acting Curator (Oriental Collections), will allow delegates to admire and examine weaponry and armour from India at close quarters.

27 February 2016

Leeds

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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 is supposed to ignite the main charge in the barrel. Sometimes only the powder in the pan flashed without firing the main charge.