War gallery header showing men-at-arms in the War gallery


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.

To get information about each of our museums simply choose your intended museum location from the list below.

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.

Did you know?

Too hot to handle

Before the Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum revolver, the most powerful handgun in the world was the Mars pistol. It was so powerful that, during testing in 1906, the Royal Navy vowed never to fire it again.