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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, and comprises the National Collection of Arms and Armour at Leeds and Tower of London, 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?

So good they named it twice

Armour commonly and mistakenly referred to as ‘chainmail’ should correctly be called MAIL, which is derived from the Old French word maille, meaning chain. So the word ‘chainmail’ actually means CHAIN CHAIN!