Carved wooden figures of 'Beer 'and 'Gin'. English 16th century. XVII.6 and XVII.5 - on display in the White Tower, HM Tower of London.


Loans of objects to and from the museum can be arranged through the Royal Armouries Registrar.

The Registrar can advise on the following areas:

The registrar also manages the administration of the collection’s objects.


Laura Walsh
Royal Armouries
Armouries Drive
LS10 1LT
Tel: +44 (0)113 220 1833
Fax: +44 (0)113 220 1831

  • Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects which are loaned from overseas to temporary public exhibitions in approved museums or galleries in the UK where conditions are met when the object

  • The Royal Armouries’ External Loans Policy which lays out the full conditions of loaning collection objects to external institutions.

Did you know?

Female archers

Bhutala Sri Vira Udaya Marthanda Varma, the ruler of Travancore, kept a corps of 300 female archers.