Royal Armouries at HM Tower of London

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HM Tower of London
City of London

    • Phone: 020 3166 6660

    The Royal Armouries is located in the White Tower, the central keep of the Tower of London, which is its historical home. The Armouries is one of the ancient institutions of the Tower of London. Its origins may be traced back to the working armoury of the medieval kings of England. The first recorded paying visitor to the Armouries was in 1545 when a visiting foreign dignitary viewed the personal armoury of Henry VIII in the White Tower. The Restoration of Charles II in 1660 saw the establishment of two permanent public displays: the Line of Kings and the Spanish Armoury. All these displays can still be seen in the White Tower, along with more modern weapons and armours. Our latest exhibit is Hands on History which is a series of interactive displays on the top floor of the White Tower.

    Further information

    Opening Hours:

    Summer (Mar – Oct) Sun & Mon: 10am – 5pm Tue to Sat: 9am – 5pm Last admission 4pm Winter (Nov – Feb) Sun & Mon: 10am – 4pm Tue to Sat : 9am – 4pm Last admission 4pm Closed 24, 25 and 26 December


    Admission to the Royal Armouries in the White Tower is free, however, a ticket must be purchsed for entry to the Tower of London.

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    Facilities and services


    • Education facilities available
    • Facilities for private functions and events
    • Library with public access
    • Meeting room available
    • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
    • Research facilities for academics
    • Shop
    • Study facilities
    • Toilets for disabled
    • Wheelchair access to some public areas


    • Academic publications and resources available
    • Activities for pre-school children
    • Adult lectures and courses held
    • Braille information and/or interpretation
    • Direct teaching services for schools
    • Events and resources for children and families
    • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
    • General guide to collections available
    • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
    • Induction loops in lecture theatres
    • Large print information and/or interpretation
    • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
    • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
    • Primary school education service available
    • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
    • Public access available to collections information
    • Secondary school education service available
    • Specialist publications on collections available
    • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
    • Touch exhibits

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