Tower of London

The Royal Armouries library and archive is open by prior appointment
Monday to Friday
10am – 12 noon
2pm – 4pm

The library at the Tower collects material on the history of the Tower of London and its institutions, including the Board of Ordnance, The Tower as State Prison, Mint, Public Record Office and Menagerie.

To arrange an appointment:
Tel: 020 3166 6662
Fax: 020 3166 6678
Email: bridget.clifford@armouries.org.uk

Did you know?

Thunder birds are go!

Artillery pieces before about 1700 were often classified by names. A rare type of very big gun was known as a basilisk, a more common long powerful gun was known as a culverin while smaller versions were named after birds of prey such as saker and falcon.