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?

Going off half-cocked

Many older guns have a form of safety that prevents the gun from being fired when the hammer is pulled halfway back. Sometimes a fault develops which allows the gun to fire when the hammer is in the half-cocked position, before a proper aim can be taken.