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?

A flash in the pan

This expression originates with the misfire of a flintlock or similar gun. The powder in the pan was supposed to ignite the main charge in the barrel. Sometimes only the powder in the pan flashed without firing the main charge.