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?

Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon, the 68 pounder, was 8 inches (203 mm), the same calibre as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!