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Learning for All

We never stop learning, which is why the Royal Armouries website is a great place to visit for young and old alike. You can discover more about the collection and the subject of arms and armour online.

We also offer a range of sessions for the adult general public who are interested in deepening their understanding of an area of the collections or the subject of an exhibition.

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!