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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?

First commercial steel melting

Benjamin Huntsman of Sheffield is widely credited with the first commercial melting of steel in around 1740, using his crucible process. However, the melting of steel had long been practiced in central Asia and India and was known as Damascus steel.