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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?

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.