Royal Armouries Museums

There is always lots to see and do at the Royal Armouries.
Our museums are open every day and admission is free!

Opening times

10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

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1. Hands on history seminars

This series of seminars will give you an opportunity to experience first hand some of the finest objects from the Royal Armouries great collections.

2. Curators talks

As some of the world’s leading experts in arms and armour, our curators can give talks on a wide range of arms and armour, and related topics.

27 Events

1. Japanese Arms and Armour Seminar

Ian Bottomley, Curator Emeritus of Oriental arms and armour at the Royal Armouries, gives a fascinating insight into the traditions and techniques of Japanese armourers and swordsmiths.

2. Firearms of the American Civil War Seminar

Learn about the development of small-arms in the United States during the first part of the 19th century.

3. Flashman Seminar

As a tribute to the author, George MacDonald Fraser, who died earlier this year, this seminar follows the career of Sir Harry Flashman VC.

4. Pistols and Revolvers Seminar

This seminar, led by Stuart Taylor, of the Historical Breechloading Small Arms Association.

5. On A Knife Edge: the ethics of weapons display

A seminar discussing the ethics of displaying weapons.

6. Hands-on Seminar: Wellington's Army

A two day seminar which is part of the Museum’s weekend of events associated with the Napoleonic Wars.

7. Weapons of the World Wars

See and handle weapons from world war one and two.

8. Police Firearms and Restraints

Get up close to real objects illustrating the development of police equipment in the UK over the last 200 years.

9. English Civil War Seminar

Learn about the realities of the English Civil Wars in Yorkshire, focusing on the Battle of Marston Moor. Also handle objects from the Popham armoury from Littlecote House.

10. Now That’s Something You Don’t See Everyday!

Come and take a closer look at some of the rare, curious and simply oddball weapons in the Royal Armouries’ collections, many of which have never been on public display.

11. WEAPONS CURIOSA

Come and find out about some of the most famous and unusual examples of the weapon smith’s art!

12. DUELLING WEAPONS

An introduction to the art and social history of duelling and a closer look at the duellist’s weapons of choice and their origins.

13. INDIAN SWORDS

Explore the diversity of Indian swords from the talwar to the firanghi, the katar to the khanjar.

14. Japanese Swords

Japanese Swords seminar.

15. Fakes, Forgeries & Replicas

Arms and armour made to deceive, dupe and enjoy!

16. Ahlspeiss to Zahgnal

An introduction to staff weapons from East and West.

17. Toxophily: Archery from Europe and Asia Seminar

An introduction to the art of the archer in Europe, and an overview of archery in Asia.

18. Tudor Arms Seminar

A special selection of objects has been chosen for an exclusive handling session.

19. YOU DON’T SEE ONE OF THESE EVERY DAY!

The world of arms and armour is awash with rarities, this is your chance to handle unique items from the Royal Armouries collections.

20. SEMINAR - BATTLE OF TOWTON, 1461

Find out how the bloodiest battle of the War of the Roses unfolded and handle contemporary pieces from the Royal Armouries collections.

21. SEMINAR - BATTLE OF TOWTON, 1461

Find out how the bloodiest battle of the War of the Roses unfolded and handle contemporary pieces from the Royal Armouries collections.

22. GAME JAM

A unique opportunity to meet with leading games industry professionals, who will provide an insight into aspects of their work and advise on how to make a career in this dynamic and challenging world.

23. SEMINAR: ARMS AND ARMOUR OF THE WARS OF THE THREE KINGDOMS

A special all-day seminar on English Civil War including lectures on arms and armour of the seventeenth century, collections handling session and guided tours of the museum’s galleries.

24. SEMINAR - PIRACY AND CONFLICT

Explore the weapons used by pirates through history with curator of Firearms, Jonathan Ferguson.

25. SEMINAR: WEAPONS AND THE MOVIES

Handle historic objects from our collection and weapons made by movie special effects team, WETA Workshop.

26. SEMINAR: WAR GAMING

Join our curators to handle a selection of real firearms and swords featured in classic and more recent games.

27. SEMINAR: GANGSTERS' PARADISE

Bank robbers, smugglers, public enemies and police corruption, discover the real weapons of criminals.