Royal Armouries

Visitors

Introduction

Admission Fees

Guidebooks

Francois Colsoni _Le Guide de Londres Pour Les Etrangers Dedié & Offert Aux Voyageurs Allemands & Francois

Francois Colsoni and The Foreigners’ Guide to…

typed title page from a guidebook of the Tower of London

John Newbery’s Historical Description and the Horse…

coloured engraving of a long hall displaying arms and armour

London Interiors a Grand National Exhibition of…

colour photo of a giant armour and a boy's armour

The Foreigner’s Guide and the Horse Armory,…

monochrome line drawing of a row of armoured figures on horseback with annotations

Thomas Allen on the New Horse Armoury…

Visitors

colour portrait of a man in a cravat in an oval frame

Benjamin Silliman’s Visit to the Horse Armoury

colour photo of a carved wooden head of Henry VIII

César de Saussure’s visit to the Horse…

Print of visitors looking at displays of armour

Gebhard Wendeborn’s visit to the Tower in…

colour photo of a giant armour and a boy's armour

John Macky on the Horse Armoury

monochrome engraving of a man in a long wig holding a map

Jouvin de Rochefort’s View of the Tower…

pen and ink sketch of a man in a fur hat

Lodewijk Huygens’ Visit to the Tower of…

coloured engraving of a man wearing a turban with a hookah

Mirza Itesa Modeen’s Visit to the Tower…

monochrome engraving of a man in a long wig above an inscription

Ned Ward’s Humorous Account of the Tower…

colour portrait of a man in a short wig in a wooden frame

Peter Oliver: an American Loyalist in exile…

a page of italic text from a letter

Samuel Molyneux’s Letter about his visit to…

colour portrait of a man sitting at a desk holding a book

William Hutton’s account of the Horse Armoury

White tower in 1547 - Lapper painting

William Schellinks at the Tower in 1661

The Line of Kings Exhibition


For several centuries, Tower of London visitors have enjoyed seeing the figures of armoured kings, displayed with life-sized wooden horses.

Visit the world’s longest-running visitor attraction.