two boys sat on a bench outside the museum in Leeds.

Community

inspired by The Royal Armouries is involved in a number of projects aimed at engaging with the local and wider communities who may be affected by issues related to our collection or who have been Inspired by… our collection or its history.

If you thought that the Royal Armouries was just about swords, guns and armour in display cases, think again!

Did you know?

Stainless Steel

Harry Brearley, chief metallurgist, of Thomas Firth & Sons of Sheffield, England, discovers martensitic chromium stainless steel in 1913 while seeking a corrosion-resistant alloy for gun barrels for the British Government.