Exhibitions

Explore the Royal Armouries exhibitions. These exhibitions compliment our collections as well as challenge many pre-conceived ideas, overall their aim is to educate and entertain.

Some of our exhibitions are large and occupy a distinct exhibition area, others may be smaller and form part of a current gallery or display.

You can experience both exhibitions past and present here.

Did you know?

The first modern rifle

The French 1886 8mm Lebel rifle was the first modern rifle, using smokeless powder in place of the older "gunpowder" and having a small bore.