Research Staff

The Royal Armouries museum has a team of dedicated and talented research staff. Their knowledge is wide and varied, with many coming to the field of arms and armour after following other careers.

Within the team we have curators, conservators, scientists and researchers, based throughout our three sites.

Did you know?

First commercial steel melting

Benjamin Huntsman of Sheffield is widely credited with the first commercial melting of steel in around 1740, using his crucible process. However, the melting of steel had long been practiced in central Asia and India and was known as Damascus steel.

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