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Image and media licensing

Our image library contains over 20,000 images of arms, armour, and artillery dating from ancient times to the present day, and we offer a range of high quality digital images, films, and sound, suitable for reproduction to illustrate your film and TV productions, publications, websites, DVDs and games.

Contact us

Jacob Bishop
Image Library
Royal Armouries Museum
LS10 1LT
+44 (0) 113 220 1981

Our collection

Visit our collection online to see royal armours of the Tudor and Stuart kings; arms and armour from the English Civil War; British and other countries’ military weapons from the Board of Ordnance and Pattern Room collections; hunting and sporting weapons; as well as non-European arms and armour.

Tower of London

We have a special collection of images relating to the historic buildings of the Tower of London, drawn from antique prints and drawings, paintings, early photographs, stereoscopes and lanternslides.

Licensing & rights

We offer a fast and efficient rights clearance service. Licenses are calculated using four categories:

New photography

We can undertake the commissioning of bespoke photography for your particular project, large or small. We also offer digitization of rare archive and library material. ‘Legacy’ images from glass plate, colour transparency, and black and white negative stocks can be digitised on request.

Ongoing photography of our collection allows us to offer an increasing range of new imagery and digital content.

Film and video game consultancy

We offer a wide range of services for video game and film production companies, from independent projects to Hollywood blockbusters.

Brand licensing

Find out more about becoming one of our Brand Licensing Partners. We are open to a wide variety of product ideas and would work closely with you and provide support in all areas: from product concept and development to marketing and distribution opportunities.