Research staff

Collections Department Staff

The Royal Armouries has a team of dedicated and talented collections 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, researchers, registrars, technicians, and documentation officers, based throughout our three sites.

Did you know?

Finest Sheffield steel

The Royal Armouries holds one of the finest pairs of Colt 1861 navy revolvers in the world: both in mint, unfired condition. They were originally presented to Mark Firth, the Sheffield steelmaker who supplied Samuel Colt with steel.

Specialist enquiries

Got Excalibur in the loft or "that arrow" from the Battle of Hastings above the fireplace?

Contact our experts to find out if you've got a historical gem or a car boot sale classic.