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?

The first modern rifle

The French 1886 8mm Lebel rifle was the first modern rifle: it had a small bore and used smokeless powder in place of the older "gunpowder".

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.