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Purpose and vision


The ultimate purpose of the Royal Armouries is:

To excite and educate the public about arms and armour and their impact on the people, history and cultures of Britain and the world from ancient times to the present day.


Our vision is that the Royal Armouries will enjoy:

Public and professional recognition as one of the world’s greatest collections of arms and armour, enjoyed and studied by increasing numbers, and as the leader in this field in research, curation, and public engagement.

Corporate plan

Corporate Plan 2014-19

Major strategies

Research Strategy

Annual report

We publish a short summary of what we have achieved in our annual accounts.