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Guide to collection online

A  belt of ammunition being guided into Vickers-Maxim machine gun

We hope you find using the new Royal Armouries Collection online simple and enjoyable.

A full guide is provided below, but here are some basic instructions to get you started.

  • Type your search term(s) in the search box and press enter.
  • Put phrases or sentences inside quotation marks, – for example "elephant armour".
  • Use the filters and keyword search to narrow down your search results and find what you're looking for.

Guide to searching the Collection