Tower of London

The Royal Armouries library and archive is open by prior appointment:

Monday to Friday
10am – 12 noon
2pm – 4pm

The library at the Tower contains material on the history of the Tower of London and its institutions, including the Board of Ordnance, The prison, the Mint, the Public Record Office, and the Menagerie.

To arrange an appointment:
Tel: 020 3166 6662
Fax: 020 3166 6678

Did you know?

Palmerston's Follies

Fort Nelson is one of the ‘Palmerston Forts’, commissioned in the 1860s by Lord Palmerston, who feared a French attack. By the time they were completed, however, any threat from France disappeared. The forts gained the nickname ‘Palmerston’s follies’.