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Royal Armouries copyright

The copyright in content created by or on behalf of the museum is owned by the Royal Armouries.

You may make non-commercial use of this content with only a few exceptions provided that you adhere to the terms and conditions set out in our licence, non-commercial use licence (pdf, 74 KB). Charges may apply for the supply of images etc.

A licence is also available for the commercial use of this content, commercial use licence (pdf, 84 KB). Commercial use is broadly defined as any activity which promotes a business or other commercial activity. Charges and licence fees will apply. You must contact our licensing team before using any of our content for commercial purposes,

For further information see our policy on the licensing of Royal Armouries content (pdf, 93 KB).

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Creative Commons and Open Access materials

Some materials produced with the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund are released under Creative Commons open licences and tools. 

These materials are free for you to download and reuse under the terms below.

Our open access projects and materials include;

With materials marked with the CC BY 4.0 licence, you are free to:

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  • Adapt - remix, transform and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

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These materials are protected by copyright and have been openly licensed for any reuse purpose, as long as these terms are followed. Learn more about the CC BY 4.0 licence on the Creative Commons website.

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