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Museum closures
The safety and security of the Royal Armouries’ visitors and staff is of paramount importance and we take this responsibility very seriously.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to close our museums in Leeds and at Fort Nelson to the public with effect from 18 March 2020. The Tower of London, including The White Tower, will be closed to the public from 5 pm on Friday 20 March.

Museum events
The daily programme and special museum events at both Leeds and Fort Nelson have been cancelled with immediate effect.

We will be contacting those of you have already booked event tickets.

On-line collections
While our museums are closed you can still explore our collections online and via our social media.

Fort Nelson venue hire
Existing bookings: Our Venue Hire Manager will be in touch with you shortly if you have hired rooms at the museum for events due to take place in the next few months.

Please contact if you have any queries about existing or future venue hire bookings.

Leeds venue hire and corporate events
The cafe and commercial venue spaces at our Leeds museum are now closed.
Please contact

For general enquiries and further information please contact:

We look forward to welcoming you back to our museums when we reopen.


From 18 March 2020 our museums in Leeds and at Fort Nelson will be closed to visitors until further notice.