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Library

We have a library at each of our museums and all are open to the public but visitors must book in advance and photographic ID is required to access the special collections and archives.

All three libraries are closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays. The Royal Armouries Museum library in Leeds is also closed on Monday.

Visit our online library catalogue for detailed information about our holdings and site specific opening times and location.

Royal Armouries Museum

Please note that the library will be closed over the festive period, from 17th December until 7th January 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

One of the largest arms and armour reference libraries in the world

White Tower

Our library at the Tower of London collects material on the history of the Tower of London and its institutions, including:

Fort Nelson

The library at Fort Nelson collects material on the history and development of artillery and fortification. There is also a small reference collection of works on arms and armour including:

We also have a large image library of objects in our collection. These images are available for personal and commercial use.

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