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Become a Patron

Second World War artillery firing at Fort Nelson

Our Patrons play a crucial role in helping us care for and grow our collection, as well as ensuring that visitors and communities can learn from and be inspired by it.

With opportunities for exclusive behind-the-scenes tours access to world-class experts, and a calendar of social events to meet other Patrons, you will become part of a close circle of supporters at the heart of the museum.

For an annual contribution of £1,000, Patrons can enjoy:

  • Invitations to VIP tours of the White Tower, Tower of London, the Royal Armouries in Leeds, and Fort Nelson, Portsmouth.
  • Invitations to at least two social events per annum.
  • Joint Membership of Historic Royal Palaces, including free admission to some of the country’s iconic palaces: Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Banqueting House, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.
  • A signed copy of Treasures: A Panoply of Arms.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks in our Annual Report.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks on our website.
  • Be among the first to hear news of developments relating to the future of the Royal Armouries, including collections, research, events and exhibitions.

Becoming a Patron gives you the opportunity to inspire future generations to engage with the continued relevance of arms and armour and their contribution to public life.

To find out more about the benefits of joining and become a Patron, please contact:

Development Team 
Royal Armouries
Armouries Drive
LS10 1LT

We would like to thank the following Patrons for their generous support:

  • Mr Andrew Burnett
  • Colonel (Retd) John Goodsir CBE
  • Dr Edward Impey, FSA, FRHistS
  • Mr Charles Hoare Nairne
  • Judith Blake, Baroness Blake of Leeds CBE
  • Mr John Harding
  • Mr Angus Ashworth

and those who wish to remain anonymous