three royal armouries sites


The Royal Armouries is Britain’s national museum of arms and armour, and one of the most important museums of its type in the world.

Visitors can discover our world-class and historic collection across three UK sites: Leeds, Fort Nelson in Hampshire, and the White Tower (Tower of London).

Did you know?

Too hot to handle

Before the Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum revolver, the most powerful handgun in the world was the Mars pistol. It was so powerful that, during testing in 1906, the Royal Navy vowed never to fire it again.