three royal armouries sites

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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?

UK patent No. 3080

In 1807, a UK patent was granted to John Dickinson, a London stationer, for Cannon Cartridge Paper in which about 20% of woollen rags were mixed with the linen or hemp/flax rags already used, to prevent smouldering after the ignition flame had gone out.