Tower of London building

Tower of London

Access to the Tower of London is managed by Historic Royal Palaces. Visit their website for more information.

Explore royal arms and armour in the iconic White Tower within the Tower of London.

For nearly 1,000 years this iconic Norman keep, built by William the Conquerer, has stood by the banks of the river Thames; a symbol of royal power, a royal residence, and home to their organisations of state.

Today the White Tower is a flagship museum showcasing the Royal Armouries’ glittering collection of arms, armour and historical artefacts.

Admission to the Royal Armouries in the White Tower is free, but a ticket must be purchased for entry to the Tower of London.

Opening times

Open daily

Summer (Mar – Oct)
Sun & Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tue to Sat: 9am – 5pm

Winter (Nov – Feb)
Sun & Mon: 10am – 4pm
Tue to Sat : 9am – 4pm

Last admission is one hour before closing

Closed 24, 25 and 26 December


Admission to Royal Armouries is free, but entry to Tower of London must be purchased


Royal Armouries
HM Tower Of London

Contact us

General enquiries
020 3166 6660

Media enquiries
0113 220 1978