The powerhouse exhibition at the White Tower tells the stories of the major organisations of state that took care of royal business behind the mighty Tower walls. Discover more about the history of the Tower as England’s “Powerhouse” here.
Learn more about the great institutions including the Ordnance Office, Ordnance Survey, the Royal Mint, Record Office, the Jewel House, Menagerie and Royal Observatory. Discover the Tower of London’s other functions, ranging from royal residence to state prison.
The first mass-production process for making steel was invented by Englishman Henry Bessemer. Rejected by the British his process was adopted by the German gunmaker Alfred Krupp, who became the most advanced armaments manufacturer in Europe.