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Community Projects

If you thought that the Royal Armouries was just about swords, guns, and armour in display cases, then think again!



inspired by The Royal Armouries is involved in a number of projects aimed at engaging with the local and wider communities who may be affected by issues related to our collection or who have been Inspired by… our collection or its history.

Did you know?

A flash in the pan

This expression originates with the misfire of a flintlock or similar gun. The powder in the pan is supposed to ignite the main charge in the barrel. Sometimes only the powder in the pan flashed without firing the main charge.