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Exhibitions

The Royal Armouries frequently offers temporary exhibitions to complement our collections as well as challenge many pre-conceived ideas. Overall the aim of these exhibitions is to inpire, educate and entertain.

Some of our exhibitions are large and occupy a distinct exhibition area; others may be smaller and form part of a current gallery or display.

Did you know?

Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon – the 68 pounders – were the same calibre (8 inches) as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!