Fit for a King banner showing a gold covered armour


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?

So good they named it twice

Armour commonly and mistakenly referred to as ‘chainmail’ should correctly be called MAIL, which is derived from the Old French word maille, meaning chain. So the word ‘chainmail’ actually means CHAIN CHAIN!