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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?

Thunder birds are go!

Artillery pieces before about 1700 were often classified by names. A rare type of very big gun was known as a basilisk; a more common long powerful gun was known as a culverin; and smaller versions were named after birds of prey such as saker and falcon.