Research Staff

The Royal Armouries museum has a team of dedicated and talented research staff. Their knowledge is wide and varied, with many coming to the field of arms and armour after following other careers.

Within the team we have curators, conservators, scientists and researchers, based throughout our three sites.

Did you know?

Too hot to handle

Before the Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum revolver, the most powerful handgun in the world was the Mars pistol. It was so powerful that, during testing in 1906, the Royal Navy vowed never to fire it again.

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