Line of Kings exhibition, Royal Armouries — ©  Historic Royal Palaces Line of Kings exhibition, Royal Armouries  — ©  Historic Royal PalacesHenry VIII Horse Armour , Line of Kings exhibition — ©  Historic Royal PalacesLine of Kings exhibition, Royal Armouries Interior — ©  Historic Royal Palaces

Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries Museum, home to the national collection of arms and armour, is Britain's oldest museum.

One of the ancient institutions of the Tower of London, its origins can be traced back to the working armoury of the medieval kings of England. The royal armours of Henry VIII, Charles I, Charles II and James II form the heart of the collection and are among its greatest treasures. Please note, there is an entry charge for the Tower of London, but no additional charge for the Armouries.

Museum Video

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: Central


  • Royal Armouries at HM Tower of London
  • Tower of London
  • City of London
  • London
  • EC3N 4AB


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 1

  • National Rail

    • Fenchurch Street


    • Tower Gateway


    • Tower Hill

    Bus Numbers

  • 15, 734, 737, 799

FREE Admission

Admission discounts
London Pass FREE entry
Historic Royal Palaces FREE entry
Open Hours
Monday 9:00am 17:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am 17:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am 17:00pm
Thursday 9:00am 17:00pm
Friday 9:00am 17:00pm
Saturday 9:00am 17:00pm
Sunday 9:00am 17:00pm
Bank Holidays 9:00am 17:00pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 3166 6660
Website Royal Armouries
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