The Royal Armouries Museum is housed in a purpose-built building and was opened by Her Majesy The Queen in 1996. The Museum is divided into five galleries: War, Tournament, Oriental, Self Defence and Hunting, and there are over 8,500 objects on display. The Royal Armouries collection consists of some 70,000 examples of arms, armour and artillery dating from antiquity to the present day. It includes royal armours of the Tudor and Stuart kings; arms and armour of the English Civil Wars, including the Armoury from Littlecote House; British and foreign military weapons from the Board of Ordnance and MOD Pattern Room collections; hunting and sporting weapons, as well as an exceptional collection of oriental arms and armour. In addition, the Museum has a small collection of fine and decorative arts, including paintings, sculpture, antique prints and drawings, early photographs, stereoscopes and lantern slides. The Royal Armouries library and archives has special collections of original military manuals, drill books, and fencing manuals.
27 May - 4 June 2017. 10:00 - 17:00