Royal Armouries X Final Fantasy XVI: Exclusive Partnership

  To celebrate the launch of the new video game Final Fantasy XVI, the Royal Armouries has partnered with video game developer Square Enix. This partnership sees a life-sized replica sword from the game displayed in the White Tower at the Tower of London. This exclusive exhibition and partnership marks the first time a sword […]

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Royal Armouries Museum x Wilde and Harte

Celebrating the exquisite craftmanship of royal armours and British-made razors Royal Armouries and Wilde & Harte have come together to create a collection of beautifully designed male grooming shaving razors. The Eltham Razor Collection draws its inspiration from the grand armours of English kings exhibited in the Line of Kings at the Tower of London, […]

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Royal Armouries x Windlass Swords

History brought to life Royal Armouries together with Windlass Steelcrafts have created an exciting new range of historically accurate replica swords, based on original artefacts in the Royal Armouries collection. Using the finest steel and materials, forged by the most skilled craftsmen, the Windlass Sword Collection is truly history brought to life. Every aspect of […]

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Alison Hardcastle X Royal Armouries: A colourful card collection 

Working with Alison Hardcastle, stationery company and design studio, the Royal Armouries were excited to produce their first ever card range inspired by the pageantry, patterns and medieval chivalry that can be found on display at the museum in Leeds and online in our Image Library. Designed and printed in Yorkshire, Alison’s eye for detail […]

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VE Day: Remembering the men and women of the Second World War

While our museum sites are closed, we still have lots of images and stories from our collection to share with you including digitised objects from the Second World War as we commemorate 75 years since VE Day. On 7th May 1945 Germany surrendered to the allies, bringing an end to the Second World War. In Britain, […]

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200 years since the Cato Street Conspiracy

  Introducing our latest digitised object to the Royal Armouries Image Library. February marks 200 years since the Cato Street Conspiracy. This print depicts the arrest of the conspirators who plotted to assassinate the Prime Minister on 23rd February 1820. Although not as infamous as the gunpowder plot, the intentions of these Cato Street conspirators […]

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Looking Ahead in 2020

    January is an exciting time for the Image Library as we look to the year ahead. We are continuing to add premium content to the Image Library, particularly looking at upcoming anniversaries this year that link to our unique collection, such as the 200th year since the birth of Florence Nightingale; 200th anniversary of the Cato Street […]

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The most remarkable Christmas present in the Royal Armouries collection

  Gifts make up a large part of our collection here at the Royal Armouries museum, from direct gifts given to the museum to objects whose provenance were once diplomatic court gifts or even Christmas presents. This December we have been looking at one of the most ostentatious Christmas presents in our collection; this Foot Combat […]

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Behind the scenes with the Royal Armouries Licensing Team

October has been a busy month at the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds with the opening of our new ‘Make: Believe’ display; showcasing some amazing arms and armour from classic films, TV and theatre productions.  Featuring new acquisitions like this Star Wars E-11 blaster above, it explores the influence and role of arms and armour in […]

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