Past uses of the Tower

Past uses of the Tower

The Tower of London at night

Discover past uses and functions of the Tower of London in the exhibition Power House.  Located on the top floor of the White Tower, Power House is in partnership with the Royal Armouries.
 
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  1. The Crown Jewels
    Explore the history of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London.
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  2. The Constable of the Tower of London
    There have been Constables of the Tower since 1078.
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  3. The Royal Menagerie: life with the lions
    Explore the intriguing history of the animals that were kept at the Tower of London.
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  4. HM Prison - The Tower of London
    Explore the history of the Tower of London and its function as a State prison.
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  5. The Tower Record Office
    Explore the history of the Tower Record Office.
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  6. The Royal Mint
    Discover the history behind the coinage of England.
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  7. Office of the Ordnance
    The Office of the Ordnance was founded by Henry VIII in 1544.
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  8. Royal Observatory
    Explore the history of the Royal Observatory at the Tower of London
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  9. The Ordnance Survey
    The Ordnance Survey was founded during the reign of George III.
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  10. Storehouse
    Explore Storehouse, the new display in the basement of the White Tower.
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