See five hundred years of spectacular royal armour, offering a fascinating insight into the personalities, power and physical size of England’s kings. The skill of the royal armourers was to combine practical protection for tournaments and battle with breathtaking designs and decoration, all Fit for a King.
Delve into a treasure trove of the past in the dramatic White Tower and discover an astonishing variety of unusual objects, including diamond encrusted weapons and the finest arms and armour from around the world.
Entrance to this spectacular exhibition, presented in the White Tower, is included in your standard admission ticket to the Tower and is free for members.
For information on how to become a member, please click here >
Other events at the Tower
See the mighty fortress come alive with other events. From historical re-enactments such as Prisoners of the Tower and Knights at War to The Ceremony of the Keys and Fun Family Trails, everyone can get involved. Click here for more information >
Take home a piece of history
Why not take something home for yourself or that special someone? Featuring reproductions of knight’s helmets, books, dress-up for children as well as a fantastic 'Henry' armour apron (and matching gauntlet!) which will fit all shapes and sizes of modern chef. There are also many other armour-related mementos of the exhibition. Click here for more information >
The Royal Armouries
Fit for a King was created in partnership with the Royal Armouries. To find out more about the Royal Armouries and their other collections, click here >
White Tower exhibitions partner