Armoury in Action experience

Updated 5 August. The Tower of London is open Wednesday - Sunday. All outdoor areas of the Tower of London are open, as well as the Crown Jewels, Bloody Tower, White Tower and more. Some buildings remain closed for now. See more details here

When

Closed


Ticketing information

Armoury in Action is located on the top floor of the White Tower.


Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Have a go at shooting arrows, brandishing a sword and firing cannon in this exciting, hands-on experience in the White Tower. Follow in the footsteps of historical figures and immerse yourself in over 1,000 years of history.

Explore the origins of the White Tower with a Norman master mason and find out if you have what it takes to be a medieval longbowman as you draw back a bow for yourself.

Dress Henry VIII for battle and find out more about the skills of the Tudor armourers at his Royal Armoury at Greenwich. Henry’s beautifully ornate personal armours are on display in the White Tower.

Learn how to fire a cannon with an English Civil War artillery captain and sharpen up your sword-fighting skills with a Napoleonic War training manual.

Design your own musket with advice from a Victorian Superintendent of Firearms as you choose which technological developments will improve your results at target practice.

In partnership with the Royal Armouries.

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Things to see Highlights

Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking, world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones at the Tower of London.

Open

Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Tours and talks

Explore deeper with the Tower of London audio guide tour. Discover extra information about the Tower's history, plan your day and find out more about our cafés and shops.

Postponed

Tower of London

Separate ticket

Performers dressed in Tudor costume on stage
Families Events

Get ready for Tudor Summer School! Bring the whole family to Hampton Court Palace this summer and test your knowledge on the Tudors.

Wednesday - Sunday, 12 to 23 August

Hampton Court Palace

Performances are 40 minutes

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Shop our products inspired by the almost 1000 years of history at the Tower of London.

From £9.99

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Raven Gifts

Legend has it that if the six ravens ever leave the Tower of London, the Tower and the kingdom will fall. These products have been inspired by the Ravens that live at the Tower of London.

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Shop Arms and Armour

Discover our arms and armour gift collection, inspired by the famous 'Line of Kings' at the Tower of London. Browse through our re-enactment replica weapons, knight toys and games, dress-up costumes for children, stationery and accessories to please any medieval fan.

From £15