His Royal Highness The Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh

Historic Royal Palaces joins the Royal Family and millions of people across the country in mourning the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page.

 

 

Armoury in Action experience

9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page

Updated 10 March: The Tower is closed. Following recent government announcements, we are working on our reopening plan and tickets will be on sale soon. Please keep checking back at our website or sign up to our email newsletter for updates.

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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.

Photo of the Crown Jewels
Things to see Highlights

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

Closed

Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Image of a knight standing guard with a sword in front of the White Tower in the Tower of London
Families Highlights

Discover what it takes to become a fully-fledged knight this May half term 2021 in Knight School: The Show at the Tower of London. Enjoy a special performance full of laughs, loyal deeds and chivalric manners!

29 May - 06 June 2021

Tower of London

Daily at 10.30, 12.00, 13.30 and 15.00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A visitor uses the audio guide outside the Jewel House at the Tower of London.
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.

From 1 October

Tower of London

Separate ticket

Beefeater teddy bear
This 'Beefeater' bear is splendidly dressed in a Yeoman Warder uniform, standing ready to guard the Tower of London.

Shop Tower of London gifts

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

From £9.99

Raven soft toys

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.

From £7.99

A close up view of the merchandise available in the Ravens shop.  Miniature versions of a helmet or visor from a suit or armour.

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