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Purpose and vision


To use and develop our expertise to preserve, study, present and interpret the national collection of arms and armour, ensuring its continued relevance and positive contribution to public life in perpetuity.


As history’s expert witness, we shall inspire people to discover and understand how many of the most compelling narratives of human endeavour and experience have been, and continue to be, shaped by arms and armour.

The Royal Armouries Corporate Plan

Corporate plan

The Royal Armouries’ Corporate Plan 2023-28 sets out where we want to get to over the next five years and describes the key strategic aims and objectives that will get us there.

Royal Armouries Corporate Plan 2023–28 (pdf, 2 MB)

Major strategies

Research Strategy (pdf, 118KB)

Annual reports

We publish a short summary of what we have achieved in our annual accounts.