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By Guy Wilson

The Royal Armouries has a protracted organization with the Tower of London and offers exact monitors from its collections within the White Tower. This guidebook outlines the advance there of the oldest museum in Britain, telling a narrative with a few of its items.

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Designed by Royal Armouries Design Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT 12000 The Trustees of the Armouries First published 2000, reprinted 2002 All rights reserved; no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the Trustees of the Armouries. "ICTORIAN! GALLERY %'M* .

Important 19th- and 20th-century guns have been acquired including sections of the imposing Iraqi 1000 mm Supergun on show with a medieval 'supergun' - the great Turkish bombard cast in 1464. These are shown in the Artillery Hall where the history of field guns is covered, including a 'Sexton' self-propelled gun of World War II. In the barrack block a series of galleries covers artillery from the earliest times to the end of the 19th century. Further displays show how guns were made and transported.

Those who feel unable to complete the entire tour may instead visit the ground floor and basement displays only. In addition, a lift for the disabled provides access to the basement. uk. which also contains Above right and above: Children enjoying information about displays and special exhibitions. a variety of our learning urvices. * Designed by Royal Armouries Design Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT 12000 The Trustees of the Armouries First published 2000, reprinted 2002 All rights reserved; no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the Trustees of the Armouries.

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