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Your support helps us to care for our collection and bring history to life.

DONATERoyal Armouries is a charity and relies on your support. Every £1 donated is invested back into the museum, so that you can play your part in caring for the national collection and keeping it free for future generations to enjoy.

As we move into our second period of museum closure this year, your support is more important than ever.

Even though we have lost £6 in every £7 of self-generated income, our work as guardian of the national collection of arms and armour continues.  Your donation will help us continue to care for the collection and keep it free for all in these difficult times.​​

You can donate easily through the National Funding Scheme platform or by clicking on the DONATE button.

For alternative ways to make a donation, please contact the Individual Giving Manager.


Individual Giving Manager
Royal Armouries
LS10 1LT

Gift Aid

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If you are a UK taxpayer, you can make your donation go further with Gift Aid.
Using Gift Aid means that for every £1 you donate to Royal Armouries, we can claim an extra 25p from HM Revenue and Customs, at no extra cost to you.
This means that a £10 gift with Gift Aid is worth £12.50 to Royal Armouries.

Tax Effective Giving

You may wish to take advantage of tax relief to allow your gift to go further. However you choose to donate, 100% of your gift will go towards supporting the important work of the Royal Armouries.
The Royal Armouries is an exempt charity under Schedule 2 of the Charities Act 1993, which means your gift could be enhanced through tax-efficient giving. Our reference number with the Charities Division of HM Revenue and Customs is XT8730.

Higher rate (40%) and Additional Rate (45%) taxpayers can also reclaim the difference between the basic rate and their top rate of tax on the value of their gift.
For example, a donor paying UK tax at 40% could support the Royal Armouries with a £1,000 donation at a net cost of £600.

A gift of £800 grows to £1,000 when Gift Aid is added at the basic rate of tax. The donor can claim higher rate relief of £200, which is the difference between basic rate and higher rate tax. Once this relief is deducted from the original gift the net cost to the donor is reduced to £600.

Further information on UK tax law in relation to charitable donations.