Total number of objects in the Royal Armouries collection

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Frankie Roberto

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to request the total number of objects that you hold in your permanent collections.

If an exact figure is not available, please provide instead your estimated total, along with an explanation as to how this figure was calculated.

Yours faithfully,

Frankie Roberto

P.S Please note that this same request has been made to all the UK museums covered under the Freedom of Information Act, and that your response will be automatically made public at This request is partly a test of the WhatDoTheyKnow project. If you have any questions about the project, you can contact the project team at

Philip Abbott, Royal Armouries

Dear Mr. Roberto

We have records for 68,253 objects on our collections database, however,
please note that the Museum has no clear definition of what an object is
(for example, is a suit of armour 1 object, or is a number of objects),
and that the figure is largely meaningless.

Philip Abbott
Head of Information and Research Services

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Frankie Roberto

Dear Philip Abbott,

Many thanks for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Frankie Roberto