The collection of over 4,000 objects consists of archery material from all over the world. The core of the collection was donated in 1946 by Ingo Simon, a life-long researcher into the development of the bow, and a skilled and dedicated archer.
His flight-shot in 1914 of 462 yards was a world record until 1933. He died in 1964, and his widow Erna, herself an accomplished archer and Lady World Champion in 1937, endowed a Trust in 1970 prior to her death in 1973, for the purpose of conserving and developing the collection.
Over the next three years, we will be building a new two-storey extension, creating new galleries, a new entrance and shop.
Whilst the collections are unaffected some of our galleries will be closed including this one, for more information please visit our hello future page