Ribbon display in the Atrium

Our five dynamic galleries showcase thousands of objects from across our collections. Situated over four floors, they tell a huge range of stories from the Army's history.

Kit wall in Soldier gallery

Soldier gallery

Soldier gallery looks at what it's like to serve as a soldier. From joining up as a new recruit to coming home, it explores soldiers' experiences through their own words and often surprisingly personal objects.

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Uniforms on display in Army gallery

Army gallery

Army gallery addresses fundamental questions such as 'Why do we have an army?' It explores the origins of the Army in the chaos of the British Civil Wars, its major role in the political development of the country and its impact on global history.

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The entrance to Society gallery

Society gallery

Society gallery brings together objects and stories that tell us about our relationship with the Army. It examines the Army as a cultural and military force that impacts on our customs, technologies and values.

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The weapons case in Battle gallery

Battle gallery

Battle gallery demonstrates how the Army fulfils its most challenging task - fighting battles. It covers the entire history of the Army at war, from the 17th century to the present day.

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Insight gallery

Insight gallery

Insight gallery explores the actions and the impact of the Army throughout the world from historical and contemporary perspectives.

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