Opens 17 March 2018
Extreme training, secret missions, total dedication. Explore the hidden world of the Special Forces through our major new exhibition, and a growing programme of stories and events.
Our galleries are full of fascinating objects, surprising stories and interactive fun. Make the most of your visit with this selection of family favourites.
Take on the assault course, climb aboard a truck or prepare scoff in the cookhouse.
23 March 2018, 11.30am
Join curator Justin Saddington to discover the stories of the individuals who founded the British Special Forces.
24 March 2018 - 25 March 2018
Meet a Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent brought to life by historian and re-enactor Kate Vigurs.
31 March 2018, 11.00am
Come and meet some jungle critters at our workshops with Zoolab.
The Special Forces are made up of several elite military units with distinct areas of expertise. Personnel are drawn from all three branches of the armed forces.
During the Second World War, Britain created a range of special units who undertook a variety of daring operations. The bravery and commitment of these forces has become the stuff of legend.
The SAS is famous around the world. Its highly trained men are renowned for their skills in covert surveillance, close-combat fighting and hostage rescue.
Discover the national and global impact of the First World War and hear the stories of men and women whose lives were affected by the conflict.
Between February and April 1918, BQMS Samuel Pye took a series of photographs of British soldiers staging concert parties to boost morale on the Western Front.
The German Spring Offensive saw mobile warfare return to the Western Front. Despite early gains, the Germans exhausted themselves, setting the stage for a successful Allied counter-offensive.
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