Washed by the Rivers, 2019

Open until 5 January 2020

The Danger Tree

Immerse yourself in personal stories from the First World War with this captivating display of oil paintings and augmented reality. Admission to the exhibition is free.

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Broken Army issue fob watch belonging to Sergeant Roy Bishop, Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own), c1944

Uniform and kit

Luck and superstition

With 'Friday the 13th' looming, we look at the significant part that luck plays in deciding a soldier’s fate on the battlefield. We also examine some of the superstitions soldiers draw on for comfort and protection.

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‘The German offensive. British guns going forward’, 1918

First World War


First World War in Focus

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.

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Second Lieutenant Noel Evans

A collection of letters and photographs reveals the story of 19-year-old Second Lieutenant Noel Evans and the tragic timing of his death on the morning the Armistice was signed.


Peace and commemoration

After the Armistice in November 1918, millions of soldiers hoped to be home soon. But demobilisation was a huge task. How best to mark the victory and commemorate the fallen was also hotly debated.

Drill sergeant interactive in Soldier gallery

Fun for families


Ten family favourites

Go on an adventure through our galleries to find fascinating objects, surprising stories and interactive fun. Make the most of your visit with this selection of family favourite experiences.

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Play Base

Play Base is an immersive experience for children aged 8 or under, offering a variety of fun and engaging activities. Take on the assault course, climb aboard a truck or prepare scoff in the cookhouse.

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