Battle gallery

The mass weapons case in Battle gallery

Explore the British experience of battle from the 1640s to the present day.

Access

Location:
First Floor Upper Level

Wheelchair access:
Via the main lift

Plan your visit

Battle gallery looks at British tactics and technology and how they have changed over time.

Discover the inspired leadership, detailed planning and incredible courage that have often meant the difference between victory and disaster.

Objects relating to the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon on display in Battle gallery

Battles are an army’s ultimate test.

Discover fascinating relics of battle, including The Duke of Wellington's cloak, Napoleon's horse and Douglas Haig's riding crop.

Explore how the army fought the World Wars with our mass weapons display and interactive tank. And find out what it takes to be a good commander with our battle strategy touch table.

Children using an interactive mission table in Battle gallery

Rapier missile system
Find out about the army's technology today.
A child uses the interactive drum
Beat out a battle order on the drum.
A visitor looks at a display case of uniform in Battle gallery
Discover how the army's fighting force has changed over time.
A family inside the interactive tank
Find out what it's like to be a tank crew as you fight your way across the Normandy battlefields.
A child uses the interactive Siborne model display
Explore Captain Siborne's fascinating model of the Battle of Waterloo.

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