The Museum's galleries are organised by theme. Each gallery spans of the history of the British Army with a different focus.
Formation gallery brings to life the origins and traditions of Britain's Army. It introduces the Army's evolving role on the home, European and world stage, and explores the values that motivate its soldiers.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
Support and enrich your trip by using our free gallery trails. We have many topics to choose from. Each trail is curriculum-linked and tested by teachers and learners, and highlights relevant objects throughout the Museum's galleries.
Gallery trail leaflets can be downloaded from our website. We also have printed copies of these available for schools to use at the Museum.Choose a trail
Self-guided visits to the museum are free. But please inform our Learning team in advance by completing our online booking form.
We can also offer lunch room spaces and coat/bag drop for schools. Please let us know any particular needs when booking so the Learning team cam advise you on the best options available.Book now