Formation gallery will be closed for a private event on Saturday, 29 June 2024.

  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Head on (virtual)

Guard parade, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Westbury, 1941

Discover helmets from across the history of the Army, and explore the materials and properties that make a great helmet.

Pupils will be able to view helmets and headgear that have been designed for a range of uses from the 17th century to the present day.

We will demonstrate our helmet-making skills before testing how they survive an impact. Learners are challenged to create their own protective helmets at school using a range of different materials, before putting their own designs to the test.

The session provides:

  • Handling object demonstration video (pre-filmed by Museum facilitator)
  • Filmed making activity (pre-filmed by Museum facilitator)
  • Digital resource pack

The session includes:

  • Exploring materials
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Making activity (optional)

Curriculum areas:

  • History
  • Design Technology

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