Florence Nightingale was a legend in her own lifetime and one of the most famous women in British history.
During 1914-18, British troops fought the Turks in Mesopotamia. After many setbacks, they finally took Baghdad in March 1917. This marked the high point of a long and tragic campaign fought in a harsh climate.
An SAS soldier's personal survival kit contains many everyday objects. These can be used in ingenious ways, demonstrating both the adaptability and the resourcefulness of the Special Forces.
For a force that fights on land, the British Army has benefitted from some surprisingly aquatic assistance.
The First World War saw a huge rise in the number of drastic facial injuries. This led to the development of modern facial reconstructive surgery.
3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019
Discover the historic contributions of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and why they have been remembered (or not) over time.
Learn about the possibilities of prosthetic limbs for injured soldiers and get hands-on with our robotic arms.
19 October 2018 - 30 October 2018
'Reflections' is an exhibition from Combat Stress, featuring artwork created by veterans as part of their recovery from trauma.
8 December 2018
Try out the mini rehabilitation gym from the Centre for Blast Injury Studies and experience some of the exercises amputees do to regain balance and strength.
KS1 (Age 5 to 7)
Follow this gallery trail to find out about soldiers' lives during the Crimean War.
KS2 (Age 7 to 11)
Follow this gallery trail to find some amazing objects that have helped soldiers to be superhuman.
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