In September 1916 the face of battle changed forever. On an unsuspecting enemy, Britain unleashed its new secret weapon - the tank.
The Long Range Desert Group were masters of navigation. They owed much of their success to the scientific talents of Major Ralph Bagnold, whose sun-compass invention revolutionised desert travel.
In September 1916, the face of battle changed forever. On an unsuspecting enemy, Britain unleashed its new secret weapon - the tank.
We explore some of the weapons used by the British Army on the Western Front during the First World War.
3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019
Get hands-on with real helmets from our handling collection, then use different materials to make and test your own.
Learn about the possibilities of prosthetic limbs for injured soldiers and get hands-on with our robotic arms.
Explore how robotic devices help the Army, then work together using basic programming skills to successfully navigate a real robot across a map.
18 May 2019, 10.00am
Meet serving soldiers from the Royal Armoured Corps as we mark their 80th anniversary in a day of tanks, talks and family fun.
16 June 2019, 12.00pm
This Father's Day, get hands-on and build your own model tank at our Airfix workshop. This activity is suitable for ages 8+.
KS2 (Age 7 to 11)
Follow this gallery trail to discover some of the amazing objects that have protected soldiers through time.
Follow this gallery trail to find out how soldiers use technology to help with difficult jobs.
Follow this gallery trail to find some amazing objects that have helped soldiers to be superhuman.
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