In September 1916 the face of battle changed forever. On an unsuspecting enemy, Britain unleashed its new secret weapon - the tank.
In the first instalment of this series, we learn about the origins of the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), its pre-war service and the outbreak of fighting in 1939.
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.
7 September 2020 - 31 March 2021
Discover helmets from across the history of the Army, and explore the materials and properties that make a great helmet.
7 September 2020 - 23 July 2021
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 in teams using block-based programming and our Dash robots to complete a series of tasks.
Explore the power of robots to solve challenges for the Army. Get hands-on testing out your coding skills.
1 November 2020 - 23 July 2021
Work against the clock and with limited resources to design and build a device to safely deliver cargo to your troops.
1 December 2020 - 23 July 2021
Get hands-on with real helmets from our handling collection, then use different materials to make and test your own.
KS2 (Ages 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.
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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