British gunners take a break during the bombardment of Zonnebeke, 1917

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Weapons of the Western Front

We explore some of the weapons used by the British Army on the Western Front during the First World War.

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Mark I tank C19 in Chimpanzee Valley during the Battle of Flers Courcelette, 1916

Attack of the tanks

In September 1916, the face of battle changed forever. On an unsuspecting enemy, Britain unleashed its new secret weapon - the tank.

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Vickers Machine gun, c1914

Weapons of the Western Front

We explore some of the weapons used by the British Army on the Western Front during the First World War.

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Spotlight Saturday: Royal Armoured Corps
Workshop

18 May 2019, 10.00am

FREE

Spotlight Saturday: Royal Armoured Corps

Meet serving soldiers from the Royal Armoured Corps as we mark its 80th anniversary in a day of tanks, talks and family fun.

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Airfix tanks
Workshop

16 June 2019, 12.00pm

£10.00

Airfix tanks

This Father's Day, get hands-on and build your own model tank at our Airfix workshop. This activity is suitable for ages 8+.

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A soldier's life
Trail

KS2 (Age 7 to 11)

A soldier's life

Follow this gallery trail to find out what life was really like for a soldier in the First World War.

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