Directly out of the elevator and close to the main stairs is the Reception Area and Information monitor. Here visitors are given enough information to orientate themselves around the displays or to go directly to any particular area.
In the centre of this area a Tower Warder figure in full ceremonial uniform is visible from both stair and elevator approaches. He stands in front of a wall display with pikeman’s armours and two cannon barrels, inspired by the Artillery displayed last century in the basement of the White Tower at the Tower of London.
The galleries are ‘themed’ by symbols and colour. Additional ‘threads’ through the galleries are world timelines and graphic panels that highlight important historical personalities.