Girl peeking around an armour


There’s so much to see and experience in our galleries.

Join one of our informative guided tours, take part in our daily handling sessions, or pick up the Treasures Trail and discover the highlights for yourself.


Ever fancied handling a 15th-century pollaxe or a Civil War musket?

Our special handling sessions let you get up close to weapons and armour from the collection. You might even get the chance to try on a Tudor helmet or wield a medieval sword.

Free daily sessions in the galleries

Check the daily What’s On guide on arrival at the Museum for details.


See the daily What’s On guide on arrival at the Museum for times of the tours.

Daily and free of charge


Buy a copy of the souvenir guide for a great introduction to the world of the warrior, arms and armour, and the Top 10 objects.

Price: £5

Did you know?

Stainless Steel

Harry Brearley, chief metallurgist of Thomas Firth & Sons of Sheffield, England, discovers martensitic chromium stainless steel in 1913 while seeking a corrosion-resistant alloy for gun barrels for the British Government.