Girl peeking around an armour

Explore

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.

HANDS ON

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.


MUSEUM TOURS

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

Daily and free of charge


TREASURES TRAIL

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?

Six Eiffel Towers

During the siege of Sebastopol the British and French armies fired 10,000 tonnes of iron shot, 510,000 round shot, 236,000 howitzer shells and 350,000 mortar shells. That’s a total of about 43,000 tonnes of iron: the equivalent of six Eiffel Towers!