Bronze Burmese dragon

Explore: Art of Artillery

For many centuries, guns were royal and national status symbols. They were expensive to make, and often included some decoration in the design.

Sometimes an especially splendid gun was required for propaganda or decorative purposes; some of which are on display here.

  • Scales and Tales is a Treasure Box designed for use in our Art of Artillery gallery and is recommended for children aged between 0–2 years of age.