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Make: Believe

Arms and armour in popular culture

An exciting display of arms, armour and ephemera from cult and classic movies and television shows, showcasing the museum’s extensive collection of arms and armour from film, television, stage and more.

See how our collection has inspired the creation of some of the most famous weapons and armour from popular culture, and in turn how this has influenced the development and design of their real-life modern counterparts.


Heritage Lottery Fund

The exhibition follows funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2014 for the museum to explore, extend and maximise the impact of the national collection of arms and armour using fantastic items of arms and armour made famous by popular culture.