Land Warfare houses one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and artillery in the country
Discover the history of ground combat and see some of the biggest tanks and military vehicles developed
Step back in time by peering into one of General Montgomery's famous caravans, used in north-west Europe
Find out more about a variety of conflicts and explore their global impact
From the awesome artillery barrages of the First World War, through the giant tank battles of the Second World War, to the high-speed conflict of modern-day conflicts, Land Warfare charts how technological advances have changed the face of war.
Within Land Warfare, The Forgotten War exhibition highlights the political, military and the personal aspects of the Second World War in the Far East, the Pacific and in particular, Burma between 1941 and 1945.
The Normandy Experience vividly tells the story of the D-Day Landings through sound, film and military vehicles set in evocative dioramas.
Land Warfare is also home to The Royal Anglian Regiment Museum, which covers the history of the East and Royal Anglian Regiments since the amalgamations of the former County Regiments from 1958–1960.
New from 2014: The Padre’s Trail
Follow the story of Captain Leslie Skinner, a chaplain who landed on D-Day and fought through France into Germany.
As part of our commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, we tell Captain Skinner’s story, in his own words, via extracts from the diary he meticulously kept throughout his time with the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry tank regiment. Captain Skinner’s story is told through a new layer of interpretation in the Normandy Experience. It gives a very personal viewpoint of the objects on display.
Collections in Context
War Industry during the First World War
As the scale and the duration of the First World War escalated, the priority for every combatant nation was to ensure that their armed forces had sufficient weaponry, supplies and equipment...
The War in the Pacific during the Second World War
On 7 December 1941, Japan launched a surprise air attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii...
From our Collections
Vegetables to Grow, July-August
The British Army in North Africa 1942
The British Army in the Normandy Campaign 1944
In the Jungle - Self Portrait, Konyu, Thailand Jungle, July 1943
Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection
The Battle of Passchendaele, July-November 1917
embroidery, decorative, civilian, British
Russian Forces in Berlin, 1945
Geiser Theodore (Mons) Collection
American Independence Day, London, 4th July 1918 : Central Hall, Westminster. Mr Winston Churchill speaking: 'Germany must be beaten, must know she is beaten, must feel she is beaten.'