Exhibitions

Coming soon: 5 March - 31 August 2015

From 'onesies' to wear in the air raid shelter to jewellery created from aeroplane parts - Fashion on the Ration looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain, often in new and unexpecte

Until 8 March
The largest British First World War art exhibition for almost 100 years. Until 8 March 2015. Free entry.
The Holocaust Exhibition traces the Nazi persecution and murder of Europe’s Jews from 1933 to 1945. Second World War
Discover the story of the First World War through the lives of those who experienced it both on the front line and at home. Free admission.
Until 6 September 2015
This revealing exhibition provides a snapshot of this pivotal point in Afghanistan's history through the voices and experiences of British troops, members of the Afghan National Security Forces and UK government and NGO workers.
Coming soon: 19 February - 4 May

Exploring and interrogating naval power, this exhibition features new and existing works by Hew Locke.

Coming soon: 2 April - 25 September

Discover a variety of imaginative responses to conflict, from surreal depictions of aircraft as creatures, to abstract views of bombing raids and detailed drawings of life in submarines.

Peter Kennard is Britain’s most important political artist whose imagery has become synonymous with the modern protest movement.

Discover people’s stories of modern war and conflict through some of the more unexpected objects from our collections. History Makers
This free exhibition tells the story of how ordinary people braved the challenges of life at home during the Second World War through the eyes of the Allpress family, who lived in Stockwell, London. Second World War

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