Until 8 January 2017
Go behind the scenes of some of the most iconic war films which have captured the imagination of cinema-going audiences across the generations.
28 July 2016 - 28 August 2017

This thought-provoking exhibition brings together several series of work by artist-photographer Edmund Clark to explore the hidden experiences of state control during the 'Global War on Terror'.

Now Open: 19 October 2016 – 19 March 2017
Shown for the first time in the UK, Mahwish Chishty’s work combines silhouettes of military drones with decorative Pakistani folk art patterns, highlighting the oppressive presence of foreign drones over Pakistan.
Until 13 November 2016
This display shows how Britain’s armed forces deal with very different aspects of global security, from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to being part of coalition efforts to fight ISIS in the Middle East.
Until 12 March 2017

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.


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.

The Holocaust Exhibition traces the Nazi persecution and murder of Europe’s Jews from 1933 to 1945.
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.
Secret War explores the undercover world of espionage, covert operations and the work of Britain’s Special Forces.
Explore our dramatic atrium, designed by Foster + Partners.
The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes houses the world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses and a significant collection of George Crosses.
Discover people’s stories of modern war and conflict through some of the more unexpected objects from our collections.
Discover how conflicts have been fought and communities divided in places such as Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan from 1945 to the present day.
Explore key moments of the Second World War through the connections between people’s lives and the objects on display.

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