War gallery header showing men-at-arms in the War gallery

War Gallery

The War gallery presents the development of weapons and the art of warfare from early history to World War II and beyond.

Tour of the War gallery

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Tour of War gallery - link to YouTube

Did you know?

Thunder birds are go!

Artillery pieces before about 1700 were often classified by names. A rare type of very big gun was known as a basilisk, a more common long powerful gun was known as a culverin while smaller versions were named after birds of prey such as saker and falcon.