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?

First commercial steel melting

Benjamin Huntsman of Sheffield is widely credited with the first commercial melting of steel in around 1740, using his crucible process. However, the melting of steel had long been practiced in central Asia and India and was known as Damascus steel.