Hunting flintlock and wheellock guns, decorated with gold and silver wire inlay

Hunting gallery

The Hunting gallery presents the history and evolution of hunting, from prehistoric times to present day Olympic sports.

Tour of the Hunting gallery

Did you know?

Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon – the 68 pounders – were the same calibre (8 inches) as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!