Military History

From your local regimental military museum and national collections to forts, redoubts, bunkers and historic battlefields, Britain's military heritage is rich and varied. Explore it all here with Culture24 museum news, exhibition reviews, features, military museum events, websites and more...

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"Blockbuster" exhibition to tell tales of Roman cavalry archaeology found along Hadrian's Wall

A "blockbuster" exhibition will spend £690,000 in funding on a display across the Roman frontier, based around the story of the elite cavalry regiments who once roamed the land.

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New memorial wall will remember 736 men lost with Lord Kitchener on HMS Hampshire in 1916

A commemorative wall bearing the names of all 736 men lost when HMS Hampshire sank during the First World War is to be built around Orkney's Kitchener Memorial.

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Blackouts, Zeppelin raids and peace: New Scars on the City exhibition shows Edinburgh in World War I

Cigarette cards used to teach young people about the war and photos from the bombing raids the city endured are part of a new exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh.

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The story behind the 19th century Death Mask of Napoleon

Find about the death mask which has gone on show at the British Museum as part of Bonaparte and the British: Prints and Propaganda in the Age of Napoleon.

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Crowdfunding bid to complete restoration of WWI veteran HMS M.33 for Gallipoli centenary

Crowdfunding is being adopted by the National Museum of the Royal Navy to complete the conservation of First World War veteran vessel HMS M.33 in her centenary year.

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Newly released film footage shows "eureka moment" when killer blow to King Richard III was found

New film footage, revealing details of the potential killer blow that claimed the life of King Richard III for the first time, has been released by the University of Leicester.

Rochester Castle

Kings, Castles and Magna Carta: The Castles of the First Barons' War

Why did King John sign the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215 and what was the Barons' War? Follow this trail of medieval castles to explore a world of medieval sieges, power struggles and the fight......

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England's oldest surviving cannonball resurfaces near site of Battle of Northampton

Lost several years ago, the key piece of evidence that the 1460 Battle of Northampton was the first in England to use artillery has reappeared - potentially to become part of a new visitor centre.

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Wrest Park reveals a First World War love story that lasted a lifetime

Daniel and Evelyn MacLean's love story will star in a temporary exhibition at the English Heritage property in Bedford from May 2015.

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British Army veterans to join archaeologists in mission to solve mysteries of Battle of Waterloo

Archaeologists, recovering military personnel and the guardians of the Belgian battlefields will search for graves and new details in the Waterloo Uncovered project.

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Boulton Paul Defiant fighter arrives safely at Kent Battle of Britain Museum Trust

Following its 240-mile motorway journey the beautiful replica of a Boulton Paul Defiant has arrived at its new home, the Kent Battle of Britain Museum Trust at Hawkinge.

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Aerial photos of WWII airfields join new crowdsourcing American Air Museum website

Unseen personal snapshots and aerial photographs extend the Imperial War Museum's cowdsourcing digital resource exploring the USAAF in Britain during WWII.

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