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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Falcons, polecats and swords: Arundel Castle International Joust Week in pictures

The story of the first day at Arundel Castle's International Joust Week 2015.

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Cold War revisited: York Nuclear bunker marks 70th anniversary of the nuclear age

The 70th anniversary of the nuclear age is being marked by a series of films and an exhibition at York Cold War Bunker.

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"When they are destroyed they are gone permanently": Museum asks detectorists not to melt Civil War musket and cannon balls

The National Civil War Centre, in Newark, is asking metal detectorists to resist the chance to melt down civil war metal they may find.

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"Lucky" ship opens to tell grim story of First World War Gallipoli Campaign

"Lucky" First Wold War ship HMS M.33 is due to open to the public as a unique multimedia experience telling the story of the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign.

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Experiences of a Spitfire ace recounted on RAF Museum blog for Battle of Britain anniversary

The battles and experiences of a Battle of Britain Spitfire ace are being recounted on a daily blog by the RAF Museum for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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War photojournalist Phillip Jones Griffiths celebrated at the National Library of Wales

The life and work of Welsh war photojournalist Philip Jones Griffiths is being celebrated with a major exhibition drawn from his archive at The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.

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Archaeologists reveal more about Roman marching camp found at sports stadium excavation in York

The remains of a Roman marching camp, along with brooches and a possible Roman ring, have been uncovered at an excavation in York.

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Battered soldier's body tells bloody tale of the Wars of the Roses

The battered bones of a soldier who fell at the bloody Battle of Towton during the Wars of the Roses have been installed at the Richard III Experience in York.

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Independence Day 2015: Bacon tins, suncream, lard and sauce left by US soldiers during World War II

Finds Supervisor Sue Nelson, of Wessex Archaeology, on the remains of World War II mess kitchens found on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.

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Volunteer project uncovers untold stories of Merchant Navy men in the First World War

100-year-old documents, transcribed by an army of volunteers, are revealing the lives and heroic deeds of merchant seamen during the First World War.

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