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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Petition opposing closure of Imperial War Museum library receives more than 5,500 signatures

Trade Union members say plans have been made to close the IWM's popular library, claiming they could cause the loss of up to 80 jobs after a £4 million cut in government funding.

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Granddaughter's shock discovery leads to story of World War I conscientious objector who served as medic

The family of a Quaker who served at a French Clearing Station in World War I have donated precious items to a museum after being shocked to see his pay book on display.

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Story of the Derby artist who made the Tower of London's World War I ceramic poppies

When they are taken down tomorrow, the Tower of London's poppies will have been perhaps the most celebrated artwork made for the World War I Centenary. Their success, says Paul Cummins, came out of his Pride Park studio.

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Roll of Honour and First World War exhibition remember the Sussex fallen at Hove Library

A new exhibition, Hove at War, includes the names of more than 600 men and women from Sussex who lost their lives during the First World War.

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BBC and IWM create The Face of WW1 Photo Mosaic for Armistice

Helen Marshall's giant mosaic of World War I hero Private James Beaney, created with the faces of 20,000 people who attended BBC events, will appear at IWM North for the remembrance weekend and......

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Windsor Castle reveals details of Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 for Waterloo200

Windsor Castle is opening up its famous Waterloo Chamber as part of a series of special visitor improvements and displays marking the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.

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Medieval gateway pounded by 17th century Parliamentarians to be restored in York

York City Council has announced it will invest £100,000 in restoring Walmgate Bar, including plans to give the public a viewing platform on the roof and a hand rail walkway.

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Agreement to "maximise potential" of Britain's most intact First World War aerodrome Stow Maries

The first Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement in England has been signed by the Trustees of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Near Maldon in Essex.

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World War Two fighter pilot revisits his P-51 Mustang fighter at IWM Duxford

A former fighter pilot who fought with the USAAF out of Duxford during World War Two has unveiled the world's oldest preserved P-51 Mustang at IWM Duxford.

National Portrait Gallery targets "fuller picture" of Duke of Wellington on Waterloo anniversary

Curators say an exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington next year aims to reveal his political career and decline in popularity, as well as the story of his most famous victory.

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Secret plans of unsung World War II hero who saved London from drowning revealed

Peirson Frank, the civil engineer who created a rapid response unit to protect flood defences from Luftwaffe attacks during World War II, has been honoured in London.

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Last British survivor of Gallipoli Campaign to be country's first boardable World War I ship

The National Museum of the Royal Navy says a “stunning immersive battle experience” will await visitors to the HMS M33 when it opens to the public in 2015.

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