National Army Museum
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National Army Museum information
This museum’s four levels tell the history of the British army from the perspective of its servicemen and servicewomen. Standout pieces include the life and times of the ‘Redcoat’, the tactical battle at Waterloo between victor and vanquished and the skeleton of Marengo, Napoleon’s horse.
In the fascinating and more modern Conflicts of Interest, 1969–Present section on level 4, hunt down the distinctly Darth Vaderish ‘Fedayeen’ helmet from 2003, worn by members of a paramilitary unit loyal to Saddam Hussein. At the time of writing, a dramatic and inspiring exhibition on horses in war called 'War Horse: Fact & Fiction' was on the ground floor. The museum makes inventive efforts to woo children, with lively activities and performances.