Try on helmets

laughing girl trying on a soldier's helmet

© Pete Carr

Visitors can try on a range of replica and real helmets connected to the King's Regiment through the ages, from the splendour of a shako to a modern Kevlar helmet.

visitors trying on soldiers' helmets

Will the shako make you feel tall and brave like a Victorian soldier? Do you think you would be safe from shells and shrapnel like the First World War 'Tommies' in their metal 'Brodie' helmets? Come and find out!