National Army Museum

National Army Museum

A series of temporary exhibitions tailored to each location

Declaring longstanding legacies

The National Army Museum led the 2015 commemorations of the Battle of Waterloo’s bicentenary with a network of exhibitions.

The challenge was to create a series of exhibitions to deliver core learning objectives while providing a personal, local dimension to the story of the battle and its longstanding legacy at each site.

From Aberdeen to Somerset, London to Cardiff, the exhibitions varied significantly in size and for some, the solution was largely graphics-based. For others, PLB were able to design and deliver a broad range of interpretative media, including:

  • Incorporating 3D replicas of key items within the system graphics.
  • A large photo opportunity, enabling visitors to be pictured standing shoulder to shoulder with the British soldiers at the battle.
  • A family trail, specific to each site, helping them to discover key stories and collections of that regiment and their followers


This part of the museum looks at the Battle of Waterloo which took place in 1815
A child engages with interactive rubbing table
Visitors can read about the history of the British Army

“PLB were really flexible and worked well with our team.  They coped well with everything that was thrown at them!”

Sarah Glaves, Design Team Leader

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