Revolutionary Objects

Eagle standard of the French 105th Regiment captured at Waterloo. Copyright National Army Museum.
Delve into our collection of artworks, objects and archive materials about events, people and ideas that shaped our modern world

Revolutionary Themes

Explore the Age of Revolution by theme - from war and the international order through social, cultural, political, economic and technological revolutions

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Chloroform Inhaler

Revolutionary Collection: The chloroform inhaler

In 1847, Dr James Simpson discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.

photo of the brass name plate 'Rocket' on Stephenson' Rocket

Stephenson's Rocket heads back to Manchester

Stephenson’s Rocket returns to Manchester for the first time in over 180 years in September 2018.

Another version of Napoleon's hat is auctioned

Another of Napoleon's many hats is sold at auction - again.