The museum pays respect to soldiers in the British army and tries to convey this feeling to viewers. The museum will expose visitors to wars from both the front and the rear of battle. These include tanks, artillery, planes, espionage equipment, and more. The museum also features a "surrender letter" of German forces in Europe. In addition, you will find approximately 10,000 works related to war, paintings and sculptures. Information on the lives of the residents of the home front during the fighting is also on display. One of the chilling permanent exhibits you will see in the museum deals with the Holocaust.
In the museum you will also find the war rooms of Churchill, Her Majesty’s warship Belfast, and Her Majesty's Air Force Museum. There is also a café and a tea room.