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Assistant Textile Conservator, Stella Gardner adjusting a silk dress made from escape and evade maps used during the Second World War, on loan from Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. Image © Stewart Attwood

New display explores the personal stories behind Second World War Maps

A new display at the National War Museum in Edinburgh Castle will explore the purpose, importance and personal significance of military maps in the Second World War.  

Legacies of Empire at the National War Museum. Copyright National Museums Scotland-2

Legacies of Empire

27 November 2020 to 29 January 2023
National War Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

A new exhibition at the National War Museum, Legacies of Empire, examines the histories connected to objects brought back from colonial conflicts by the military forces of the British Empire.