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The Printed Museum Catalogues 1920, 1924 and 1932.

These digital versions of the print catalogues give a snapshot of the museum collections at the date of publication. They provide an insight into how the museum developed as a story of empire, with objects collected from across the British Empire and donated to the museum. The many models made for the museum, like those of battlefields such as Waterloo in the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) and Sebastopol during the Crimean War (1853-1856), were a key items in the museum's role in educating the public about military history.

To use the digital catalogues click on an image to open it up. You can turn the pages and browse, or use the search box to find specific items.

Earlier versions of the museum catalogue that are not held in the RUSI Archive can be found in other collections in the UK. These can be located by searching JISC Library Hub Discover. A digital copy of the 1914 catalogue can be found on the Internet Archive from the collections of the University of California Libraries.