Barracks Life Room

Discover Barracks life with interactive galleries and uniforms to try on.

Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Explore life for soldiers during the 19th and 20th centuries at the Barracks Life Room.

The Barracks Life Room is an interactive discovery gallery; a detailed reconstruction of how a barracks room would have looked in 1879 and 1943. Try on costumes. Handle military hardware. Or access digital interactives.

This is a perfect hands-on activity for families or groups who have visited the Soldiers & Chiefs exhibition. Access is free.


  • Reconstructed living area for soldiers
  • Beds, personal effects, and clothing to try on
  • Displays of military objects
  • Interactive computer games
  • Wheelchair access

Book the Barracks Life Room for your group

The room is available Tuesday – Friday (10am – 4.30pm) but must be booked in advance. The cost is zero.

Send an email to book the Barracks Life Room.