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The Games Mission: Discover Culloden's weapons

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This year the Olympics are holding shooting events at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London. These barracks were built around the time the battle of Culloden took place.

  • Discover what kinds of weapons the soldiers at that time were using. Were the Jacobites and the Government army using different weapons? What kinds of weapons can you find on display?
  • Draw a picture or write a description of one of the weapons.
  • There are great examples in the Battle Exploration Zone. Maybe you can get your friends and family to join in.

  • Tip: keep your eyes peeled; there may be real soldiers around who can show you how to use the weapons too!


    These Missions were produced in Partnership with the National Trust for Scotland’s Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre.


    Can you find out which weapon could fire the furthest - a Field Gun, a Musket or a Pistol?

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    Discover Explore has been built by The Workshop. It is part of Discovering Places which is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor

    Discovering Places is delivered in partnership between The Heritage Alliance and London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

    Original artwork by Tom Morgan-Jones & The Geography Collective.