Throughout time humanity has always known conflict and ceremony. These conflict and ceremonial paths have led humanity to create (and destroy) many magnificent wonders throughout our short existence on this planet. This exhibition investigates some of the helmets that humanity has created for both military and ceremonial purposes, and explores how they have changed over time. From early Vikings, to explorers in the 17th Century, both the purpose and practicality of these headpieces have changed. Some cultures and time periods chose to focus strictly on creating protective headwear to ensure soldier survival, while others created beautifully painted and crested ceremonial pieces. This selection of helmets demonstrates the diversity of cultures in these different time periods, with examples of both military style helmets and purely ceremonial headwear.