Over fifty years in operation, the Army Museum has amassed a large collection of military medals dating back to the earliest days of our country’s history. Each medal represents a pivotal moment in our development as a nation--and tells a powerful story of a soldier’s service and sacrifice in times of conflict.
Since ancient times, tokens of service have been given to soldiers for their contributions in the field of battle. The modern medal consists of a ribbon and a medallion and is a mark of honour and awarded to an individual to denote heroism, meritorious conduct, outstanding service or achievement.
We invite you to come and see these medals in all their shining glory. The collection includes some very unique and rare medals, including an original Victoria Cross awarded to a Canadian in the First World War.
If you enjoy a little intrigue, come and see a German Iron Cross, reputed to have been salvaged from the plane flown by the notorious Rudolph Hess--Hitler’s second-in-command--during his famous flight from Germany in 1941.
Examples of our medal collection are always on public display. To view any special collection in its entirety, we ask that you contact the Army Museum in advance to book a private appointment with the curator or a member of the museum staff.