• 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
Army gallery uniform display cases

Museum News

We've reopened our doors

The National Army Museum is open once again, with measures in place to put safety first for visitors and for staff. We are offering a simple, safe, pre-bookable one-way route around the Museum.

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VJ Day 75: Never Forgotten

VJ Day 75: Never Forgotten
VJ Day 75

VJ75: Never Forgotten

We're joining forces with the Royal Air Force Museum, the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day with a series of free online talks and events.

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Airborne troops synchronising their watches before D-Day invasion, 5 June 1944

Airborne troops synchronising their watches before D-Day invasion, 5 June 1944
Virtual events

Always open online

Missed any of the conversations and debates we've been streaming over recent weeks? Catch up online at any time. Guests have included authors and historians, as well as serving Army personnel.

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Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Opening, 15 July 1960

Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Opening, 15 July 1960

60th anniversary

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A history of the National Army Museum in famous faces

On 15 July 1960, the National Army Museum was opened by Queen Elizabeth II. To mark the 60th anniversary, we look at some of the other high-profile figures who have supported us over the years.

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A history of the National Army Museum in ten exhibitions

Revisit some of the stand-out displays from the past six decades, each revealing the achievements, history and traditions of the Army.

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A history of the National Army Museum in a dozen donations

Most of the objects in the Collection are in public ownership because of the generosity of individuals or organisations who have donated them.

Coming soon from the National Army Museum

Soldiers of the Queen’s Gurkha Engineer Regiment help build Nightingale Hospital, 27 March 2020

Soldiers of the Queen’s Gurkha Engineer Regiment help build Nightingale Hospital, 27 March 2020
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In case of emergency

As soldiers are mobilised to help public services deal with the coronavirus pandemic, we explore how Britain has often had to rely upon the Army at times of emergency.

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Bandsmen of the 1st Battalion Connaught Rangers, Ireland, 1917

Bandsmen of the 1st Battalion Connaught Rangers, Ireland, 1917
Research

Irish soldiers' records

Search the enlistment books of the five British Army regiments disbanded on the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922.

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‘The German offensive. British guns going forward’, 1918

‘The German offensive. British guns going forward’, 1918

First World War

Microsite

First World War in Focus

Discover the national and global impact of the First World War and hear the stories of men and women whose lives were affected by the conflict.

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Second Lieutenant Noel Evans

A collection of letters and photographs reveals the story of 19-year-old Second Lieutenant Noel Evans and the tragic timing of his death on the morning the Armistice was signed.

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Peace and commemoration

After the Armistice in November 1918, millions of soldiers hoped to be home soon. But demobilisation was a huge task. How best to mark the victory and commemorate the fallen was also hotly debated.

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