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Access to the Collection

Last updated: 22 August 2016

The National Army Museum is undertaking a major redevelopment project called Building for the Future. This includes the radical redevelopment of the Chelsea building which remains closed until 2017.

Access to our Collection is temporarily suspended while we are planning and implementing the move back to the museum in Chelsea.

We will be re-opening the Reading Room at our Stevenage store on Thursday 17 November where you will be able to access items by appointment. Our Templer Study Centre will re-open in Chelsea in 2017.

We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back to the new museum.

Enquiries about the Collection

Due to the preparation required in managing our Collections move, we are not currently able to answer enquires. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Our full enquiries service will re-open on 14 November 2016. Further information on how you can make an enquiry will be published on our Research Enquiries page.

Other ways to access the Collection

Access to selected items from the Collection of the National Army Museum is provided free of charge through online resources including our Online Collection. We also host a range of online exhibitions that highlight the role of the British Army, presenting many aspects of the Museum’s fascinating Collection.

You can also see the National Army Museum's Collection through a series of special displays, events and education programmes taking place around the country. See our Events section for further details.

The Museum meets its obligations to provide information about the Collection under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, but where certain costs are incurred the Museum is entitled to make a charge.


For information about borrowing items from the Collection, please visit our Guide to Borrowing from the National Army Museum.

Information & Enquiries

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