Last updated: 16 January 2015
Explore the stories surrounding select objects from the National Army Museum's Collection and get behind-the-scenes glimpses of the curators at work.
Newly digitised historic military records launched online today reveal the money paid by the British government to the families of men killed in the First World War and the Boer War.
The National Army Museum is thrilled to have acquired the substantial medal collection of Bevis Shergold, Olympic athlete and Second World War servicewoman.
An album of more than 1,000 photographs sheds new light on the Second World War. Many of the images show scenes from the famously unsuccessful Operation MARKET GARDEN, making the acquisition particularly poignant in its 70th anniversary year.
July 22 marks the day that the 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers) captured the Jingling Johnny at the Battle of Salamanca in 1812. The relic would become a treasured regimental mascot for over a hundred years.
The National Army Museum has recently acquired the document that signalled the end of the Falklands War, the original telex announcing the official surrender of the Argentine land forces to the British on 14 June 1982.
Contemporary artist Susan Stockwell has been working with the Museum to create a new work of art for the Collection. Curator Sophie Stathi takes a look at some of the historic textiles that have inspired Susan.
A newly acquired textile, which draws together over 175 years of the British Army’s presence in Afghanistan, is going on public display at the National Army Museum.
Take a break from fighting through the shops, tackling the turkey and battling the festive bulge, and discover how soldiers serving in Afghanistan share the festive cheer and celebrate Christmas despite the threats of conflict.
In 1647 Christmas was almost cancelled as the Long Parliament and its army tried to banish all festivities, from carol singing to mince pies, that smacked against the sober Puritan values of the period.
As we approach Armistice Day (11 November), the Museum is remembering the very significant work of the women nurses and drivers of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry in the First World War (1914-18).
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Due to maintenance works, there will be no phone service on Sunday 11 December 2016.
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