Last updated: 16 September 2016
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20 January 2017
We are excited to announce the new National Army Museum will be opening its doors to the public on 30 March 2017. It will feature five new state-of-the-art galleries, a new early learning facility...
17 January 2017
Following the announcement that the new National Army Museum will be opening in March 2017, here’s a glimpse of what to expect from our five new state-of-the-art galleries.
22 December 2016
Watch the delicate and difficult process of conserving the skeleton of Napoleon Bonaparte’s horse, Marengo.
20 December 2016
To get the Museum ready for opening we’ve been conserving lots of objects, preparing them for display. In this video find out how we made a 3D printed copy of a wax teaching model, created by surgeon...
19 December 2016
Watch students delving into the history of conscription at the Houses of Parliament in our Learning Team’s latest exciting project.
15 December 2016
While the Museum has been closed, the Learning Team have been hard at work developing an innovative and exciting new learning service. Here, Acting Head of Learning Amy Cameron talks about how the...
13 December 2016
Catherine Beckett, our Families Assistant, talks about taking some of the activities planned for our new early years learning facility, Play Base, out on the road.
2 December 2016
Our events programme is continually evolving as we trial new and exciting ways to re-present 100-year-old history. Public Programmes Manager Katy Jackson talks about our latest pop-up venture, 'The...
29 November 2016
Watch the conservation of Major ‘Bronco’ Lane’s frostbitten toes and see them transformed, ready for display in the new Museum.
24 November 2016
It's ‘Explore Your Archives’ week – a campaign led by the National Archives to draw attention to our great cultural institutions, giving them an opportunity to showcase their amazing archives and...
22 November 2016
We’ve recently made the enlistment books of the five disbanded Irish regiments available online, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Alastair Massie, our Head of Research...
11 November 2016
This Scottish poppy from the Museum’s collection is an important artefact dating from the early days of the Poppy Appeal. Ready for display in the new Museum, the poppy has undergone a dramatic...
8 November 2016
Many may assume that the closure of the Museum has meant our vast collections have been hidden away in storage until opening in Spring 2017. However, through an extensive loan programme, our objects...
1 November 2016
Along with the physical transformation of the Museum, the public events programme is also going through a period of change and development. Here, Public Programmes Manager Katy Jackson explores how...
18 October 2016
The Museum has recently acquired Lawrence of Arabia’s dagger, robes and kaffiyah, saving them for the nation from export, thanks to funding from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF).
14 October 2016
Last month, curator Jasdeep Singh attended and spoke at the International Heritage and Museums Conference in Lahore. Here he shares his experiences of the visit.
6 October 2016
In this video, we meet Verity Rowsell from BDP, the architects of the new National Army Museum building. She tells us about the project, and reveals some of the most exciting and challenging parts.
22 September 2016
As part of our ‘Coatee to Couture’ mentoring programme, we partnered with Derby University to provide some of its fashion students with inspiration for their work. Here, Museum curator and mentor...
22 September 2016
Curator Rebecca Newell talks about a paper she presented to the 24th General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) explaining how the National Army Museum will tell the complex,...
22 September 2016
Marking a huge step on the road to opening, the first objects have now been placed in the museum in Chelsea. These include an 18-pounder field gun and a Humber Pig armoured vehicle.
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