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Gold watch belonging to a survivor of the sinking of the transport Birkenhead in 1852

Research Enquiries

Last updated: 22 August 2016

Making an enquiry

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.

Due to the preparation required in managing a move of our Collections back to Chelsea, we are not currently able to answer enquiries. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Our full enquiries service will re-open on 14 November 2016.

The only exceptions to this policy are:

  1. Ordering an image from our Picture Library
    Find out more about selecting and ordering images
  2. Donating an item to our collection
    Please include a description of the item(s) together with some images
  3. Public event bookings and enquiries
    Find out more about our programme of public events
  4. A Freedom of Information request

We aim to respond to these enquiries within 20 days. Please email us on

Information & Enquiries

Contact the General Enquiries desk: