• 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

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HM The Queen opening the National Army Museum at Sandhurst, July 1960

HM The Queen opening the National Army Museum at Sandhurst, July 1960
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A brief history of the National Army Museum

This video takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the National Army Museum's origins and evolution, from its founding at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to its transformation in 21st-century Chelsea.

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Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Opening, 15 July 1960

A history of the National Army Museum in famous faces

In the final instalment of our anniversary series, we look at some of the high-profile figures who have visited over the years, either to lend their support or simply out of enthusiasm for the Army's story.

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Hastings Room, Victoria Cross and George Cross exhibition, 1962

A history of the National Army Museum in ten exhibitions

Since 1960, the National Army Museum has been exhibiting items that reveal the achievements, history and traditions of the Army. Here, we take a look at some stand-out displays from the past six decades.

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Bronze saker gun, 1530s

A history of the National Army Museum in a dozen donations

Most of the objects held by the National Army Museum are in public ownership because of the generosity of individuals or organisations who have donated them.

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HM The Queen opening the National Army Museum at Sandhurst, July 1960

A brief history of the National Army Museum

This video takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the National Army Museum's origins and evolution, from its founding at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to its transformation in 21st-century Chelsea.

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