Raised in 1689, this infantry regiment served in many campaigns until the 1881 Army reforms, when it was merged into the East Lancashire Regiment.
Raised in 1755, this infantry unit served with the Army until the 1881 Childers Reforms, when it was amalgamated with the 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment to form the East Lancashire Regiment.
This infantry unit was raised in 1758. It served with the British Army until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged with the 96th Regiment to form The Manchester Regiment.
This infantry unit was raised in 1824. It served with the British Army until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged with the 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment to form The Manchester Regiment.
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst has trained the Army’s officers since 1802. For generations, its officer cadets have endeavoured to live up to the academy’s motto: ‘Serve to Lead’.
Between 1849 and 1947, British and Indian soldiers undertook a series of punitive expeditions against the fiercely independent tribesmen of this wild and mountainous region.
Before campaign medals, gallantry decorations and good conduct awards were introduced in the 19th century, many regiments rewarded outstanding service with their own ‘unofficial’ medals.
Raised in the 1790s to defend Britain's Caribbean colonies, the West India Regiments fought as infantry in several campaigns. They remained a part of the British Army until disbandment in 1927.
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.
In 1896, bubonic plague broke out in Bombay. The fightback against this deadly epidemic was fully documented by a British military officer in a remarkable series of photographs.
This infantry unit was formed in 1717. It continued in service until the 1881 British Army reforms, when it became part of The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment).
This infantry unit was raised in 1793. It continued in service until the 1881 British Army reforms, when it became part of The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment).
7 September 2020 - 31 March 2021
Discover the historic contributions of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and why they have been remembered (or not) over time.
Analyse evidence from documents and artefacts, then curate an exhibition to make a case for whether the conflict was a mutiny or war of independence.
1 December 2020 - 23 July 2021
Find out about the work of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and how they helped the soldiers in the Crimea.
KS1-KS2 (Ages 5 to 11)
Discover more about Mary Seacole and her work at the British Hotel during the Crimean War.
Try our at-home scavenger hunt to help Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole on their journey to the Crimea.
Use our simple step-by step instructions to have a go at drawing Florence Nightingale, her pet owl and the ship she took to the Crimea.
KS1 (Age 5 to 7)
Follow this gallery trail to find out about soldiers' lives during the Crimean War.
KS4-KS5 (Age 14+)
Follow this gallery trail to become a documentary filmmaker exploring the British Empire in Africa.
Follow this gallery trail to become a time-travelling war correspondent reporting on conflicts of the 19th century.
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