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

Remembrance

'The Danger Tree' augmented reality experience

'The Danger Tree' augmented reality experience
Featured

1 November 2019 - 5 January 2020

The Danger Tree

Immerse yourself in personal stories from the First World War with this captivating display of oil paintings and augmented reality.

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Explore Remembrance stories

The coffin of the Unknown Warrior borne in a wagon with a guard of Allied soldiers, 10 November 1920

The Unknown Warrior: A mystery solved

The grave of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey contains the remains of an unidentified British serviceman who was interred in 1920 to honour the fallen of the First World War. The selection of the Warrior was a secretive event and remains shrouded in mystery.

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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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The Cenotaph in Whitehall, 1919

Peace and commemoration

After the Armistice in November 1918, millions of soldiers hoped they would soon go home. But demobilising so many troops was a huge task. How best to mark the Allied victory and commemorate the fallen also became subjects for debate.

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Scottish poppy

Scottish poppy blooms again

This Scottish poppy, currently on display in Society gallery, dates from the early days of the Poppy Appeal.

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A raiding party in a trench, 1916

First World War

The First World War was the first truly global conflict. It cost the lives of over ten million soldiers worldwide.

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A soldier en route to Sicily, 1943

Second World War

The Second World War took place between 1939 and 1945 and was the bloodiest conflict in human history. It split the world's nations into two opposing military alliances, the Allies and the Axis Powers.

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Explore Remembrance events

Soldier in Afghan poppy field, 2009
Primary (virtual)

7 September - 1 December 2020

FREE

Poppies to remember? (virtual)

Discover some of the stories of Remembrance held by the Museum, the evolution of the poppy as a symbol, and how it is used today.

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Procession bringing the Unknown Warrior to be laid to rest in Westminster Abbey, 1920
Exhibition

20 October 2020 - 14 February 2021

FREE

Buried Among Kings

One hundred years ago, the Unknown Warrior was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey. Our exhibition tells the story of this symbolic memorial dedicated to the British service personnel who died during the First World War.

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The coffin of the ‘Unknown Warrior’ being carried on to the Royal Navy destroyer HMS ‘Verdun’, Boulogne, 10 November 1920
Talk

30 October 2020, 12.00pm

FREE

The Selection of the Unknown Warrior

Curator Justin Saddington uncovers the remarkable events at the heart of our exhibition, ‘Buried Among Kings: The Story of the Unknown Warrior’.

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Poppies to remember?
Primary workshop

1 December 2020 - 23 July 2021

FREE

Poppies to remember?

Discover some of the stories of Remembrance held by the Museum, the evolution of the poppy as a symbol, and how it is used today.

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Explore Remembrance learning resources

Remembrance
Trail

KS1 (Age 5 to 7)

Remembrance

Follow this gallery trail to find out how and why people remember those who have served in wars.

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Take a view on society's relationship with the army
Video

KS3 (Age 11 to 14)

Take a view on society's relationship with the army

Explore society's opinions of the army, its operations and the soldiers who serve in it, and how and why society's attitudes fluctuate.

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"First time @NAM_London today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought the presentation & interpretation made the subject accessible..."