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Museum Facilities

Last updated: 4 April 2014


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Access for all

We are committed to improving the accessibility of our building and our services and are currently realising a programme of refurbishment throughout the Museum.

In addition:

  • Loan wheelchairs are available at the Welcome Desk
  • Visitors with disabilities can book car parking spaces. Please telephone 020 7730 0717 in advance of your visit.
  • Audio loops are available for Lunchtime Lectures, Discussions and Celebrity Speaker events.
  • Sign language interpretation can be arranged for any event if six weeks' notice is given.
  • Large print copies of our "What's On" brochure are available on request.


The Base Café offers freshly made tea and coffee, seasonal food and snacks for all the family. The daily offer includes a range of sandwiches and salads freshly made on site every morning and a mouth-watering selection of cream teas, cakes and cookies. The kids will be happy too with their pick-your-own lunch boxes and mini meals.

Friends of the National Army Museum receive a 10 per cent discount. Large parties can reserve seating space and arrange refreshments in advance by contacting the Café on 020 7881 6608 or

Visiting regularly? Don't forget to pick up a Base Café Loyalty Card and enjoy your 10th drink free! This is available to all visitors and still allows discounts to be taken. Ask Café staff for more information.

For bigger groups why not turn your visit into an event and hire one of the Museum’s spaces to host a formal lunch or informal reception. See our Venue Hire pages for further details.


The Museum Shop offers a wide range of family learning activities and games, toys, clothes and souvenirs as well as boasting a comprehensive range of books on a broad array of military topics. Goods can be ordered by telephone (020 7881 6600), mail order or online.

British Armed Forces and Friends of the National Army Museum receive a 10 per cent discount.

In addition to the Museum Shop, you can purchase high quality prints through our Print Shop. Collection images for research and publication use can be purchased through our Picture Library. Email or call us on 020 7881 2495.

A range of facsimile reprints from the Museum’s Printed Books Collection are now also available online through our Book Shop.


There is a range of activities for families at the Museum, see our Kids section for further details. For those with younger children, baby changing units are available in the male and female toilets.

Birthday parties

For an extra special treat for your tiny troops why not book a birthday party, including an hour's exclusive access to the Kids' Zone. You can find out more details on our Birthday Parties page.

Groups and schools

A range of free, tailored presentations, object handling sessions and interactive workshops are available for primary, secondary and college students (minimum of 20) as well as independent groups. A private lunchroom and free coach parking are also available for booked group visitors. For details contact 020 7730 0717 ext 2331 (Monday to Friday) or visit our Education pages.

The Café offers group visitors tailored menus and a fast-track service. Contact us on 020 7881 6608 or for more information.

Templer Study Centre

Our specialist study centre boasts a variety of research and study tools to enable you to explore our Collection further. Open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as the first and third Saturday of every month, entry is free. To use the centre visitors must register for a Reader’s Ticket and should bring two forms of identification with them. Please see the Templer Study Centre page for further details.

Venue hire

Home to historic works of art and the latest captivating collections from modern day conflict, the Museum offers magnificent spaces and functional meeting rooms, making it an ideal venue to suit all of your event needs. See our Venue Hire pages for further details.

Join the Friends of the National Army Museum

Become a member of the Friends of the National Army Museum and receive regular newsletters, invitations to exclusive exhibition viewings, savings on tickets for Celebrity Speakers and Targeted Talks, and discounts in the Museum Shop and Café.

Information & Enquiries

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