'Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918' exhibition


Until 3 March 2019

Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918

Sir Alfred Munnings was one of Britain's most celebrated equine artists. This exhibition features over 40 original paintings from his time with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

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The Relief of the Light Brigade, 25th October 1854

Horses in war


Until 9 June 2019

Call in the Cavalry

From flamboyant uniforms to fast horses, this exhibition looks at the shared heritage between the Hungarian and British hussars.

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Horse power in the First World War

The Army could not have functioned without its hard-working horses helping to carry and pull supplies, ammunition, artillery and even the wounded.

Stories & Events


Explore more stories and events that reveal the vital roles horses have played in supporting soldiers both on and off the battlefield.

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The defence of Rorke’s Drift, 22-23 January 1879

Zulu War


Defence of Rorke's Drift

This battle took place 140 years ago on 22-23 January 1879. A huge force of Zulus attacked a small British garrison, but was eventually repelled after more than 12 hours of bitter fighting.

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'Then, the Red Soldier': The Zulu War, 140 years on

Join author Ian Knight on 29 March to find out more about the origins and impact of the Zulu War, and how the conflict is perceived today.


Zulu War

In 1879, the British fought a war against the Zulu kingdom. The Zulus resisted bravely and were only defeated after a series of particularly bloody battles that have gone down in the annals of colonial warfare.

‘The German offensive. British guns going forward’, 1918

First World War


First World War in Focus

Discover the national and global impact of the First World War and hear the stories of men and women whose lives were affected by the conflict.

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Second Lieutenant Noel Evans

A collection of letters and photographs reveals the story of 19-year-old Second Lieutenant Noel Evans and the tragic timing of his death on the morning the Armistice was signed.


Peace and commemoration

After the Armistice in November 1918, millions of soldiers hoped to be home soon. But demobilisation was a huge task. How best to mark the victory and commemorate the fallen was also hotly debated.

Drill sergeant interactive in Soldier gallery

Fun for families


Ten family favourites

Go on an adventure through our galleries to find fascinating objects, surprising stories and interactive fun. Make the most of your visit with this selection of family favourite experiences.

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Play Base

Play Base is an immersive experience for children aged 8 or under, offering a variety of fun and engaging activities. Take on the assault course, climb aboard a truck or prepare scoff in the cookhouse.

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