Special Forces: In the Shadows

Closing 28 October 2018

Special Forces: In the Shadows

Last chance to visit our major exhibition, which ends on 28 October 2018. Come and explore the extreme training, secret missions, and total dedication of the Special Forces.

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'Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918' exhibition


30 November 2018 - 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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What's on at the National Army Museum

The First VC of the European War, 1914. Captain Francis Grenfell, 9th Lancers at Audregnies, 24 August 1914



The Germans

In this video, we look back on Britain's long and sometimes surprising relationship with Germany. This is the last in a series showing how changing national interests have affected military thinking over time.

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The Americans

In this video, we look at Britain's military relationship with the United States from the 18th century.


The French

In this video, we look at Britain's military relationship with France from the 17th century.

28th Light Cavalry on patrol, c1918

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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Captain Gerald Uloth

The letters of Captain Gerald Uloth shed light on the British military mission to Transcaspia in Central Asia which sought to counter Bolshevik, German and Turkish influence.


1918: Year of victory

The German Spring Offensive saw mobile warfare return to the Western Front. Despite early gains, the Germans exhausted themselves, setting the stage for a successful Allied counter-offensive.

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..."