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Museum News

We've reopened our doors

The National Army Museum is open once again, with measures in place to put safety first for visitors and for staff. We are offering a simple, safe, pre-bookable one-way route around the Museum.

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Airborne troops synchronising their watches before D-Day invasion, 5 June 1944

Virtual events

Always open online

Missed any of the conversations and debates we've been streaming over recent weeks? Catch up online at any time. Guests have included authors and historians, as well as serving Army personnel.

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Queen Elizabeth opens the National Army Museum at Sandhurst, 15 July 1960

60th anniversary


A brief history of the National Army Museum

In April 1960, the National Army Museum was founded by Royal Charter. To mark the 60th anniversary, this video takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the Museum's origins and evolution.

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A history of the National Army Museum in ten exhibitions

Revisit some of the stand-out displays from the past six decades, each revealing the achievements, history and traditions of the Army.


A history of the National Army Museum in a dozen donations

Most of the objects in the Collection are in public ownership because of the generosity of individuals or organisations who have donated them.

Medical staff at Camp Bastion in Helmand, c2008


Army medics in Afghanistan

As we mark the anniversary of the NHS and celebrate the contribution of all health and care workers, it's also worth remembering the vital role played by Army medics in recent military operations.

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Coming soon from the National Army Museum

Soldiers of the Queen’s Gurkha Engineer Regiment help build Nightingale Hospital, 27 March 2020


In case of emergency

As soldiers are mobilised to help public services deal with the coronavirus pandemic, we explore how Britain has often had to rely upon the Army at times of emergency.

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Bandsmen of the 1st Battalion Connaught Rangers, Ireland, 1917


Irish soldiers' records

Search the enlistment books of the five British Army regiments disbanded on the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922.

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‘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.

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