• 10am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
Chelsea History Festival 2021

17 - 26 September 2021

Chelsea History Festival 2021

The Chelsea History Festival is back! World-class speakers will bring the past to life from the heart of London with over 70 exciting physical and virtual events.

Tickets now on sale

Army gallery uniform display cases

Army gallery uniform display cases

Welcome back

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Book your visit online

The National Army Museum is open with measures in place so you can enjoy your experience here as safely as possible. Entry remains free, but please book a free time slot before visiting.

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Virtual events

Events on demand

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

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Enjoy a programme of exclusive events, subscription to 'Muster' magazine, a series of walking tours exploring London’s military heritage, and a 15% discount in the Café and Shop.

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Foe to Friend exhibition poster

Foe to Friend exhibition poster

Germany

Exhibition

Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945

More than a million British soldiers have lived and served in Germany over the past 75 years. Follow their evolution from conquerors and occupiers to allies and friends in our free exhibition.

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Story

The Army and the occupation of Germany

In May 1945, following the defeat of Nazi Germany, British troops began occupying and administering a ruined country.

Story

Active Edge: The Army, Germany and the Cold War

Growing tension between East and West soon evolved into the Cold War, prompting a more defensive role for those garrisoned in West Germany.

The Battle of the Boyne, 1690

The Battle of the Boyne, 1690
Story

Battle of the Boyne

Fought on 1 July 1690 between the forces of the deposed King James II and his successor, King William III, the Battle of the Boyne was the largest military engagement ever to take place on Irish soil.

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

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

First World War

Microsite

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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Story

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.

Story

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