Summer mission: Parachute adventures

21 July - 1 September 2018

Summer mission: Parachute adventures

Fly high this summer with our free, fun-filled parachute activities for children of all ages. Get involved with our workshops and events, explore parachute stories and enjoy special offers.

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Special Forces: In the Shadows exhibition

Special Forces

Exhibition

Until 28 October 2018

Special Forces: In the Shadows

Extreme training, secret missions, total dedication. Explore the hidden world of the Special Forces at our major exhibition. From 21 July to 1 September, under 16s go free.

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Stories & Events

Special Forces uncovered

Find out more about the Special Forces, from their Second World War origins to today's covert missions, with our evolving programme of stories and events.

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

Alliances

Video

The Germans

With Germany's role in the global alliance system hitting the headlines, we look back on Britain's long and sometimes surprising relationship with this European power. This is the last of a series showing how changing national interests have affected military thinking over time.

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Video

The Americans

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

Video

The French

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

Albert Medal awarded to Lieutenant Bernard Ellis, 1/5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 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

Lieutenant Bernard Ellis

In July 1918, Lieutenant Bernard Ellis took up a new post as a bombing instructor in Mesopotamia. For his heroism in this role, Ellis received the Albert Medal.

Story

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

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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Families

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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