• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

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Shakespeare and War

Visit our new exhibition to discover some of the ways in which Shakespeare has shaped how we think about soldiers and the Army, and how we imagine war and its consequences today.

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Lynx helicopter on display in the Atrium

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The National Army Museum and its exhibitions are free for everyone, with no need to book in advance. Our galleries have recently undergone an exciting refresh, so there are plenty of new objects to see.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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‘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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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.

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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..."