• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
Providing gun cover for troops coming ashore, San Carlos, 1982

Until 17 June 2022

Falklands at 40

Discover the story of the Islanders whose lives were altered by the Falklands conflict. This special display pays homage to the brave souls of the British Task Force, but also showcases the optimism and vibrancy of a community with a thriving future.

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Lynx helicopter on display in the Atrium

Lynx helicopter on display in the Atrium

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The National Army Museum is open with measures in place so you can enjoy your experience here as safely as possible. Entry remains free and pre-booking is no longer required.

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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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Sergeant Major James Frederick Plunkett, 2nd Battalion, the Royal Irish Regiment, c1911

Sergeant Major James Frederick Plunkett, 2nd Battalion, the Royal Irish Regiment, c1911
Story

Lieutenant Colonel James Frederick Plunkett

James Frederick Plunkett served on the Western Front throughout the First World War. His courage, leadership and devotion to duty enabled him to rise from regimental sergeant major to lieutenant colonel and to become one of the most highly decorated servicemen of the war.

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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 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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