Templer Study Centre

The Templer Study Centre is the National Army Museum's on-site study and research space.

It is an excellent research resource for exploring the history of the British Army and learning more about its impact on the wider world.

The entrance to the Templer Study Centre

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Closure for staff training:
17 January 2019


Lower Ground Floor Lower Level

Wheelchair access:
Via the lift in the Discover More gallery

Plan a visit


Our archive of documents contains a wealth of material for researching:

  • Military history
  • Campaigns and battles
  • Personal stories
  • Political and social history
  • Fashion
  • Science, technology and engineering

A visitor uses TSC facilties


Our library contains over 55,000 books, and represents a particularly strong collection of regimental and campaign histories. We also have over 3,670 maps and charts and 10,000 separate photographic collections available to view.


  • Quiet Reading Room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Lockers

Computer terminals are available for visitors to study our collections and access extra research resources. Our Templer Study Centre staff are also on hand to offer their expertise.

Do I need to register?

Anyone wanting to undertake study or research in the Templer Study Centre will need to register for a free Reader’s Card. You can sign up on arrival at the Templer Study Centre.

Proof of ID

Reader’s Cards are free, but to obtain one you will need to bring two different forms of identification, one of which must be photographic, and one of which must have proof of address.

Online booking coming soon

We will soon be introducing a system that allows you to pre-book the research material you would like to view at the Templer Study Centre. You will be able to do this online at any time using our Inventory Search.

Inventory Search

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