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

Fun 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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Tank takeover

Climb aboard the Churchill Mk VII to experience life as a tank crew in Normandy during the Second World War.

Everyone in your family can join in by getting behind the wheel, acting as look-out from the turret, and even manning the guns. 

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Family inside the interactive tank

Children marching


Look sharp and stand straight while you march in time and fall in for some Army-style training.

Do you have what it takes to be as disciplined as a serving soldier? Can you impress our virtual drill sergeant? 

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Can you blend in?

Explore how army uniforms have transformed from the 1970s to the present day. Try on some camouflage, snap a selfie and see if you've disappeared into the background.

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Visitor in camo selfie
Child using interactive table

Take command

Can you make big decisions under pressure? Find out with our interactive strategy table.

Choose a mission, test your leadership skills, and lead your battle group to victory!

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Face the music

From The Beatles to Bowie, Tipperary to The Trooper, hear which of your favourite songs were inspired by the Army.

With over 300 years of military music on our jukebox you can boogie to songs both old and new.

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Family listening to army-inspired songs in Society gallery

Visitors in cafe

Take a rest

Need a quick rest from exploring our galleries? Take a seat in our modern café, serving a wide selection of British fare - from homemade food and pastries to hand roasted coffee.

Kids eat free (weekends and school holidays). 
Buy 1 adult meal and get 1 kids meal free.
Terms and conditions apply, subject to availability.

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Battle the assault course

Younger visitors can put their physical fitness and teamwork to the test in our assault course.

Overcome obstacles with new friends to see if you've got what it takes!

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Kids in playbase

Child playing under dingo tank

Go down under

Explore the many supporting roles of British soldiers. And don’t miss the Dingo Scout Car, used by the Army around the world for gathering information during the Second World War. 

For our smallest visitors, go down under and practise your army crawl through a tunnel beneath the vehicle.

Find me in Soldier gallery

Guardsman dress-up

Pop on a bearskin, don a red coat and change into one of the guards.

Stand to attention in the sentry box and don't forget to smile for a selfie.

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Children dressed up in guardsman's uniform
Family designing their own cap badge

Make your mark

British Army badges come in all shapes and sizes. Explore different badges and discover each of their unique meanings.

If you get inspired, you can design your own British Army badge to take home using our cap badge wall!

Find me in Army gallery

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