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Plan your day at the National Army Museum

Free entry

Our five dynamic galleries showcase thousands of objects from across our collections. Situated over four floors, they tell a huge range of stories from the Army's history.

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Galleries at a glance

From Napoleon’s horse to Lawrence of Arabia’s robes, there's a lot to explore in our galleries. But if you're short of time, here are some of the most popular things to see and do.

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Opening hours


Open daily: 10am - 5.30pm
Last admission: 5pm
Open until 8pm on the first Wednesday of the month
Closed: 24-26 December and 1 January

Templer Study Centre

Open Tue-Sat: 10am to 5pm
Closed: Sun-Mon
Scheduled closure: 12 March 2020

Opening hours

Play Base

Open daily: 9.40am - 5.20pm
Last admission: 4.20pm

The Shop

Open daily: 10am - 5.30pm

The Café

Open Mon-Fri: 10am - 4pm*
Open Sat-Sun: 10am - 5pm
* Until 5pm during school holidays

Getting here


Sloane Square is a 10-minute walk.


Victoria is a 20-minute walk.


170 stops outside the Museum.

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Getting here


Ormonde Gate is the nearest Santander Cycles docking station.

River Bus

Battersea Power Station Pier is a 15-minute walk.

Visitors in the atrium

Something for everyone


Family visits

There's plenty for you and your family to enjoy at the National Army Museum. Explore our interactive galleries, develop new skills at the Play Base, grab a bite to eat in The Café and pick up a souvenir from The Shop.

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Group visits

We're an ideal destination for group outings, whether you’re looking to learn something new or simply to socialise.


Schools visits

We have developed a comprehensive learning service for primary and secondary schools.

The Café

The Café is a perfect place to meet, eat and drink. We serve the best whole-leaf tea and hand-roasted coffee, together with tasty, seasonal food.

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The Shop

The Shop offers carefully chosen ranges rich in culture and contemporary design inspired by the history of the Army and the Museum's collections.

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Please refrain from bringing food and drink into the National Army Museum.

A visitor being greeted by a member of staff.


Visitor Information

We offer a range of facilities including accessible toilets, baby changing and feeding areas, and free Wi-Fi throughout the museum.

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Visitor Information

Access and equality

We hope that everyone who visits will be able to enjoy their experience. There is full access to the galleries and we have a wide range of services for disabled visitors.

Contacting us

Get in touch

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 4HT

020 7730 0717

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