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

Galleries

Civil War armour and weaponry, c1640s

Formation

Formation gallery brings to life the origins, organisation and traditions of Britain’s army. It introduces the Army’s evolving role on the home, European and world stage over the past 350 years, and explores the values that motivate its soldiers.

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Soldier

Soldier gallery looks at what it's like to serve as a soldier. From joining up as a new recruit to coming home, it explores soldiers' experiences through their own words and often surprisingly personal objects.

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'Dingo' scout car in Soldier gallery

Visitor looking at Lawrence of Arabia's robes and dagger

Army

Army gallery addresses fundamental questions such as 'Why do we have an army?' It explores the origins of the Army in the chaos of the British Civil Wars, its major role in the political development of the country, and its impact on global history.

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Society

Society gallery brings together objects and stories that tell us about our relationship with the Army. It examines the Army as a cultural and military force that impacts on our customs, technologies and values.

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Visitors looking at the fashion wall in Society gallery

Captain Siborne's model of the Battle of Waterloo

Battle

Battle gallery demonstrates how the Army fulfils its most challenging task - fighting battles. It covers the entire history of the Army at war, from the 17th century to the present day.

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