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National Army Museum embarks on gallery refreshment project

Lynx helicopter on display at the National Army Museum

Over the next two years, the National Army Museum is undertaking a rolling refreshment of its permanent galleries, starting with Army gallery.

Drawing on five years of visitor feedback, scholarship and audience research, this project aims to help visitors better understand what the Army is, what it does, the people who have served in it, and its impact both in Britain and abroad.

To make these changes, a temporary closure of the current gallery is required. Army gallery will close on 26 January 2022 and re-opens in late Spring 2022.

Justin Maciejewski DSO MBE, Director of the National Army Museum, said:

'This exciting programme of work, although causing some temporary disruption, will enable us to better tell the story of Our Army and the soldiers who have served in it in a way that engages, excites and inspires our visitors.'

Throughout this project, the Museum will continue to host temporary exhibitions.

Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945 has been extended to 21 August 2024.

Brothers in Arms, currently in the Focus gallery, runs until 6 May 2022 and will be followed by 'Road to Recovery' from 25 June 2022.

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About the National Army Museum

Established in 1960 by Royal Charter, the National Army Museum is the United Kingdom’s leading authority on the history and traditions of the British Army. It explores the impact that soldiers from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth have had throughout the world, from the 17th century to the present day. Through its world-class collections, the Museum safeguards and shares the stories and values of ordinary people who have been called upon to bear extraordinary responsibilities on behalf of others.

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