Visit the galleries

Self-guided gallery visits

Schools that do not want to attend a workshop but would still like to visit the Museum are welcome to come for a self-guided tour of the galleries. Our interactive galleries showcase a huge number of objects that tell fascinating stories about the Army’s past and present.

Gallery trails

Enrich your trip by downloading our free gallery trails. We have many topics to choose from and each trail is curriculum-linked and tested by teachers and pupils.

Choose a trail

How to book

Self-guided visits to the museum are free. But please inform our Learning team in advance by completing our online booking form.

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School children visiting Soldier gallery

Schools facilities

We have a number of facilities available to help make your visit easier.

Lunch room

All schools, whether they are taking part in a workshop or coming for a self-guided visit, can use the lunch room in the Foyle Centre for eating packed lunches and storing bags.

Groups entrance

We also have a groups entrance for schools. This leads directly to the Foyle Centre to make your arrival easier.

Preliminary visits

The new museum has completely changed from before the closure period. Even if you have visited us before, we strongly recommend a preliminary visit so you can familiarise yourself with the new galleries and layout, as well as to help inform your planning and risk assessment.

If you would like to meet our Learning team during your preliminary visit, send an email to

Plan a visit Download a brochure

The shop

The Shop

Don’t forget to make time to visit the shop as part of your school trip.  We have a wide range of pocket money items for you to take home as a memento of your visit.

If you want to save time we offer a selection of goody bags, which can be pre-ordered for collection on your visit. Please choose a goody bag from the selection below and complete the relevant section of the online booking form.

Goody Bag 1

Price: £3.00

A School Essentials paper bag containing:

1 x branded pencil
1 x branded wooden 30cm ruler
1 x branded eraser

**Receive a free National Army Museum Guidebook for goody bag orders of 25 or more.**

Goody bag 1

Goody Bag 2

Price: £5.00

A gift bag containing:

1 x camouflage notebook
1 x branded button badge
1 x branded pencil

**Receive a free National Army Museum Guidebook for goody bag orders of 25 or more.**

Goody bag 2

Goody Bag 3

Price: £7.00

A gift bag containing:

1 x branded camouflage bookmark
1 x branded keyring
1 x branded pen

**Receive a free National Army Museum Guidebook for goody bag orders of 25 or more.**

Goody bag 3

Please note...

Goody bags need to be pre-ordered 7 days in advance of your visit and paid for by cash or card on the day of your visit.

The items shown in the bags are subject to availability.  If we are unable to fulfil your order with a particular line, a suitable replacement of the same value will be used instead.

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