Summer mission: Parachute adventures

Summer mission: Parachute adventures

Workshops

21 July - 1 September 2018 (Mon - Sat only)

Fly high this summer with our free activities. Design a parachute, prepare for your mission and attempt to land safely on our Giant Parachute Drop Zone.

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Workshop

Parachute games

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday in August to play games with our giant parachute. Suitable for children aged 3 to 6.

Family trail

Pack your bag

Become a paratrooper and prepare for your next mission in this trail across our galleries. There are plenty of extra challenges along the way!

Kids go free

From 21 July to 1 September, under 16s go free to our 'Special Forces: In the Shadows' exhibition.

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Kids eat free

This summer holiday, enjoy a free child's meal when you buy an adult's meal at the Cookhouse Café.

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Explore Parachute Adventures stories

Airborne forces training exercise, 2016

Top parachute facts

Military parachuting was pioneered by the Special Forces, among others, and makes up a vital part of their work. Check out these fun facts and put your parachute knowledge to the test.

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Special Forces: Could you make the cut?

Special Forces: Could you make the cut?

Listen to the stories of Special Forces veterans as they reveal some of the hard, sometimes gruesome, truths about the challenges of their training.

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Other ranks cap badge, The Parachute Regiment, c1973

The Parachute Regiment

The Parachute Regiment is Britain’s elite airborne infantry. Formed in 1942, its soldiers are trained to be resilient, disciplined, versatile, aggressive in battle and self-reliant.

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Dropping parachutists and supplies, Arnhem, September 1944

Operation Market Garden

In September 1944, the Allies launched a daring airborne operation to cross the Rhine and advance into northern Germany. Market Garden remains one of the Second World War’s most famous battles.

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Explore Parachute Adventures events

Special Forces: In the Shadows
Exhibition

17 March 2018 - 28 October 2018

£8.00

Special Forces: In the Shadows

Extreme training. Secret missions. Total dedication. Explore the hidden world of the Special Forces.

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Summer mission: Parachute adventures
Workshop

21 July 2018 - 1 September 2018

FREE

Summer mission: Parachute adventures

Design a parachute, prepare for your mission and attempt to land safely on our Giant Parachute Drop Zone in these free family-friendly workshops.

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Stories from the Special Operations Executive
Performance

29 August 2018

FREE

Stories from the Special Operations Executive

Travel back in time to meet a Special Operations Executive agent brought to life by historian and costumed interpreter Dr Kate Vigurs.

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Explore Parachute Adventures learning resources

'Pack Your Bag' family trail
Trail

KS1-KS2 (Ages 5 to 11)

Pack your bag

Become a paratrooper and prepare for your next mission in this trail across our galleries.

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