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

What's on at the National Army Museum

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Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945
Exhibition

12 September 2020 - 31 December 2021

FREE

Foe to Friend

More than a million British soldiers have lived and served in Germany over the past 75 years. Immerse yourself in their stories and follow their evolution from conquerors and occupiers to allies and friends.

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Soldiers of the British West Indies Regiment, c1916
Exhibition

19 May - 31 October 2021

FREE

West Indian Soldier

Discover the shared military heritage between the UK and the Caribbean in this special exhibition exploring the role of West Indian soldiers in the British Army.

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Children attending an activity workshop
Workshop

4 - 6 August 2021, 11.00am

FREE

Ready, Steady, Radio

Discover the story of the British Forces Network and test your skills as a Foley artist as you create your own sound effects in this interactive family workshop.

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A private of the 8th West India Regiment, c1803
Talk

6 August 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

Establishing the West India Regiments

Professor David Lambert discusses the establishment of the West India Regiments and explores the debates that surrounded their formation.

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Children attending a giant games workshop
Workshop

11 - 13 August 2021

FREE

Giant Games for Little Soldiers: Cold War Edition

Step inside our life-size board game this summer holiday and battle it out to see who wins.

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'Urban Warfare in the 21st Century' book cover
Book Launch

12 August 2021, 7.00pm

£8.00

Urban Warfare in the 21st Century

Professor Anthony King launches his latest book which examines the character and impact of urban warfare in modern times.

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Fragment of the Berlin Wall on display in the Foe to Friend exhibition
Talk

13 August 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

The Berlin Wall

Join Professor Patrick Major as he marks the 60th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall by exploring the crisis that followed.

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Children attending an activity workshop
Workshop

18 - 20 August 2021, 10.30am

FREE

Codebreaker Challenge

Can you crack the code, save the secrets and stop the Cold War from getting hot?

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'Dead Men Telling Tales' book cover
Talk

20 August 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

Dead Men Telling Tales

Join Matilda Greig as she explores the fascinating lives and afterlives of Napoleon’s soldiers and the stories they told.

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Members of the British West Indies Regiment watching aircraft, 1918
Discussion

25 August 2021, 7.00pm

FREE

Climbing the Ranks: West Indian Soldiers of the First World War

Discover how soldiers of Caribbean origin, including those serving with the British West Indies Regiment, experienced the First World War.

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Child playing on a drum
Workshop

25 - 27 August 2021

FREE

Berlin Beat

Explore the Berlin Military Tattoo and construct your own instrument inspired by the drums in our collection.

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British officers of the Guides Infantry, c1879
Talk

27 August 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

Personality, Politics and Patronage in the Late Victorian Army

Join Professor Ian Beckett as he explores the late Victorian Army and the complex relationships between its leading figures.

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