• 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Chelsea History Festival 2020

Chelsea History Festival

World-class speakers, authors and historians bring the past to life on a virtual and physical stage.

From military to art history, natural to social history, immerse yourself in over 50 varied events and discover the relevance of history today.
 
Speakers include Andrew Roberts, Ben Macintyre, James Holland, Anne Applebaum, Philippe Sands, Hallie Rubenhold, Sir Michael Morpurgo, Olivette Otele, Laura Spinney, Christina Lamb, Baroness Helena Kennedy, Valerie Hansen, Peter Frankopan, Martin Brown and Sir Don McCullin.
 
There are events to engage everyone, from the experts to the curious. Families can explore the oasis of Chelsea Physic Garden at their exclusive free open days on 26 and 27 September, or try out marching drills with a First World War soldier.

The Chelsea History Festival is a partnership between three major heritage sites in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, along Royal Hospital Road: the National Army Museum, the Royal Hospital Chelsea and Chelsea Physic Garden.

In-venue events will take place at the National Army Museum or Chelsea Physic Garden. Unfortunately, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no events at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this year as the venue is still closed to the public. The Hospital’s first priority is to ensure the welfare of the Chelsea Pensioners at this time.

Sponsored by Cadogan.

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