Hands-on: hats and helmets

Children dressing up in a jacket and hat
Explore Army headgear in this tactile event for children who are visually impaired, partially sighted or blind.

This event is recommended for children aged 5 to 12 who are visually impaired, blind or partially sighted, along with their parents, carers and siblings.

My hat, your hat

Join storyteller Giles Abbott to hear all about what happened when two armies met.

Head on

Get your fingers on real helmets from our handling collection, then use different materials to make and test your own. Can you build a helmet that would protect a soldier?

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