Open House London

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Discover how we designed and built the new National Army Museum at this weekend of talks and tours as part of the Open House London festival of architecture.

Saturday programme

Designing the new National Army Museum

16 September 2017, 2pm – 2.45pm

Join architects Verity Rowsell and David Artis for a 45-minute discussion on how they designed the new museum.

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Architect tours

16 September 2017, 10.30am and 1pm

Join architects Verity Rowsell and David Artis for a 25-minute tour of the new National Army Museum.

Build your own museum

16 September 2017, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Have a go at building your own version of the National Army Museum using wooden planks. Create a sculpture, like our Desert Rat, to display in your museum.

Sunday programme

Installing the new National Army Museum

17 September 2017, 2pm – 2.45pm

Join collections team members Terri Dendy and Vicky Singleton for a 45-minute discussion on the challenge of decanting a museum, and reinstalling 2,500 objects into the new one.

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Architect tours

17 September 2017, 10.30am and 1pm

Join architects Verity Rowsell and David Artis for a 25-minute tour of the new National Army Museum.

Build your own museum

17 September 2017, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Have a go at building your own version of the National Army Museum using wooden planks. Create a sculpture, like our Desert Rat, to display in your museum.

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