• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Parachute Drop

Summer mission: Parachute adventures
Help the Allies prepare for the D-Day landings by creating your very own parachute and then dropping it behind enemy lines.

This summer, we're travelling back in time to explore all the different galleries at the National Army Museum.

In the second week of our summer season, join us at the Allied command centre in 1944 as we create parachutes to support the landings of Operation Overlord.

Which material, shape and design makes the best parachute? What will you choose to make sure your paratrooper hits the target and lands safely?

Session times
  • 11.00am - 11.45am
  • 12.00pm - 12.45pm
  • 2.00pm - 2.45pm
  • 3.00pm - 3.45pm
About this family activity
  • Family drop-in activities are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Booking is not required.
  • This tour is suitable for children aged 7+.
  • All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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