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

Soldier Stories: Shirley Hamilton

Shirley Hamilton character actor
Meet characters, both real and imagined, from the Army’s past and hear their amazing stories in our galleries.

See history come to life in front of your eyes each Sunday with our 20-minute character actor performances.

This week, meet Shirley Hamilton, a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). Find out what inspired her to leave Jamaica for Britain during the Second World War. Hear about her wartime service as part of an anti-aircraft crew and her hopes for the future.

Meet outside Global Role gallery five minutes before the performance starts.

Performance times
  • 11.00am - 11.20am
  • 12.00pm - 12.20pm
  • 1.30pm - 1.50pm
  • 2.30pm - 2.50pm
About this family activity
  • Family drop-in activities are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
  • This activity is suitable for children aged 7+. 
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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