• CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Virtual Battlefield Tour: Isandlwana

The Battle of Isandlwana, 22 January 1879

See the battlefield of Isandlwana like never before in this special virtual tour led by Patrick Mercer and Dan Hill.

Isandlwana, the first battle of the Zulu War, saw more British soldiers lost than on any other single day between Waterloo and the First World War.

The British defeat on 22 January 1879 came as a shock to the public back home, who had grown accustomed to news of military success. Yet, it was swiftly followed by a famous victory at Rorke’s Drift, where a small British garrison managed to hold out against a huge Zulu force.

This virtual tour, led by Patrick Mercer and Dan Hill, will use a blend of the latest technology and original artefacts to take you on the ground and explore this remote battlefield like never before.

Research curators will introduce items from the National Army Museum’s world-class collection to illustrate the story and bring the events of the battle to life.

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Event format

This event will be delivered online in partnership with Battle Guide Virtual Tours.

The livestream will begin 15 minutes ahead of the advertised start time. The tour will then last for approximately 75 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for questions.

A link will be sent to all ticket holders 72 hours before the event begins.

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