National Army Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the National Army Museum

Large recently refurbished museum devoted to the British Army.

Laid out in five thematic zones, focusing on the army's history, its work, its conflict, its role overseas, and the reaction of British society to the army.

A review is here.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

National Army Museum,
Royal Hospital Road,
London,
SW3 4HT

Link to National Army Museum's website

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

Harp and Crown
This special display explores the history of Irish regiments and their soldiers.
Harp and Crown
10am to 5:30pm
Chelsea
Ends on Sun 31st July
2022-06-21
2022-07-31
 Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945
This exhibition follows the lives of British soldiers in Germany over the past 75 years.
 Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945
10am to 5:30pm
Chelsea
Ends on Wed 21st August 2024
2022-05-22
2024-08-21

Future events at National Army Museum

Join Stephen Pope as he examines how initial tank tactics were developed and how these unproven ideas survived contact with the enemy.
Friday, 22nd Jul 12pm to 1pm
 
Tank Tactics in 1916
Join Dr Glyn Prysor and Professor Mark Connelly as they discuss how perceptions of the Battle of the Somme and its memorialisation have developed over time.
Friday, 1st Jul 12pm to 1pm
 
Remembering the Somme
Join Richard Fisher and Sir Andrew Graham as they discuss the history of the Machine Gun Corps, and reflect on its impact and legacy, 100 years on from its disbandment.
Friday, 15th Jul 12pm to 1pm
 
Reflecting on the Machine Gun Corps
Join Daniel Whittingham as he explores the nature of counterinsurgency both in principle and practice.
Friday, 29th Jul 12pm to 1pm
 
Counterinsurgency: Theory and Reality
Join Professor Erica Charters as she discusses the significance of disease and medicine during Britain’s first global war.
Friday, 8th Jul 12pm to 1pm
 
The Welfare of the British Armed Forces During the Seven Years War
Join Andrew Chatterton for the launch of his new book examining Britain’s readiness to defend against a German invasion during the Second World War.
Wednesday, 13th Jul 6pm to :
 
Britain's Secret Defences
Hear stories from the survivors of the Hyde Park bombing in this special documentary to mark the 40th anniversary of the attack.
Tuesday, 19th Jul 6:30pm to :
 
The Hyde Park Bombing
Join historian Iain MacGregor as he unpicks the legend of ‘The Lighthouse’, a story of heroic struggle at the heart of the Battle of Stalingrad.
Tuesday, 26th Jul 6:30pm to :
 
The Lighthouse of Stalingrad
 

National Army Museum Map

 

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

What's the nearest railway station to National Army Museum

The nearest station is Sloane Square which is 0.5 miles away.


National Army Museum - Latest News

From WW2 to Cold War and today – the British Army in Germany
From WW2 to Cold War and today – the British Army in Germany

A James Bond style armoured car and a kettle for cups of tea in a tank are the highlights of an exhibition at the moment about the role played by the British Army in West Germany from the end of WW2 to modern times.

Army Museum shows off the secretive work of the Special Forces
Army Museum shows off the secretive work of the Special Forces

An unexpectedly topical exhibition has opened at the Army Museum that looks at the work of the special forces, the SAS, the SBS, and the three services that are even more secretive than that.

A revamped Army Museum shows off a soldiers life
A revamped Army Museum shows off a soldiers life

“It’s difficult to understand the history of Britain, if you don’t understand the history of the British Army”, Janice Murray, Director General of the refurbished National Army Museum, said at its reopening.

Lawrence of Arabia’s Dagger to remain in the UK
Lawrence of Arabia’s Dagger to remain in the UK

A dagger and the famous robes worn by T.E Lawrence while in the Middle-East have been saved for the nation.

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