World Wars, 1905-1945

Permanent exhibition

This gallery explores the role of the British Commonwealth's civilian armies and their defence of democracy during the First and Second World Wars, the era of 'Total War'

Changing the World 1784-1904

Permanent exhibition

This gallery examines the British Army's role in the expansion and defence of British trade, political interest, and empire, and its effect on the shape of Britain and the world today

Kids' Zone

Permanent exhibition

This colourful children's play area explores aspects of army life from camping to clothing and includes a dedicated soft-play space for babies, plus arts and crafts, dressing-up costumes, books,...

The World's Army – Empire, Commonwealth and Dominion Soldiers

Permanent exhibition

Explore the lives of people from around the world involved in the First and Second World Wars and the great advance made in technologies of warfare in our family interactive zone

Victorian Soldier Action Zone

Permanent exhibition

Are you a drummer boy, an infantryman or a cavalry officer? Find out in the Museum's interactive Victorian Action Zone. Quizzes, games and hands-on activities help you learn about life as a Victorian...

Korea 1950 – 53: The Cold War's Hot War

Permanent exhibition

Examine the role of the British Army during the first and only UN war to date. Mixing personal objects and artefacts from the Museum's collection with contemporary media reports

The Making of Britain Display

Permanent exhibition

Investigate the Army's role in creating and defending the nation state of Great Britain we know today

National Service Display

Permanent exhibition

Explore the contribution of Britain's post-war national service conscripts as they moved from civilian to soldier. Personal stories of endless drilling and grueling inspections are contrasted with...

Conflicts of Interest

Permanent exhibition

Looking beyond the media headlines, explore the conflicting interests of enforcing peace through a violent means, balancing global security with the needs of vulnerable communities and the demands of...

World Wars, 1905-1945

Permanent exhibition

Explore the role of the British Commonwealth's civilian armies and their defence of democracy during the First and Second World Wars, the era of 'Total War'

Changing the World 1784 – 1904

Permanent exhibition

Examining the British Army's role in expansion and defence of British trade, political interest, and empire, and its effect on the shape of Britain and the world today

Kids' Zone

Permanent exhibition

Discover the Museum’s new soft-play area, with forest and arctic themed climbing frames for kids to scale, slide and run through. This colourful children's play area explores aspects of army life...

Security and the army tour

Event until 01.12.2018 0:00

In 2018 we’re looking at the army’s role in UK and world security throughout history. This monthly tour will highlight some of the objects and stories related to key moments and the people involved....

Special Forces: Out of the Shadows

Event until 01.11.2018 0:00

Founded during the Second World War, the Special Forces is made up of six elite units, each with a unique role in British security and military operations. The exhibition looks at the work of these...

Special Forces: Out of the Shadows

Event until 18.11.2018 0:00

Founded during the Second World War, the Special Forces is made up of six elite units, each with a unique role in British security and military operations. The exhibition looks at the work of these...

Call in the Cavalry

Event on 25.10.2018 10:00

From flamboyant uniforms to fast horses, this exhibition looks at the shared heritage between the Hungarian and British hussars. During the 19th century, 12 British Army regiments were retitled or...

The Muddy Choir

Event on 07.11.2018

It is November 1917 and the Third Battle of Ypres is lurching towards its bloody conclusion. Young soldiers Will, Robbie and Jumbo are thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing...

Centenary Remembrance Late

Event on 07.11.2018 18:00

Reflect on the culture of Remembrance as we mark the centenary of the Armistice. Connect, create and commemorate in this evening of discussion, music, poetry, and crafts. Join our panel discussion...

Conference: A Century of Remembrance

Event on 17.11.2018 9:30

The National Army Museum’s academic conference discusses how the First World War has been remembered over the past 100 years. Hear from an international panel of experts and learn more about how, who...

Activity: Remembrance poetry writing workshop

Event on 17.11.2018 12:00

Join a family-friendly poetry writing workshop. Lieutenant-Colonel Jo Young and Isabel Palmer, our two poets-in-residence, will guide you through writing your own piece of poetry inspired by the...

"Kids in Museums' takeover day

Event on 22.11.2018 10:15

'Kids in Museums' takeover day features a multitude of creative activities for the under-5s, their families and carers. These storytelling, craft and rhyme-time sessions are inspired by animals of...

Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918

Event on 29.11.2018

Renowned today as one of England’s finest painters of horses, Sir Alfred Munnings also created more than 40 works of art as part of the Canadian War Memorials Fund. Commissioned in 1918 to record...

Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918

Event on 30.11.2018 10:00

Sir Alfred Munnings was one of Britain’s most celebrated equine artists. This exhibition features over 40 original paintings from his time with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World...