National Army Museum

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PLEASE NOTE: The National Army Museum is now closed to prepare for redevelopment.
Find out more on the Building for the Future site www.nam.ac.uk/Future

Discover the impact the British Army has had on the story of Britain, Europe and the world, and see how the actions of a few can affect the futures of many.
The National Army Museum tells the story of the British, Indian Army up to 1947 and the Commonwealth armies. The Museum’s Collection spans 400 years and holds over a million items, from a lamp used by Florence Nightingale to personal photographs taken by soldiers in the World Wars and has a wealth of fascinating, dramatic and poignant stories to tell. To discover more about the Museum’s Collection and its remarkable stories, please visit: www.nam.ac.uk

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

The National Army Museum is now closed to prepare for redevelopment.
Find out more on the Building for the Future site www.nam.ac.uk/Future

Admission charges

FREE

Getting there

The National Army Museum is situated on Royal Hospital Road, directly next door to the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Rail
Victoria Station is a 20-minute walk from the Museum. You can find London Rail maps on the Transport for London website.

Tube
Sloane Square (Circle and District Lines) is a 10-minute walk from the Museum. You can find London Tube maps on the Transport for London website.

Bus
Several bus routes stop within walking distance of the Museum:

Routes 11, 19, 22, 211 and 319 (King's Road)
Routes C1, 137 and 360 (Chelsea Bridge Road)
Route 170 (Royal Hospital Road, stops directly in front of the Museum)

Collection details

Weapons and War, Social History, Photography, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Visit the National Army Museum and find out how Britain's past has helped to shape our present and our future. Discover the impact our Army has had on the story of Britain, Europe and the world, and see how the actions of a few can affect the futures of many.
  • See portraits by Reynolds and Gainsborough, a lamp used by Florence Nightingale and even the skeleton of Napoleon’s horse!
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Lambeth2016

Lambeth Country Show 2016

  • 16 — 17 July 2016 12-8pm

We are delighted to be returning to the Lambeth Country Show with our touring exhibition and handling collections.

This year we will be exploring the introduction of conscription and what this meant to British and Commonwealth soldiers. Come and chat with one of our curators and find out more.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Brockwell Park
Dulwich Road
London
SE24 0PA
England

Additional info

For more information visit: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/

Admission

The show is a ticket-less event and free to enter on both days.

However, the Lambeth Country Show encourages donations to support the show in future years.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Ministry of Women

Ministry of Women: A Day Dedicated to the Graphic Novel with Birmingham University

  • 14 May 2016 9:30am-4pm

This summer sees the culmination of a project examining the role and perspective of female soldiers in the army over the past 100 years, with artist Carol Adlam and writer Helen Cross.

We are excited to be producing a graphic novel, ‘Ministry of Women’, which draws on stories from our Collection, as well as work with female veterans and women currently serving in the army to understand, reveal and better represent historic and modern voices of army service. Over the next few months we're celebrating the results by taking the finished graphic novel on tour.

In partnership with Birmingham University, join our writer Helen Cross and artist Carol Adlam for a free morning workshop about making graphic novels, followed by an afternoon panel discussion alongside artist Tom de Freston and publishers SelfMadeHero.

Where

The Other Place Theatre
Southern Lane
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6BB
England

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/outreach-events/ministry-women-day-dedicated-graphic-novel-birmingham-university

Ministry of Women

Ministry of Women: Laydeez Do Comics

  • 18 May 2016 7:30-9pm

This summer sees the culmination of a project examining the role and perspective of female soldiers in the army over the past 100 years, with artist Carol Adlam and writer Helen Cross.

We are producing a graphic novel, ‘Ministry of Women’, which draws on stories from our Collection, as well as work with female veterans and women currently serving in the army to understand, reveal and better represent historic and modern voices of army service. Over the next few months we're celebrating the results by taking the finished graphic novel on tour.

We're excited to be appearing at Laydeez Do Comics in London, a group that brings together those who make comics and those who love comics. Along with the help of Carol Adlam and Helen Cross, we'll be discussing how we made our graphic novel and reveal how it has helped us tell the stories of women in the Army.

Where

TBC

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/outreach-events/ministry-women-laydeez-do-comics

Dr Peter Johnston

Pictures, Papers and Posters: Propaganda in the First World War

  • 19 May 2016 From 12:30pm

The First World War saw every government devote massive resources and effort into mobilising their populations and sustaining morale. To support the demands, governments deployed propaganda on a scale never seen before.

During the war, propaganda grew in sophistication, complexity and vehemence. It is no overstatement to say that the efforts of states to justify their actions, and to build international support, resulted in some of the most powerful propaganda ever produced. It was during this time that propaganda became as important a weapon of war as any other.

This talk will explore the form and purpose of the propaganda produced during the First World War. It will look at how traditional mediums such as print were deployed alongside the latest technology in cinema to cajole, persuade, enrage and sustain populations through four years of war.

Peter Johnston is Collections Content Team Leader at the National Army Museum. He has previously worked as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Kent, and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster.

Where

Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre
Stewart’s Grove
London
SW3 6JJ
England

Getting there

Travel by underground
The nearest Tube station is South Kensington, about seven minutes walk through Onslow Square to Fulham Road. The Piccadilly, District and Circle lines serve South Kensington station.

Travel by bus
Several buses run past the hospital or stop nearby. Currently, bus numbers:

14, 211, 414 and 345 pass the hospital
11, 19, 22, 49, 70, 74, 319, 360, 430 and C1 have stops within easy reach.

Parking
The hospital is in a residents' parking zone, making parking nearby difficult. There are a few metered bays but these can be quite expensive. There are some disabled bays in Dudmaston Mews. Unfortunately there are no parking facilities at the hospital for patients or visitors. You may find it more convenient to travel by public transport or take a taxi.

Admission

Entry to Daytime Talks is free. However, places must be reserved in advance by contacting our customer services team on 020 7730 0717. Bookings will close three days ahead of each talk.

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/daytime-talks/pictures-papers-posters-propaganda-first-world-war

PTSD

From Shellshock to PTSD: A Discussion on How Best to Support our Troops

  • 19 May 2016 From 7pm

The National Army Museum is hosting a public discussion to explore how soldiers have been supported throughout history, how they are supported today and what more could be done.

Research and understanding relating to the health and wellbeing of soldiers returning to civilian life has developed significantly over the past 100 years. Our panellists will have ten minutes each to present their research and personal experiences on the topic. We will then take questions from the audience.

Matthew Green’s book, 'Aftershock: The Untold Story of Surviving Peace', will be available to purchase on the evening. The event will be live-tweeted.

Panellists

Matthew Green is the author of 'Aftershock: The Untold Story of Surviving Peace', published by Portobello Books. He has spent the past 14 years working as a correspondent for the Financial Times and Reuters, and has reported from more than 30 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Green is now based in London and appears regularly as a commentator on the BBC News Channel and World Service radio, and has written for publications including Monocle, Newsweek, FHM and the Literary Review.

Dr Fiona Reid is Deputy Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of South Wales. The focus of her research is shell shock, trauma and memory in the First World War, which formed the topic of her doctorate. In 2011, her book 'Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain 1914-30’ was published. Dr Reid is regional secretary for the Women’s History Network and sits on the committee of the National Army Records Society.

Jake Wood is a former reservist soldier who advised Matthew Green on his book. He served twice in Iraq in 2003 and 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2007. Following a diagnosis of severe PTSD, Jake was medically discharged in 2011. He has since published his autobiography 'Among You'.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

Army Navy Club
36-39 Pall Mall
London,
SW1Y 5JN
England

Additional info

Dress code

The dress code for the Army & Navy Club is smart. Ripped jeans, sportswear and flip-flops are not permitted and entry will be refused with no refund.

Admission

Standard tickets
Tickets are available for £7.50 and can be booked online or by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

Concession tickets
SOFNAM, Students, Military and Senior places are available for £5.00. Proof of ID is required. Concessions can only be booked by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

Dinner & Talk :
The Army & Navy Club offers a two-course dinner in their Coffee Room fine dining restaurant before each talk. Combined 'Dinner & Talk' bookings can only be made by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

£32.50 - Standard
£30.00 - Concessions

Website

http://shop.national-army-museum.ac.uk/From-Shellshock-to-PTSD

Wallace Workshop

Workshop at the Wallace Collection

  • 23 May 2016 2-4:30pm

We have teamed up with the Wallace Collection to offer a workshop showcasing the work we’ve done to research and digitise our Indian Army collections.

If you work in community learning, or you’re just interested in finding out more, come along to our free workshop to get hands-on with collection items and see artwork produced by community volunteers. Refreshments will be provided.

Where

Wallace Collection
Hertford House, Manchester Square
London
W1U 3BN
England

Admission

Reserve your place by calling our booking line on 020 7730 0717.

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/outreach-events/workshop-wallace-collection

David Killingray

A 'Sideshow' of the Second World War: East Africa, 1941

  • 2 June 2016 From 12:30pm

of historical exposure. It has often been regarded as one of the 'side shows' of the Second World War, although it certainly was not to the several hundred thousand African and European men, and some women, who fought there on the contending sides.

This lecture will look at the often-ambiguous policies of the Great Powers towards Ethiopia (recently brutally defeated by the Italians and incorporated into their East African empire), the question and purpose of recruiting large African armies, and the course of the military campaigns to defeat Italy in north-east Africa.

Since the fiascos accompanying the recent invasion of Iraq, most will be aware of the serious problems caused when powers take control in a large country stripped of its administrative and security infrastructure. How was this challenge dealt with in the vast reaches of north-east Africa following the Italian defeat in 1941?

David Killingray is an Emeritus Professor of Modarn History at Goldsmiths and Senior Research Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, both University of London. David is also the author of the book 'Fighting for Britain: Africans in the Second World War', published in 2010.

Where

Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre
Stewart’s Grove
London
SW3 6JJ
England

Getting there

Travel by underground
The nearest Tube station is South Kensington, about seven minutes walk through Onslow Square to Fulham Road. The Piccadilly, District and Circle lines serve South Kensington station.

Travel by bus
Several buses run past the hospital or stop nearby. Currently, bus numbers:

14, 211, 414 and 345 pass the hospital
11, 19, 22, 49, 70, 74, 319, 360, 430 and C1 have stops within easy reach.

Parking
The hospital is in a residents' parking zone, making parking nearby difficult. There are a few metered bays but these can be quite expensive. There are some disabled bays in Dudmaston Mews. Unfortunately there are no parking facilities at the hospital for patients or visitors. You may find it more convenient to travel by public transport or take a taxi.

Admission

Entry to Daytime Talks is free. However, places must be reserved in advance by contacting our customer services team on 020 7730 0717. Bookings will close three days ahead of each talk.

Website

http://po.st/8w753B

Ministry of Women

Ministry of Women: Hay Festival- Graphic Novel Workshop

  • 3 June 2016 From 2:30pm

Would you like to find out more about the role women play in the military? The National Army Museum has been working with writer Helen Cross and artist Carol Adlam to explore the experiences of female soldiers in the past and today. Together they have created a graphic novel to celebrate those hidden voices and teach us about the many tasks women have performed in the army. Come and learn how to draw your own version of the army code breaker, Betty, discover the objects used to inspire the graphic novel and make your own code.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Where

Hay Festival Site
Dairy Meadows
Brecon Road
Hay-on-Wye
HR3 5PJ
Wales

Getting there

See https://www.hayfestival.com/wales/travelling-to-hayfestival.aspx?skinid=2&localesetting=en-GB&resetfilters=true

Admission

£5.00 plus a £3.00 online booking fee. Tickets are available from https://www.hayfestival.com/p-11145-graphic-novel-workshop.aspx

Website

http://www.hayfestival.com/

Ministry of Women

Ministry of Women: Hay Festival- Carol Adlam and Helen Cross

  • 3 June 2016 From 11:30am

This summer sees the culmination of a project examining the role and perspective of female soldiers in the army over the past 100 years, with artist Carol Adlam and writer Helen Cross.

We are excited to be producing a graphic novel, ‘Ministry of Women’, which draws on stories from our Collection, as well as work with female veterans and women currently serving in the army to understand, reveal and better represent historic and modern voices of army service. Over the next few months we're celebrating the results by taking the finished graphic novel on tour.

We're pitching up at Hay Festival with our project partners, Carol Adlam and Helen Cross, to discuss the forgotten voices of women in the Army, and how our new graphic anthology brings their stories to life. Join us for a discussion of the 'Ministry of Women’ project and anthology.

Where

Hay Festival Site
Dairy Meadows
Brecon Road
Hay-on-Wye
HR3 5PJ
Wales

Getting there

See https://www.hayfestival.com/wales/travelling-to-hayfestival.aspx?skinid=2&localesetting=en-GB&resetfilters=true

Admission

£7.00 plus a £3.00 online booking fee. Tickets are available from https://www.hayfestival.com/p-10965-carol-adlam-and-helen-cross.aspx

Website

http://www.hayfestival.com/

Peter Gatrell

Refugees, Armies and Volunteering During the First World War

  • 23 June 2016 From 12:30pm

In this lecture, Peter Gatrell considers the relationship between the European refugee crisis that erupted during the First World War and the actions of European armies - men in uniform, but also the 'armies of volunteers' who came to the aid of civilian refugees.

The lecture will examine the actions of armies in forcing civilians from their homes on the Western and Eastern Fronts, as well as instances such as in Serbia where armies retreated together with civilians. Peter will conclude with a discussion on the motives of humanitarian aid workers, and what they achieved in difficult and dangerous circumstances.

Peter Gatrell teaches history at the University of Manchester, where he is co-director of the Centre for the Cultural History of Modern War and affiliated to the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute. He is also the author of a trilogy of books on refugee history.

Where

Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre
Stewart's Grove
London
SW3 6JJ
England

Getting there

Travel by underground

The nearest Tube station is South Kensington, about seven minutes walk through Onslow Square to Fulham Road. The Piccadilly, District and Circle lines serve South Kensington station.

Travel by bus
Several buses run past the hospital or stop nearby. Currently, bus numbers:

14, 211, 414 and 345 pass the hospital
11, 19, 22, 49, 70, 74, 319, 360, 430 and C1 have stops within easy reach.

Parking

The hospital is in a residents' parking zone, making parking nearby difficult. There are a few metered bays but these can be quite expensive. There are some disabled bays in Dudmaston Mews. Unfortunately there are no parking facilities at the hospital for patients or visitors. You may find it more convenient to travel by public transport or take a taxi.

Admission

Entry to Daytime Talks is free. However, places must be reserved in advance by contacting our customer services team on 020 7730 0717. Bookings will close three days ahead of each talk.

Website

http://po.st/SsSccS

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

Rewriting the Somme: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore in Conversation

  • 23 June 2016 From 7pm

The Somme is one of the most written about battles of the 20th century. It has come to epitomise British popular memory of the horror and futility of the First World War.

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's new book, 'Somme: Into the Breach', presents new research on Allied breakthroughs during the battle. Hugh will reveal some of the remarkable stories uncovered while writing the book and discuss how the Somme fits into our wider understanding of First World War history today.

There will be a chance for the audience to ask questions following the interview. Hugh will also be signing copies of his book.

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore has written for the Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Observer, Independent on Sunday, and Mail On Sunday. His first book 'Kings On The Catwalk: The Louis Vuitton and Moët-Hennessy Affair' was published in 1992.

Where

Army Navy Club
36-39 Pall Mall
London
SW1Y 5JN
England

Additional info

Dress code

The dress code for the Army & Navy Club is smart. Ripped jeans, sportswear and flip-flops are not permitted and entry will be refused with no refund.

Admission

Standard tickets

Tickets are available for £10.00 and can be booked online or by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

Concession tickets
SOFNAM, Students, Military and Senior places are available for £7.50. Proof of ID is required. Concessions can only be booked by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

Dinner & Talk :
The Army & Navy Club offers a two-course dinner in their Coffee Room fine dining restaurant before each talk. Combined 'Dinner & Talk' bookings can only be made by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

£32.50 - Standard
£30.00 - Concessions

Please note that formal attire is required when dining - a collar, tie and jacket for gentlemen and a tailored suit or dress and jacket for ladies.

Website

http://po.st/L8i74W

Gary Haines

John Singer Sargent's 'Gassed' and Popular Perceptions of Blinded Veterans

  • 7 July 2016 From 12:30pm

This talk investigates the representation of blinded veterans of the First World War in England. Two key works of literature - DH Lawrence's 'The Blind Man' and Vera Brittain's 'Testament of Youth' - will be discussed in relation to John Singer Sargent's famous oil painting 'Gassed', 1919.

Sargent's depiction of the sightless soldier shaped popular perceptions of those blinded in battle. 'Gassed' is a painting that has evolved into more than oil on canvas. It has become an icon of suffering.

The work of St Dunstan's, now Blind Veterans UK, forms the conclusion of this discussion. They fought against misconceptions surrounding those blinded in war and enabled the blind to lead more self-sufficient lives.

Gary Haines is a freelance archivist, teacher, writer and curator. For the last three years, he has been performing research at Birkbeck College into cultural perceptions of the blinded British soldier.

Where

Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre
Stewart's Grove
London
SW3 6JJ
England

Getting there

Travel by underground

The nearest Tube station is South Kensington, about seven minutes walk through Onslow Square to Fulham Road. The Piccadilly, District and Circle lines serve South Kensington station.

Travel by bus
Several buses run past the hospital or stop nearby. Currently, bus numbers:

14, 211, 414 and 345 pass the hospital
11, 19, 22, 49, 70, 74, 319, 360, 430 and C1 have stops within easy reach.

Parking

The hospital is in a residents' parking zone, making parking nearby difficult. There are a few metered bays but these can be quite expensive. There are some disabled bays in Dudmaston Mews. Unfortunately there are no parking facilities at the hospital for patients or visitors. You may find it more convenient to travel by public transport or take a taxi.

Admission

Entry to Daytime Talks is free. However, places must be reserved in advance by contacting our customer services team on 020 7730 0717. Bookings will close three days ahead of each talk.

Website

http://po.st/BE7kaJ

Damian Jones

Dad's Army: An Evening with Film Producer Damian Jones

  • 14 July 2016 From 7pm

It was a brave endeavour to recreate the much-loved 'Dad's Army' for the big screen. Producer, Damian Jones, will talk about adapting this iconic television series into a film. There will be a chance for the audience to ask questions following the interview.

Damian Jones is a British film producer whose award-winning career spans over 30 feature films including 'The Iron Lady' and 'The History Boys'.

Where

Army & Navy Club
36-39 Pall Mall
London
SW1Y 5JN
England

Additional info

Dress code

The dress code for the Army & Navy Club is smart. Ripped jeans, sportswear and flip-flops are not permitted and entry will be refused with no refund.

Admission

Standard tickets

Tickets are available for £10.00 and can be booked online or by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

Concession tickets
SOFNAM, Students, Military and Senior places are available for £7.50. Proof of ID is required. Concessions can only be booked by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

Dinner & Talk :
The Army & Navy Club offers a two-course dinner in their Coffee Room fine dining restaurant before each talk. Combined 'Dinner & Talk' bookings can only be made by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

£32.50 - Standard
£30.00 - Concessions

Please note that formal attire is required when dining - a collar, tie and jacket for gentlemen and a tailored suit or dress and jacket for ladies.

Website

http://po.st/zMf6LS

Olympics

The British Army and the Olympic Games: The Road to Rio and Beyond

  • 21 July 2016 From 12:30pm

The British Army has a long history of developing athletes that have gone on to achieve success at the Olympic Games, representing their country on what has become the ultimate stage for sporting excellence. Indeed, the Corinthian aspects of sport have often been likened to the qualities needed of soldiers in battle.

Major General Shaun Burley CB MBE, Director of the Army Sport Control Board, and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Alan Billings OBE, from the Army Elite Sport Programme, will provide an update on the importance of sport in the British Army and how athletes are being prepared for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio 2016 and beyond.

Where

Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre
Stewart's Grove
London
SW3 6JJ
England

Getting there

Travel by underground

The nearest Tube station is South Kensington, about seven minutes walk through Onslow Square to Fulham Road. The Piccadilly, District and Circle lines serve South Kensington station.

Travel by bus
Several buses run past the hospital or stop nearby. Currently, bus numbers:

14, 211, 414 and 345 pass the hospital
11, 19, 22, 49, 70, 74, 319, 360, 430 and C1 have stops within easy reach.

Parking

The hospital is in a residents' parking zone, making parking nearby difficult. There are a few metered bays but these can be quite expensive. There are some disabled bays in Dudmaston Mews. Unfortunately there are no parking facilities at the hospital for patients or visitors. You may find it more convenient to travel by public transport or take a taxi.

Admission

Entry to Daytime Talks is free. However, places must be reserved in advance by contacting our customer services team on 020 7730 0717. Bookings will close three days ahead of each talk.

Website

http://po.st/Z7btOZ

Fiona Joseph

From Fact To Fiction: How the Real-life Stories of Cadbury Women Workers Inspired 'Comforts for the Troops'

  • 22 September 2016 From 12:30pm

The factory women at Cadbury in Birmingham made a phenomenal contribution to the First World War effort, parcelling gifts ('comforts') of chocolate and knitting for the servicemen abroad, as well as working voluntarily in the local auxiliary hospitals.

In this talk Fiona Joseph discusses how and why her research into the Bournville Archives inspired her to write a novel. She will also consider the joys and challenges of using real lives, places and events to shape a work of fiction.

Fiona Joseph is the author of the biography 'Beatrice: The Cadbury Heiress Who Gave Away Her Fortune' and the fact-inspired novel 'Comforts For The Troops'. She frequently gives talks about the background to her books at events in the West Midlands and further afield.

Where

Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre
Stewart's Grove
London
SW3 6JJ
England

Getting there

Travel by underground
The nearest Tube station is South Kensington, about seven minutes walk through Onslow Square to Fulham Road. The Piccadilly, District and Circle lines serve South Kensington station.

Travel by bus
Several buses run past the hospital or stop nearby. Currently, bus numbers:

14, 211, 414 and 345 pass the hospital
11, 19, 22, 49, 70, 74, 319, 360, 430 and C1 have stops within easy reach.

Parking
The hospital is in a residents' parking zone, making parking nearby difficult. There are a few metered bays but these can be quite expensive. There are some disabled bays in Dudmaston Mews. Unfortunately there are no parking facilities at the hospital for patients or visitors. You may find it more convenient to travel by public transport or take a taxi.

Admission

Entry to Daytime Talks is free. However, places must be reserved in advance by contacting our customer services team on 020 7730 0717. Bookings will close three days ahead of each talk.

Website

http://po.st/iAB3aa

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

English Civil Wars

http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/education/secondary1.shtml

In the Civil Wars the people of Britain fought over their religion and their rights. The effects of the conflict were felt in all parts of society. Families were torn apart, a country was divided, the King was killed. Along with over 80,000 of his subjects.
This taught presentation uses images and objects from the Museum’s collection to cover themes including propaganda, uniform, armour and weaponry, tactics, the life of the ordinary soldier and medical care.

How to obtain

Booking
To make a booking or for further information, please contact the Education Department.
T: 020 7730 0717 ext 2560
F: 020 7823 6573
E: edu@national-army-museum.ac.uk
Gallery visits and taught sessions are free, as are lunchroom and coach parking, but all must be booked in advance.
Further Topics
If your group requires a presentation which is not covered in this leaflet please contact the Education Department to discuss your needs further.
Session Times
o 10.00 - 12.00
o 12.00 - 14.00
o 14.00 - 16.00
Every effort is made to accommodate groups visiting at different times.
Special Events
The Museum has a regular programme of interactive Special Events looking at different aspects or eras of British Army history. For a copy of our programme of Special Events, weekend events and lunchtime talks, please contact:
T: 020 7730 0717
W: www.national-army-museum.ac.uk

Be Prepared! Children in the Second World War

In the Second World War Boy Scouts and Girl Guides did their bit for the war effort. Whether they were recycling aluminium, helping out in hospitals or running messages for the ARP during the Blitz, they lived up to their motto: Be Prepared!
In this session your students will play the part of scouts and guides. Working in teams with a member of the Civil Defence, they will learn about gas masks, First Aid, aircraft recognition, fire-fighting and how to use a ‘Morrison’ shelter. Students will be able to handle original and reproduction equipment, as well as talking to the actor-interpreter about life on the Home Front.

How to obtain

Session lasts 90 mins
Call 020 7730 0717 ext 2321 (primary) or ext 2333 (secondary and groups and Video Conferencing) or email education@national-army-museum.ac.uk. Please make us aware of any special requirements your group may have. A lunchroom and coach parking may be available.

Britons At War Artefact Session

http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/education/primary3.shtml

This taught session introduces your pupils to the Second World War. They will discover how it started, and where it was fought.
Using images, real objects and uniforms your children will discover how the men and women from all over the British Empire and Commonwealth who lived and fought during the War, what sorts of jobs they did, and what their lives were like. The session ends with an opportunity for the students to handle the uniform and equipment.
Your group can then visit the World Wars Gallery, to learn more about the Second World War.

How to obtain

Sessions last 75 mins.
Booking
To make a booking or for further information, please contact the Education Department.
T: 020 7730 0717 ext 2560
F: 020 7823 6573
E: edu@national-army-museum.ac.uk
Gallery visits and taught sessions are free, as are lunchroom and coach parking, but all must be booked in advance.
Further Topics
If your group requires a presentation which is not covered in this leaflet please contact the Education Department to discuss your needs further.
Session Times
o 10.00 - 12.00
o 12.00 - 14.00
o 14.00 - 16.00
Every effort is made to accommodate groups visiting at different times.
Special Events
The Museum has a regular programme of interactive Special Events looking at different aspects or eras of British Army history. For a copy of our programme of Special Events, weekend events and lunchtime talks, please contact:
T: 020 7730 0717
W: www.national-army-museum.ac.uk

Eyes Front! Art in Action

http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/education/primary5.shtml

In these active and investigative sessions, students will have the chance to discover some of the gems of the National Army Museum’s collections, and use them as a source of inspiration for their own art, both at the Museum and back at school.
We have a diverse and exciting collection of paintings, photography and objects and can offer sessions on:
* Portraits & Personalities
* Hats & Helmets
* Uniforms and Clothing
* Materials
* Transport
* Maps
All sessions offer a balance of discovery, discussion and ‘doing’, and students can use their sketchbooks to record their responses.

How to obtain

Session lasts 75 mins.

Florence Nightingale and the Crimean War

http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/education/primary1.shtml

'The Lady with the Lamp' saved many lives and changed nursing forever. A visit to the National Army Museum will give your pupils a greater understanding of the challenges she faced, and the men she helped.
This lively session, led by one of our Education Officers, uses a combination of storytelling, picture-led discussion, and hands-on object investigation.
Students will engage with sources to understand why Florence Nightingale wanted to go to the Crimea, what hospitals were like for soldiers and how improvements were made. As part of this session students will practice their team working skills by working together to discover what their mystery object reveals about life in the Crimea.

How to obtain

Session lasts 75 mins
Booking
To make a booking or for further information, please contact the Education Department.
T: 020 7730 0717 ext 2560
F: 020 7823 6573
E: edu@national-army-museum.ac.uk
Gallery visits and taught sessions are free, as are lunchroom and coach parking, but all must be booked in advance.
Further Topics
If your group requires a presentation which is not covered in this leaflet please contact the Education Department to discuss your needs further.
Session Times
o 10.00 - 12.00
o 12.00 - 14.00
o 14.00 - 16.00
Every effort is made to accommodate groups visiting at different times.
Special Events
The Museum has a regular programme of interactive Special Events looking at different aspects or eras of British Army history. For a copy of our programme of Special Events, weekend events and lunchtime talks, please contact:
T: 020 7730 0717
W: www.national-army-museum.ac.uk

Haig: Butcher of the Somme?

In February 1928, over 25 000 civilians and ex-servicemen turned out to pay their respects to the late Field Marshal Lord Haig as he lay in state in Edinburgh. Contradiction and controversy have characterised perceptions of the First World War, and Haig’s role in it, ever since.
In this investigative workshop, students will work in groups to analyse sources relating to the Battle of the Somme: themes will include technology, training, equipment, weaponry and politics. They will then be invited to present their own plan of attack. A plenary session will then allow students to compare their ideas with Lord Haig’s, and to evaluate the historical battle.

How to obtain

Call 020 7730 0717 ext 2321 (primary) or ext 2333 (secondary and groups and Video Conferencing) or email education@national-army-museum.ac.uk. Please make us aware of any special requirements your group may have. A lunchroom and coach parking may be available

Men of Blood: The Soldiers of the English Civil Wars

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This investigative workshop puts the emphasis on your students using and building their historical skills. Different sources from our collection, including paintings, medals, archival material and handling objects will be available for students to explore, discuss, analyse and present an argument to answer one key question: “Did Parliament win the wars?”.

How to obtain

Call 020 7730 0717 ext 2321 (primary) or ext 2333 (secondary and groups and Video Conferencing) or email education@national-army-museum.ac.uk. Please make us aware of any special requirements your group may have. A lunchroom and coach parking may be available

Remembrance

http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/education/primary2.shtml

Soldiers are bound by service. The nature of service is inherently unequal: soldiers may have to give more than they receive. Ultimately, they may be called upon to make personal sacrifices - including death - in the service of the nation.
On Remembrance Day, the Nation remembers those who have given their lives in its service.
Investigating images, objects and original uniform your class will learn about the lives of the men and women from Britain and the Empire who have served in the Army from the World Wars to the modern day. Students will discover how they lived, how some of them died, and how that loss affected their families and communities.
To end the session the class will make a

How to obtain

Session lasts 75 mins.
Call 020 7730 0717 ext 2321 (primary) or ext 2333 (secondary and groups and Video Conferencing) or email education@national-army-museum.ac.uk. Please make us aware of any special requirements your group may have. A lunchroom and coach parking may be available

The First World War

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November 12, 1918. The Great War is over. Nearly one million members of Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth, including 600 women, are dead, scattered over the world. The survivors face a world forever changed by the events of the past five years.
This taught presentation uses images and objects from the Museum’s collection to cover themes including propaganda, uniform, technology and weaponry, tactics, the life of the ordinary soldier, medical care and remembrance.

How to obtain

Call 020 7730 0717 ext 2321 (primary) or ext 2333 (secondary and groups and Video Conferencing) or email education@national-army-museum.ac.uk. Please make us aware of any special requirements your group may have. A lunchroom and coach parking may be available

The Second World War

http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/education/secondary3.shtml

What happened when the War to End All Wars didn't?
In 1939 millions of ordinary men and women from all over the British Empire, Commonwealth and Dominions were mobilised to combat the Axis powers from Norway to North Africa, from the Normandy bocages to the jungles of Burma. The steep learning curve of the First World War generated terrifying new weapons and tactics. Massive, mechanised – an epic backdrop against which the individual’s experience was played out.
This taught presentation uses images and objects from the Museum’s collection to cover themes including propaganda, uniform, technology and weaponry, tactics, the life of the ordinary soldier, medical care and remembrance.

How to obtain

Call 020 7730 0717 ext 2321 (primary) or ext 2333 (secondary and groups and Video Conferencing) or email education@national-army-museum.ac.uk. Please make us aware of any special requirements your group may have. A lunchroom and coach parking may be available

War Boy: The Michael Foreman Exhibition & Meet Michael Foreman

http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/education/primary7.shtml

War Boy: The Michael Foreman Exhibition brings to life some of the key works of this leading children’s book author and illustrator. Exploring some of the complex themes of the World Wars and the civilian connection with the British Army, War Boy is a unique opportunity to see original Foreman artwork alongside the National Army Museum’s artefacts.
For a limited number of dates in November, your school can book a day at the Museum with Michael Foreman and the Education team. Students will be able to talk to Michael about his childhood and his art, visit the exhibition, and take part in our Be Prepared! activity workshop about life for children on the Home Front.
Call the Education Departme

How to obtain

Sessions last 75 mins.
Call 020 7730 0717 ext 2321 (primary) or ext 2333 (secondary and groups and Video Conferencing) or email education@national-army-museum.ac.uk. Please make us aware of any special requirements your group may have. A lunchroom and coach parking may be available

War Story: GCE/GCSE Study Days on the History of War

http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/education/secondary4.shtml

When our Museum opened in 1971 it was described as the ‘Scarlet Army’ Museum. Our collection relating to the armies of the British Empire is huge. Almost 40 years on we’re bringing the story right up to date with our brand new Conflicts of Interest (1969-present) gallery. Using a variety of active workshops, illustrated talks and object handling you can build a bespoke study day during which your students can explore different themes from the Middle Ages to the modern day, including:
* Medicine
* Weapons Development
* Leadership
* Tactics and Technology
* Women at War
* Media and Propaganda
Talks and workshops can be tailored to cover particular periods or specific

How to obtain

Call 020 7730 0717 ext 2321 (primary) or ext 2333 (secondary and groups and Video Conferencing) or email education@national-army-museum.ac.uk. Please make us aware of any special requirements your group may have. A lunchroom and coach parking may be available

Wonderful Adventures: Mary Seacole and the Crimean War

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This cross curricular session investigates in detail the world of Mother Seacole – adventurer, ‘doctress’ and owner of the British Hotel. Turned down by the establishment, Mary set up in business for herself and was praised by officers and soldiers alike.
Students will explore the themes of healthy eating, visiting Mary’s shop; measuring distances travelled, mapping Mary’s world-wide adventures; and medicine, through hands on object investigation (including making simple herbal remedies), group participation and picture-led discussion.

Getting there

The National Army Museum is situated on Royal Hospital Road, directly next door to the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Rail
Victoria Station is a 20-minute walk from the Museum. You can find London Rail maps on the Transport for London website.

Tube
Sloane Square (Circle and District Lines) is a 10-minute walk from the Museum. You can find London Tube maps on the Transport for London website.

Bus
Several bus routes stop within walking distance of the Museum:

Routes 11, 19, 22, 211 and 319 (King's Road)
Routes C1, 137 and 360 (Chelsea Bridge Road)
Route 170 (Royal Hospital Road, stops directly in front of the Museum)

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
London
Greater London
SW3 4HT
England

Website

www.nam.ac.uk

E-mail

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Education

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Telephone

Information line

020 7881 6606

Switchboard

020 7730 0717

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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