National Army Museum

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.

Waterloo Lives: The Defence of Hougoumont Farm

  • 24 February — 28 November 2015 *on now

To commemorate the bicentenary of Waterloo, the National Army Museum have partnered with The Guards Museum on a temporary exhibition which looks at how the Battle was fought and won. A display from the National Army Museum features alongside The Guards Museum's permanent collections to tell the stories of the regiments, the soldiers, their families and the legacy they left behind.

Where

The Guards Museum
Wellington Barracks
Birdcage Walk
London
SW1E 6HQ

Admission

Open Monday to Sunday, 10.00 to 16.00

Adult - £5,
Child - free
Con. - £2.50

Waterloo Lives: The Gordon Highlanders

  • 24 February — 28 November 2015 *on now

To commemorate the bicentenary of Waterloo, the National Army Museum have partnered with The Gordon Highlanders Museum on a temporary exhibition which looks at how the Battle was fought and won. Rarely seen objects from NAM will feature alongside The Gordon Highlanders' permanent collections to tell the stories of the regiments, the soldiers, their families and the legacy they left behind.

Where

The Gordon Highlanders Museum
St Luke’s, Viewfield Road,
Aberdeen
AB15 7XH

Admission

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 to 16.00

Adult - £6.65
Child - £3.33
Con. - £4.75

Waterloo Lives: The Black Watch

  • 15 May — 30 October 2015 *on now

To commemorate the bicentenary of Waterloo, the National Army Museum have partnered with The Black Watch Castle and Museum on a temporary exhibition which looks at how the Battle was fought and won. Rarely seen objects from NAM will feature alongside Black Watch Museum's permanent collections to tell the stories of the regiments, the soldiers, their families and the legacy they left behind.

Where

The Black Watch Castle and Museum
Balhousie Castle
Hay Street
Perth
PH1 5HR

Admission

Open Monday to Saturday, 9.30 to 17.00. Sunday 10.00 to 16.00.

Adult - £7.50
Child - £3.50
Con. - £6.00

Waterloo Lives: The Battle for Honour

  • 1 June — 30 November 2015 *on now

To commemorate the bicentenary of Waterloo, the National Army Museum have partnered with Firing Line Museum in Cardiff on a temporary exhibition which looks at how the Battle was fought and won. Rarely seen objects from NAM will feature alongside Firing Line's permanent collections to tell the stories of the regiments, the soldiers, their families and the legacy they left behind.

Where

Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
Interpretation Centre
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff
CF10 2RB

Admission

Open Monday to Sunday, 9.00 to 18.00.

Tickets must be bought for the castle for entry to the museum.

Adult - £12
Child - £9
Con. - £10.50

Waterloo Lives: The Story Behind The Painting

  • 6 June — 24 October 2015 *on now

To commemorate the bicentenary of Waterloo, the National Army Museum have partnered with The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum on a temporary exhibition which looks at how the Battle was fought and won. Rarely seen objects from NAM will feature alongside The Williamson's permanent collections to tell the stories of the regiments, the soldiers, their families and the legacy they left behind.

Where

The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum
Slatey Road
Birkenhead
CH43 4UE

Admission

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00 to 17.00.

Admission Free.

Waterloo Lives: Relics and Remembrance

  • 6 June — 24 October 2015 *on now

To commemorate the bicentenary of Waterloo, the National Army Museum have partnered with The Victoria Gallery and Museum in Liverpool on a temporary exhibition which looks at how the Battle was fought and won. Rarely seen objects from NAM will feature alongside The Victoria Museum's permanent collections to tell the stories of the regiments, the soldiers, their families and the legacy they left behind.

Where

The Victoria Gallery and Museum
Ashton Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L69 3DR

Admission

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 to 17.00.
Admission Free

Detail 'Peace Maker' artwork, Hope

Piece Makers Exhibition

  • 6 July — 23 October 2015 *on now

Starting work on the project in 2012, Stockwell was commissioned by the NAM to explore interconnected themes of the Army, conflict and rehabilitation. Collaborating through a series of art workshops with soldiers from two UK recovery centres - Tedworth House in the garrison town of Tidworth, and Stoll in Fulham - the artist encouraged participants to use drawing, sewing and quilting to unlock memories and accounts of soldiering and recovery within these themes.

The exhibition marks the first time the NAM has collaborated with a contemporary artist and soldiers in UK rehabilitation and support centres.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to learn about the story of this innovative collaboration, and view a large-scale textile-based artwork, 'Peace Maker', Susan’s personal response to this highly moving and at times challenging commission.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum
Berwick
The Barracks,
The Parade,
Berwick-upon-Tweed
UK
TD15 1DG

Additional info

Parking: There is a paying car park 50 metres from the Barracks.

Facilities on site: Toilets (including disabled), Museum sales point. Light refreshments are available in the English Heritage shop. Regretably, due the listed nature of the buildings, there is no wheelchair access to the upper floors of the Museum.

Admission

Opening Times: Weekdays (Mon - Fri) only 10:00am to 4.45 pm (latest admissions by 4.15 pm).

Outside formal opening hours, private access arrangements are possible, throughout the year, for special interest groups, researchers, foreign tourists, museum donors, KOSB veterans and their families, weekends and public included, please call for details.

Admission charges applied by English Heritage:

Adults £4.30
Concessions £3.90
Children under 16 £2.60
Children under 5 free
Members of English Heritage and serving members of the Armed Forces free.
KOSB Association Member (Card Holder).
Members of Historic Scotland and CADW free, or half price

Free admission for pre-arranged visitors

Website

http://www.kosb.co.uk

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.
Professor Mark Connelly

Screening Anzacs - film and television representations of the Anzac experience of the Great War by Mark Connelly.

  • 7 September 2015 From 12:30pm

The Anzac soldier in the Great War has been characterised in films and television from 1919 through to the present day. Connelly will discuss films such as ‘Tell England’ (1931), Peter Weir’s iconic ‘Gallipoli’ (1981) starring Mel Gibson and the 1985 television series, ‘Anzacs’, before concluding with a brief look at the most recent reinvention, ‘Anzac Girls’ (2015).
Professor Mark Connelly is an academic and writer with an interest in the media and military history.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Where

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

Admission

This is a private club and all places must be booked in advance via 020 7730 0717 or email vs@nam.ac.uk. Bookings will close three days ahead of each lecture.

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/lunchtime-lectures/screening-anzacs-film-tv-representations-anzac-experience-great-war

Stephen Bourne

Black Poppies - Britain's Black Community and the Great War by Stephen Bourne

  • 21 September 2015 From 12:30pm

In 1914 Britain was home to at least 10,000 black citizens. Despite being discouraged from serving in the British Army many of them joined all branches of the forces and contributed to the war effort on the home front. With first-hand accounts and original photographs, this talk will focus on the military and civilian wartime experiences of black men and women - from the trenches to the music halls.
Bourne is a researcher and writer and has worked with the British Film Institute and the Imperial War Museum.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

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

Admission

This is a private club and all places must be booked in advance via 020 7730 0717 or email vs@nam.ac.uk. Bookings will close three days ahead of each lecture.

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/lunchtime-lectures/black-poppies-britains-black-community-great-war

Waterloo Lives logo

Waterloo Lives: Pop-up Cinema

  • 27 September 2015 7:30-10:30pm

The National Army Museum is hosting a one-day immersive and theatrical screening of the 1970 cult classic movie 'Waterloo' at the Vaults under Waterloo Station, London. Make your way through the smoky corridors, interact with characters from the film and taste food and drink from the past.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Register for tickets. The deadline for entries to the ballot is Thursday 27 August 2015 at 6.00pm. Successful applicants will be notified via email on Tuesday 1 September 2015.

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/waterloo-activities/waterloo-lives-free-pop-cinema-event

Waterloo Lives logo

Waterloo Lives: Pop-up Cinema

  • 27 September 2015 2-4pm

The National Army Museum is hosting a one-day immersive and theatrical screening of the 1970 cult classic movie 'Waterloo' at the Vaults under Waterloo Station, London. Make your way through the smoky corridors, interact with characters from the film and taste food and drink from the past. A family-friendly event will take place during the daytime and will include sections of the film played alongside interactive games and activities.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

The deadline for entries to the ballot is Thursday 27 August 2015 at 6.00pm. Successful applicants will be notified via email on Tuesday 1 September 2015.

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/waterloo-activities/waterloo-lives-free-pop-cinema-event

Alexandra Tomic

British Women on the Serbian Front in 1915 by Alexandra Tomic

  • 5 October 2015 From 12:30pm

In 1915, Serbia faced an enemy almost more formidable than the Austro-Hungarian Empire: the typhoid. Tomic will tell the remarkable story of volunteer female medical staff who travelled to Serbia at the height of the worst typhoid epidemic in history. The talk aims to shed light on the inspiring lives of women who defied their times and the limitations imposed on them.
Tomic is the Chief of Language Services at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. She completed a Masters in Military Studies with the American Military University and is currently researching the Serbian Army retreat across Albania in 1915.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

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

Admission

This is a private club and all places must be booked in advance via 020 7730 0717 or email vs@nam.ac.uk. Bookings will close three days ahead of each lecture.

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/lunchtime-lectures/british-women-on-serbian-front-1915

Dr Richard Smith

Remembering the West Indian contribution to the First World War by Dr Richard Smith

  • 19 October 2015 From 12:30pm

The contribution of West Indian soldiers in the First World War is often presented as ‘untold’ or ‘forgotten’. As the centenary of the formation of the British West Indies Regiment approaches, this talk will outline the diversity of its wartime role and how it is now remembered.
Dr Smith is a writer and senior lecturer at Birkbeck College in the Department of Media and Communications.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

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

Admission

This is a private club and all places must be booked in advance via 020 7730 0717 or email vs@nam.ac.uk. Bookings will close three days ahead of each lecture.

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/lunchtime-lectures/remembering-west-indian-contribution-first-world-war

Dr David Omissi

Illiterate but Literary? The Censored Correspondence of Indian Soldiers in France, 1914-1918 by Dr David E Omissi

  • 2 November 2015 From 12:30pm

This talk will reveal the realities of the Western Front as seen through Indian soldiers eyes. Dr Omissi is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Hull, specialising in the military history of the British Empire, with an emphasis on British India. He is the author of ‘Indian Voices of the Great War' (1999) and ‘Europe Through Indian Eyes: Indian Soldiers Encounter England and France, 1914-1918' (2007).

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

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

Admission

This is a private club and all places must be booked in advance via 020 7730 0717 or email vs@nam.ac.uk. Bookings will close three days ahead of each lecture.

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/lunchtime-lectures/illiterate-literary-censored-correspondence-indian-soldiers-france-1914-18

Dr Santaru Das

The Indian Sepoy in First World War Culture: Object, Images, Songs by Dr Santanu Das

  • 16 November 2015 From 12:30pm

Most Indian soldiers could not write and left no trace of their war experiences through diaries, letters or journals. Through trench artefacts, memoirs, photographs, paintings, and original sound-recordings from POW camps in Germany, Dr Das has uncovered the sepoys’ literary, visual and aural culture of the time.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

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

Admission

This is a private club and all places must be booked in advance via 020 7730 0717 or email vs@nam.ac.uk. Bookings will close three days ahead of each lecture.

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/lunchtime-lectures/indian-sepoy-first-world-war-culture-object-images-songs

Dr James Kitchen

From the Suez Canal to Megiddo: The British Imperial Army's War in Sinai and Palestine, 1916-18 by Dr James Kitchen

  • 30 November 2015 From 12:30pm

The First World War is principally seen as a European conflict but there was also a global war in the Middle East involving a British Army made up of robust, multi-ethnic troops from Australia, New Zealand and India. Battles were fought across Sinai and Palestine culminating in the decisive battle of Megiddo. High levels of disease and combat casualties took their toll but the imperial army played a fundamental role in securing British victory.
Dr Kitchen is an academic and writer and is currently Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

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

Admission

This is a private club and all places must be booked in advance via 020 7730 0717 or email vs@nam.ac.uk. Bookings will close three days ahead of each lecture.

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/lunchtime-lectures/from-suez-canal-megiddo-british-imperial-armys-war-sinai-palestine-1916-18

Dr Gajendra Singh

Rethinking Indian Soldiers and the First World War by Dr Gajendra Singh

  • 14 December 2015 From 12:30pm

1.7 million sepoys were mobilised, recruited and shipped overseas to fight for the British Crown. In South Asia and Britain, popular memory of these soldiers has been rekindled as part of the centenary commemorations. While their presence has been acknowledged, their experiences of war in France and the Middle East remain only partially recognised. This talk will reveal some of the everyday realities of Indian soldiers lives in the First World War.
Dr Gajendra Singh is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Exeter. His book, 'The Testimonies of Indian Soldiers and Two World Wars: Between Self and Sepoy' was published by Bloomsbury.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Where

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

Admission

This is a private club and all places must be booked in advance via 020 7730 0717 or email vs@nam.ac.uk. Bookings will close three days ahead of each lecture.

Website

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/lunchtime-lectures/rethinking-indian-soldiers-first-world-war

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.

Wonderful Adventures: Mary Seacole and the Crimean War

http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/education/primary6.shtml

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.

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/education/secondary2.shtml

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

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

PR & Marketing

info@nam.ac.uk

Hospitality

events@nam.ac.uk

Education

edu@nam.ac.uk

General information

info@nam.ac.uk

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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