National Army Museum

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National Army Museum


10am – 5.30pm every day

Royal Hospital Road



020 7730 0717

The National Army Museum opened in Spring 2017 following its dramatic three-year closure and £23.75 million worth transformation and re-development. With five new permanent thematic galleries housed in a contemporary and inviting space, the Museum reveals the army’s story as never seen before.

The bright new museum is appealing to those of all ages and backgrounds, providing a 21st century visitor experience that promises to engage and inspire. Aiming to be a bridge between the British Army and the public, the National Army Museum will encourage greater engagement with ideas of defence and security, openly asking questions to visitors and displaying responses on large screens inside the Museum and on the website.

Across the five new permanent thematic galleries – Soldier, Army, Battle, Society and Insight – over 2,500 objects are on display, two thirds of which are on public display for the first time.

The Museum also has a brand new café with a tempting range of hot and cold drinks and pastries, as well as substantial hot meals.

To keep the younger ones entertained, visit Play Base, where children aged zero to eight can learn through educational soft play. Sessions are bookable online at £4.50 per child. Birthday party packages are also available
and the venue can be used for private and corporate hire and entertaining. Christmas party packages are available too.

The Museum offers a wide range of events and programmes through the year from Friday Insights at 11.30am every Friday to regular Wednesday evening events and weekend workshops. Please keep up to date with what’s on by clicking here  and sign up to our newsletter.

Schools are welcome to visit on a self-guided basis or partake in a free, bookable workshop – from KS1 and above.

A destination to create bespoke experiences, the Museum is also available for private hire. So whether you’re planning a business meeting, launch party, drinks reception or dinner, the National Army Museum can offer a range of event spaces, all finished to a high standard and supported by modern facilities and bespoke catering options.