Embrace British heritage at the National Army Museum, home to historic works of art and the latest captivating collections from modern day conflict, the Museum offers magnificent galleries, modern spaces and functional meeting rooms, making it an ideal venue for all your event needs. Outside two canons can be seen. In front of the building is a Blomefield Pattern Siege gun in use in the Peninsular War (1800-1814) to penetrate rammed earth. The canon at the entrance was used in Siege of Sebastopol during the Crimean War (1854-1856) against formidable Russian fortifications.
The interactive Action Zones bring history to life, providing a hands-on learning experience for younger visitors.
Victorian Soldier Action Zone: Find out whether you're a drummer boy, infantryman or cavalry officer, through a range of quizzes, games and hands-on activities. The 'Victorian Soldier' Action Zone is situated in our Changing the World gallery
The World’s Army, 1914-45' Action Zone: Explore the lives of people from around the world involved in the First and Second World Wars, and the great advances made in techniques of warfare during this period. 'The World’s Army, 1914-45' Action Zone is situated in our World Wars gallery
Hear guest speakers examine a wealth of enthralling topics at the Museum's free lunchtime lectures, which take place at 12.30pm every Thursday.
TEMPLER STUDY CENTRE
The National Army Museum's Templer Study Centre offers visitors an unrivalled opportunity to explore in depth the campaigns, personalities and social history of the British Army. Seating 15 Readers, the Centre offers access to the Museum's collections of regimental and campaign histories, archives, photographs, prints and drawings, providing a rich picture of soldiers' daily lives through the ages. Visitors can also draw upon the expertise of the Study Centre curatorial staff.
Although the National Army Museum holds a wealth of information on the history and traditions of the Army, it is not a repository for soldiers’ official service records. If you are researching the military career of a friend or relative, the following information may be of use. Soldiers' military careers