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National Army Museum

Royal Hospital Road | Chelsea, London SW3 4HT, England
+44 20 7730 0717
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A great hidden treasure

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from this but I was pleasantly surprised. The museum looked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
doctorse7en
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Hong Kong, China
Disappointing since revamp

Very disappointing visit to the new NAM which exhibited more in the way of a designers vanity than... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diana166
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London, United Kingdom
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The National Army Museum will open its bright new building to the public on 30 March 2017. It features five dynamic new galleries showcase thousands of objects from across our collections. They tell a huge range of stories from the army's history. Visitors can learn how to drum a battle command, or experience taking charge of a tank! The galleries offer many perspectives. They address fundamental questions such as 'Why do we have an army?', examine the army's relationship with society, and show how it has touched virtually every part of the world. They also reveal individual experiences of life as a soldier, including the conflicts they have fought in. The museum is a fun, interactive space for all the family. Our engaging museum experience reaches out to all. We want to connect the British public with its army, regardless of age, gender, race and religion. We aim to be a first class museum that moves, inspires, challenges, educates and entertains. We examine the army's role as protector, aggressor and peacekeeper from the British Civil Wars to the modern day. Through our collections we preserve and share stories of ordinary people with extraordinary responsibilities. We explore the role of the army and its relevance today. The new National Army Museum is for everyone, no matter what they think about the British Army.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Royal Hospital Road | Chelsea, London SW3 4HT, England
Chelsea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from this but I was pleasantly surprised. The museum looked small from the outside but there was a great depth of exhibits within. From the beginning in Georgian/Victorian times to the present day, the museum covers everything -...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing visit to the new NAM which exhibited more in the way of a designers vanity than an informed or fitting commemoration of the British Army.. There appear to be a fraction of what should be on display & what was on view was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum but I was thinking, as it was the National museum, it would be larger. There was enough to do for a couple of hours and the kids loved it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this on the way to the Chelsea Flower show and subsequently changed our plans for the following day to pay it a visit. It told the story of the army well and brought out the qualities required to be an effective soldier. It...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time I have been to the NAM since it’s revamp. It seems to have lost it’s way. The redevelopment concentrated on themes which no longer give a coherent history of the British Army. No doubt there are some who are keen on this post...More

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is good and very hands on and as far as London’s museums go in school holidays was lovely and quiet. Although there were many children of preschool age in running around with excess energy (I’m assuming the main reason they visit was for...More

Thank Helen L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a friend on Wednesday 16 May 2018, I had not been to the Museum for over 15 years, now a new building in the same location opened Thursday 16 March 2017. The Museum is on several levels, but signage needs to improve,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here today and I most say I was only expecting to stay for 2/3hrs . But we stayed 5 hrs in total as my teenagers really enjoyed it . We paid for the sas exhibition which my teenagers really found interesting . With...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, beautiful building and exhibits. Interesting for all ages with exhibits to test your skills and demonstrate army tactics. Great cafe and food.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A really interesting exhibition on the past, present and future of the special forces. Leaves you in awe of what people have done and will do for their country and a little bit embarrassed at your own cowardly. A really light and airy museum with...More

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GreatFind_Cotswolds
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Response from Alison E | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I started taking my grandson at age 5, your boy sounds just like my grandson who never stops to read the signs! There’s a huge display of army vehicles in the grounds too and I’d say definitely worth an hour’s trip. We... More
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MrSteinway
26 January 2018|
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Response from TommyTomThomas | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember any display particular to Rorke's Drift.
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