Visited on a rainy afternoon to escape the weather. I had not visited before the refurbishment but from previous reviews I can imagine that like the Imperial War Museum used to... read more
The National Army Museum will open its bright new building to the public on...
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.