Thursday 1 December 2016

Season’s Greetings from the National Army Museum

Christmas Day celebrations, Singapore, 1951
The National Army Museum is closed for redevelopment until Spring 2017, but we remain open through our programme of events held at venues across London.

Churchill, Attlee and the Generals

19 January 2017, 7pm
Army & Navy Club, London

Roger Hermiston will tell the story of the political and military leaders who steered Britain through its darkest hour, showing how they helped to win the Second World War.
Every Man's Club Evening Experience

Wellington's Eastern Front: The Campaigns on the East Coast of Spain, 1810-14

2 December 2016, 12.30pm
Royal Marsden Conference Centre, London

Colonel Nick Lipscombe will examine how the east coast of Spain was important to the Spanish, French and British for very different reasons during the Peninsular War.

Soldiers' Stories:Major Allen Holford-Walker

Somme, November 1916

Major Allen Holford-Walker’s papers demonstrate how the British struggled to make the most of their new weapon - the tank - on the Somme.

Access to the Collection

Reading room and enquiry service re-open

The Reading Room at our Stevenage store has resumed a temporary service where you can access items by appointment. Our public enquiries service has also now re-opened.
Indian Soldiers

National Service

12 January 2017, 12.30pm
Royal Marsden Conference Centre, London

Richard Vinen will unpick the myths of the two 'gap years', which all British men who came of age between 1945 and the early 1960s had to fill with National Service.

Conserving Frostbitten Toes

New collections blog

Watch the conservation of Major ‘Bronco’ Lane’s frostbitten toes and see them transformed, ready for display in the new Museum.
Indian Soldiers

Protesting the Wars: Cell Block Graffiti at Richmond Castle

26 January 2017, 12.30pm
Royal Marsden Conference Centre, London

Archaeologist Kevin Booth will look closely at the cell block graffiti left by First World War conscientious objectors imprisoned at Richmond Castle, revealing their emotions and experiences.

Conscription: A Student’s View

Student blog

The Museum worked in partnership with the Houses of Parliament Education Service to host a schools debate asking whether your country has the right to make you fight. Student journalist Gaia Masullo gives a run-down of the day's activities.

Scottish Poppy Blooms Again

New collections blog

This Scottish poppy is an important artefact dating from the early days of the Poppy Appeal. Ready for display in the new Museum, the poppy has undergone a dramatic transformation, so it blooms once again.
Indian Soldiers

Of Fortunes and War: Clare Hollingworth, First of the Female War Correspondents

New book

Clare Hollingworth is famous for getting ‘the scoop of the century’ – the outbreak of the Second World War. Clare’s great-nephew Patrick Garrett tells the gripping story of her century-long journey from a childhood in rural England, right up to Britain’s final 'End of Empire' in Hong Kong.
War Horse