Friday 2 April 2021

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Items from the Museum's collection

Explore our collections online

From tiger headdresses to model ambulances, over the past year of Covid-19 lockdowns, we've added more than 4,000 records to our searchable online collection database. Search by keyword, theme or more specific terms and types of object, and see what you can find...

Tiger headdress, Chinese Manchu forces, Boxer Rebellion, 1900-1901, NAM.1963-11-67-2 
Model Austin K2 ambulance, NAM.1993-12-85-2
Webley .455 inch Mk I breech-loading service revolver, 1900, NAM. 1976-07-1-1 


What's on

Painting of soldiers in Burma, WW2

Deep Operations and Strategic Effect in the Burma Campaign, 1942-45

9 April 2021, 12.00pm


Join Dr Robert Lyman as he compares the deep operations conducted in Burma during the Second World War, and examines why some special forces groups are better remembered than others.

Great Battles: Culloden book cover

Great Battles: Culloden

16 April 2021, 12.00pm


The last pitched battle on British soil was fought near Inverness 275 years ago at a place called Culloden. Join Professor Murray Pittock as he discusses the battle and its legacy.

Photo of soldiers by a tank

Battle of the Imjin River

23 April 2021, 12.00pm


Join historian Andrew Salmon MBE as he marks the 70th anniversary of the bloodiest battle fought by UK troops since the Second World War.

Veiled Warriors book cover

Veiled Warriors

30 April 2021, 12.00pm


Christine Hallett challenges some of the popular myths surrounding the allied nurses of the First World War.



Family fun this Easter

Photo of woman and child doing crafts

Archive Adventures Family Day

9 April 2021, 11.00am - 12.00pm


Looking for something to keep the kids entertained this Easter holiday? Why not book a ticket for our next online family day, Archive Adventures, where they can hear about some stories from our archives, see if they can beat the clock with our scavenger hunt challenge and more.


Explore stories

Photo of soldiers in vehicle with fire in the background

The invasion of Iraq

Eighteen years ago, in March 2003, British troops took part in the invasion of Iraq, which overthrew Saddam Hussein's regime. It would be six more years before combat operations came to an end.

Photo of medals

Lost and found: A tale of two VCs

The medals of Private Francis Fitzpatrick have recently been reunited at the National Army Museum after more than a century of separation. As well as telling the story of this brave soldier, the medals shed light on some of the lesser known Army campaigns in South Africa.


George Butler in conversation

Photo of George Butler

Capturing Conflict: George Butler

7 April 2021, 7.00pm


Join award-winning artist George Butler in conversation with veteran and artist Harry Parker, as he discusses his career. An unexpected sight on the front line with his pen and paper, one of George’s most recent projects, commissioned by the National Army Museum, was to document the Army's response to a very different conflict: the war against Covid-19. 

Image credit: Gus Palmer


Foe to Friend exhibition

Foe to Friend exhibition graphic showing tank and Wolfgang Meier's van with soldiers eating

Foe to Friend: Virtual tours


Watch the three video tours we created of our exhibition about British Forces in Germany, focusing on how the posting changed over time, the Cold War, and life in Germany. 

British Forces in Germany: The Lived Experience book cover

British Forces in Germany: The Lived Experience


This illustrated military and social history of the British Armed Forces in Germany by curator Dr Peter Johnston explores the lives, work and experiences of British troops and their families living in Germany.