Thursday 30 November 2023

National Army Museum - National Army Museum December 🎄


Troops receiving the King's and Queen's Christmas cards, 1914

Season’s greetings from the National Army Museum

We'd like to wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year, and to thank you for all your support throughout 2023.

Though the year is rapidly coming to an end, we still have plenty of events and festive activities for you to join this month. Read on to book your tickets to attend some of the highlight events in December.

A reminder that, during festive period, the Museum will be closed on 24 -  26 December, as well as the 1 January. The Museum will be open as normal on 27 - 31 December. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year of 2024.

Jingle Bell Jive

10 December 2023, 6.30pm, £20.00

Swing and jive the night away at this special Christmas-themed 1940s dance event. 

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or already know your way around the dance floor, Swing Dance UK will be there to help show how it’s done. 

Dance the night away with live music of the South London Jazz Orchestra and enjoy a cabaret show from the Diamond Girls. Hair and makeup artists Pretty Me Vintage will be on hand to keep you feeling and looking the part.


Featured Events

Talks and Tours

Programme Highlights

Christmas Carols: The Chelsea Pensioner Singers

10 December 2023, 11.00am, FREE

Join us for this special Christmas event as the Chelsea Pensioner Singers perform a selection of their favourite Christmas carols live at the museum.

The Chelsea Pensioner Singers have been performing together since 2014, initially simply for enjoyment and well-being within the Royal Hospital. Come and listen to their festive repertoire, featuring a range of carols and Christmas classics.


Christmas at Windsor Castle


Museum of Brands - Adopt an Object this Christmas🎄plus TWO FREE gift tickets with any scrapbook purchase until 23 Dec📚


Brandtastic Family Christmas Activities

Kids go free from 22 December 2023 until 7 January 2024 with a paying visitor for general admission.  Use the code KIDSGOFREE when purchasing your ticket online through Art Tickets

Visit us for a Brandtastic Family Christmas with the whole family this December. From 1 December until 7 January, the kids can explore the Time Tunnel with our ‘Fill a Stocking’ Scavenger Hunt. Draw or colour in the gifts to put into Santa’s stocking, while you enjoy a nostalgic journey through 200 years of social change, culture and lifestyle. 

Plus, visit us between Christmas and New Year and make your own Brandtastic thank you cards. 

Find out more and book tickets here.

Can’t make it to the Museum? Have a look at our online family activities, available to download for FREE. You can also join the conversation by following us on social media.

"Came to this museum with little expectation and was really blown away... It talks about how historical events have influenced/created products, which was fascinating. You’re also able to see how common household brands have evolved over time."  TripAdvisor Review, October 2023

"This museum is a true wonder! The exhibits are remarkable, and I had a fantastic time.
Google ReviewOctober 2023

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Book Your Tickets

Give the Gift of Nostalgia 

Are you looking for a truly one-of-a-kind Christmas present? Make the memories last with 'Adopt an Object'! Gift your friends or family a piece of history from our curated collection of some of our most beloved artefacts. From the iconic Hornby Train Set, through to Spice Girl or Star Wars figures, there is sure to be something to appeal to everyone. Find out more here.

FREE Gift Tickets with Any Scrapbook

Double up your giving this Christmas.  We are giving away two free gift tickets with any Robert Opie Collection Scrapbook until 23 December.  Covering decades from the Victorian Era to the 1970s, these are a deep dive into our history.  Purchase online here or on site at the Museum shop, and we will include two FREE gift tickets.

NEW DISPLAY - Reuse, Refill, Rethink

We have partnered with The University of Sheffield’s ‘Many Happy Returns' project to develop a new display using the past to inform the future of sustainability in packaging. It explores how current developments in packaging have historical significance and how we might learn from the past when envisioning new models of reuse for the future.  Find out more here.

Brand Boxes through your Letterbox

In collaboration with DS Smith, we have developed a special Brand Box designed to help carers and those living with dementia from the comfort of their own home. This free letterbox-sized multi-sensory resource has been carefully designed to encourage memories through smell, touch, and taste as well as sight.  We have 1000 to share, email Sara to request yours

Back in the Boardroom

This January, reconnect with the whole team with a change of scenery in our exciting venue. Our 2024 calendar is already filling up with “regrouping sessions” and strategy days. The Museum of Brands’ event spaces offer the perfect setting to enable you to get everyone up to speed on the new year’s targets and goals. Contact Francesca to check availability and book a site visit.

FREE Subject-Specific Trails 

Explore the Time Tunnel at your own pace with our range of FREE self-guided trails tailored to 39 subjects, from Early Years to Higher Education. We have also translated 17 into Mandarin, French, German, Italian and Spanish. We offer discounts to groups of over 10, email Connie for more info.