National Army Museum

The National Army Museum explores the story of the British Army, past and present. Open every day 10am-5:30pm, free entry. Visit us today!

In 1949, @hawesandcurtisofficial was commissioned to make the shirt and tie for HM The Queen’s (then Princess Elizabeth's) Women’s Royal Army Corps uniform, which you can find in our Army gallery. . 69 years on, they’ve partnered with us to make a collection inspired by the uniform, as well as a beautiful one-off shirt based on the original, which you can see on display in our shop. Pop in this weekend and find them 👔👑🎁
#CentenaryCollection No. 50: Service tunic worn by Captain George Johnson, 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (The Middlesex Regiment) on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. . Our curators and staff have selected 100 fascinating, inspiring and otherwise significant First World War related objects from our collections, which we’re sharing every day on Twitter as our #CentenaryCollection . Here, our Head of Learning and Academic Access Dr. Peter Johnston expands on why this is his favourite object in the Museum. #Armistice100
Join us this weekend as we explore the design of our unique building inside and out as part of @openhouselondon , with a talk and tour on 🄱🅁🅄🅃🄰🄻🄸🅂🄼, indoor sketching sessions and building challenges for kids. . All FREE. . Link in Bio. . 🏢🏛🏢🏛🏢🏛🏢🏛🏢🏛🏢🏛
It may be #TalkLikeAPirateDay but some of us landlubbers can put on a fearsome front with a skull and crossbones too... ☠️ OR GLORY Cap badge, other ranks, 17th/21st Lancers, c. 1965.
Our curators and staff have selected 100 fascinating, inspiring and otherwise significant First World War related objects from our collections, which we're sharing every day on Twitter as our #CentenaryCollection . . Here, Learning Producer Lily Dean talks about her choice for No. 43, a Prize medal awarded at the British Expeditionary Force Vegetable Show at Le Havre, 1917. Are you following us on Twitter yet? (@nam_london ) #Armistice100
These medals were awarded to Muriel Thompson, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, honouring her work during the First World War. Muriel was a keen driver and in 1908 she won the first ever ladies' motor race at Brooklands. She joined the FANY as a driver in 1915. . Her Military Medal and Croix de Guerre were awarded for courage under fire whilst moving the injured to safety during a German bombing raid in May 1918. Like many other FANYs, she was awarded medals by the British, Belgian and French authorities. You can see her medals in our Army Gallery. Do you know the stories of anyone who served as a nurse during the First World War? Let us know below. . This is #CentenaryCollection No. 42. follow us on Twitter as we share a First World War object a day: @nam_london
Looking to perfect your photography skills? Join @rorylewisphoto here at the end of the month on an in-depth practical full-day portrait photography course. 📸📸📸 . If you came here in January, you'll have seen Rory's powerful and evocative Army portraits display, Soldiery. Aimed at both amateur and experienced photographers, this fun, practical course will cover studio flash lighting, the effect of soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots and reflectors. You’ll learn what a light’s main function is and how lighting affects the final image. . Book now! Link in our bio ⬆️⬆️🖱
Nice to have @jason_carl_fox And @gordonsmart in the building this evening👍👍 . Check out their full live conversation in our story, as our friend and Special Forces: In the Shadows Ambassador Jason Fox talks about his life and career in and out of the Special Forces.
Ask us questions! It's #AskACuratorDay and we'll be sitting down with curator Justin Saddington from 3.30pm to answer your questions on curating First World War collections and #Remembrance in this Centenary year. . So send us your questions on these (and anything else you'd like to know about military history museums, curating and collections) using #AskACurator and we'll get back to you ⌨️
We’ve had an amazing day at the Kia Oval day 3 of the 5th #ENGvIND test match. . Marking joint service of British and Indian troops in the First World War, we staged a lunch break re-enactment cricket match between the 15th Ludhiana Sikh & 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiments, which arrived on the Western Front together in 1914 🏏
We’ve loved hosting the official launch of @soldieringonawards this evening with the team enjoying meeting @tobiasellwoodmp and many others in attendance including Allen Parton, founder of @hounds_for_heroes_uk , pictured here with the National Army Museum team 🐕🏅
Our wonderful First World War reenactor Andy catching the last of the summer sun at our #LDNRemembersWW1 stall in Burton Court, Chelsea. We've been introducing visitors to our First World War era handling collection, from canned meat to a Lewis Gun. Great day with @royalhospitalchelsea , @iwm , @royalbritishlegion , @armyinlondon and many more.
'Captain Bowen dropping at Grossa aerodrome, 26 June 1918.' . This amazing photo is from a collection relating to Lt Col John Fillis Carré Carter. Formerly of MI5, in March 1918 Carter was posted to Rome with the Special Intelligence Section of the Italian Expeditionary Force. In June 1918 he began parachuting agents behind enemy lines on the Austrian-Italian front. . British and Italian intelligence officers organised trials of a device for dropping a man by parachute through the floor of an Italian Savoia-Pomilio SP.4 aircraft. The tests were conducted by the @royalairforceuk in June 1918. . Follow us on Twitter (@nam_london ) to see Carter's secret files and other special objects selected by curators and other staff for our #CentenaryCollection project- 100 objects, 1 a day from August until November 11. #parachuteadventures
Happy #NationalDogDay from Rose here and her human, Trooper Mannington, c. 1944. . A member of the 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry poses with a dog next to his Sherman tank in this photo from an album of photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale during the Second World War. . Have you had a canine companion or colleague while serving? Leave their name below in appreciation. 🐕❤ . NAM. 1975-03-63-20-123
Amazing opening evening of Barrack Room Ballads from @ymtuk and @thebelfastensemble here this evening👏👏👏 . Tickets are still available for tomorrow and Sunday's performances of this great new piece of musical theatre based on Rudyard Kipling's works, capturing the sounds and rhythms of soldiers' lives as we mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. . Booking link in the bio so come along this Bank Holiday weekend🎶🎶⬆️⬆️
Our mini paratroopers have been making their way to the top floor of the Museum, via the Shop and our Special Forces exhibition, to complete their mission to jump onto the giant target drop zone. . Can your kids help them? Drop in for FREE #parachuteadventures until 1 September, morning and afternoons, Mon-Sat. Make and drop your own parachutes or (if you're 3-6 years old) play with our giant parachute:
We recently welcomed Gazala Troop, 74 Battery, 47th Regiment Royal Artillery to our Special Forces: In the Shadows exhibition. . Have you come yet? It's on until 28 October so book now at the link in our bio ⬆️⬆️ and explore the hidden world of the Special Forces in this major exhibition #SFexhib
In this stereoscopic photograph, British cavalry pass through Beaucort-en-Santerre on the Somme, #OnThisDay in 1918. They were moving to support the attack on Le Quesnel, which was eventually taken by the 4th Canadian Division #Amiens100
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