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!

Blending in seamlessly at todayโ€™s #ChelseaSummerFete with a #SelfieInCamo ๐Ÿ‘€ . In London today? Join us with the kids to make some masks, try on some kit and enter our competition ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽช๐Ÿ… . @dukeofyorksquare
It's both #BringYourDogToWork day AND #NationalKissingDay โค๏ธ๐Ÿ• . A Corporal and patrol dog from the Theatre Military Working Dog Support Unit, photographed by Cpl Ian Houlding in May 2008 at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
It's the #SummerSolstice today, the longest day of the year, with sunset due at 9.21pm in the UK. What are you doing with the long June evenings? . Some beautiful sunsets from our collection ๐ŸŒ„ . 1. Kashmir c.1910 2.ย UK,1938-40 3. Palestine, 1917 4. Afghanistan, 2006
#OnThisDay in 1815, Major Thomas Harris was shot at #Waterloo . His arm had to be amputated and the surgeon cut the sleeve of the coatee he was wearing. Harris survived and 200 years later, the coatee was donated to the National Army Museum. Work from forensics experts at Cranfield Forensic Institute has now helped confirm the garment's authenticity. . For more on the science, the coatee and Thomas Harris' remarkable career visit
Tomorrow: . ๐Ÿ”ต Marching workshop with a First World War soldier ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ”ต First World War uniforms๐Ÿ’‚ ๐Ÿ”ต First World War animals activities ๐ŸŽ . AND Free entry for dads to exhibition Special Forces: In the Shadows* . What more could you want for #FathersDay ?! Check link in our bio for details. . *Ts & Cs apply
Chin chin, itโ€™s #NationalBeerDay . Are you heading out for a tipple this evening? . This 1944 photo shows five members of 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry enjoying a beer as they gather around a Jeep #FridayFeeling ๐Ÿป
Who's watching #TroopingtheColour on @BBCOne ? The ceremony is carried out by troops from the Household Division- the Foot Guards, The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery and the Household Cavalry. . The parade dates back to the 18th century, when the Colours of a unit were 'trooped' - or carried - down the ranks so that they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers. It has marked the sovereign's official birthday since 1748. . This mesmerising photograph was taken at Trooping the Colour 2015 by Cpl Derek Taylor, Royal Logistic Corps.
British troops land at Lion-sur-Mer, Sword Beach, Normandy, #OnThisDay in 1944. . This well known, evocative photograph of troops on #DDay was taken by Sergeant Jimmy H Mapham of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit. Mapham was a staff photographer on the Leicester Mercury before the war:
An evening treat tomorrow if you're in London: join one of our curators on a personal, hour-long tour of our major exhibition, Special Forces: In the Shadows, which presents ideas of security and secrecy through the lens of British Special Forces #SFexhib . Booking link in our Story โฌ†๏ธ
Great to see so many of you at #SASWhoDaresWins โ€™ Ant Middletonโ€™s book launch signing session here this afternoon. Good to see you @ant.middleton ๐Ÿ‘ Come to our shop to buy your copy and visit our current major exhibition, Special Forces: In the Shadows (which features Ant) #SFexhib
As it's Chelsea Flower Show and #ChelseaInBloom time, we can't resist sharing this marvellous floral moustache cup, from around 1879. Moustache cups have a strip of ceramic inside the rim, forming a spout somewhat like the top of a modern takeaway coffee cup. This protects the moustache from the beverage and the beverage from moustache wax. This cup is inscribed "Charles Connell/Sergt Major/64th Regiment 1879." . Formerly an Army requirement, the need for a regulation moustache was scrapped in 1916. As clean shaven-ness in both military and civilian life became more popular, the popularity of these distinctive cups declined ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒธโ˜•๏ธ . (NAM. 2000-04-131-1)
Great having Major Nics Wetherill and Lance Sergeant Sophie Montagne here last night taking about their experiences. The Ice Maidens are the first all-female team to cross Antarctica on muscle power alone ๐ŸŒจ๐Ÿ›ท๐Ÿ’‚โ€โ™€๏ธโœŠ @antarcticaicemaiden @nicswetherill @mountain_sophie
We are live on @historyhit Facebook channel. @thehistoryguy is talking to Anthony Beevor about his latest book โ€˜Arnhemโ€™
#ChelseaInBloom offers visitors to our end of London a floral feast this week. We're currently hosting a display of wreaths from @_bigideas in our Atrium, commemorating First World War Labour Corps. This one featuring traditional poppies was made by the charity Made in Haslingden #Unremembered
There's been a lot of buzz about the unconventional choice of cake for the #RoyalWedding breakfast. . We think elderflower and lemon sponge sounds pretty good and @searcys1847 are still selling special edition mini lemon and elderflower wedding cakes in our Cafรฉ! Pop in and try one while you can.๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ‹
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their marriage. The Duke served in the Army for 10 years and founded the Invictus Games, the sport event for wounded, ill and injured military personnel in 2014. Here he chats to veterans in 2015 #RoyalWedding
Apparently there's a wedding with an Army connection taking place today?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‰ 'A soldier's wedding', watercolour by an unknown artist, c. 1790 (NAM. 1977-09-52-1)
#ThisNurse is changing the dressing on Second Lieutenant Cyril Edwards' wounded leg at Endsleigh Palace Hospital, September 1917. The combined nursing services expanded from around 3,000 in 1914 to 23,000 in 1918. #InternationalNursesDay #IND2018 ๐Ÿฅ
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