National Army Museum

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT
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African Women In Fhe First World War

Join Dr Anne Samson and discover the different roles African women have played during war. From camp followers and labourers to spies and snipers, African women of all ethnicities, ages and creeds have played a significant, albeit hidden, role in war. Using the First World War as a hook, Dr Anne Samson will explore the…

Fri 5 May

Art And The Army

Taking inspiration from our War Paint exhibition, an expert panel will discuss how art, historically and today, influences public perceptions of the army. Artists have used the army as a subject for hundreds of years, for numerous reasons. Their works have influenced public opinion about the army - sometimes glorifying…

Wed 17 May

£10 (£7.50) / 020 7730 0717

Book Club: Age Of Anger

Join us once a month for an evening of discussion and debate about books related to the British Army. This month we will be discussing Pankaj Mishra's book Age of Anger. Come along and meet new people at an entertaining and informative evening of lively discussion. Explore our book of the month and unpack current issues…

Wed 26 Apr

Free / 020 7730 0717

Book Club: The Last Mughal

Join us once a month for an evening of discussion and debate about books related to the British Army. This month we will be discussing William Dalrymple's book The Last Mughal: The Fall of Delhi, 1857. Come along and meet new people at an entertaining and informative evening of lively discussion. Explore our book of the…

Wed 31 May

Exploring The Women's Royal Army Corps Collection

Dr Alastair Massie shares fascinating stories from the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC) collection. On 1 February 1949 the WRAC was founded, allowing women to serve in a wide range of army roles. After the WRAC disbanded in 1992, the National Army Museum took over its collection. Join Alastair as he draws on official…

Hands-On War Paint: Repetition

Be inspired by our War Paint exhibition by getting creative in this hands-on workshop exploring the use of repetition in art. During this workshop, we'll be examining Repetition (2005) by Gerald Laing, one of the paintings featured in War Paint. We'll begin with a discussion about the painting, exploring the presentation…

Wed 31 May

A History Of Army Nursing: 1854-1918

To mark International Nurses Day Professor Christine Hallett traces the history of army nursing from the Crimean War until the end of the First World War. Starting with Florence Nightingale's initial efforts in the Crimean War, she will continue through to the creation of nursing services during the Boer War and the First…

Fri 12 May

ID Your Stuff

Get help from our staff identifying your artefacts, and learn how to research your family history. Have you had some medals passed down to you and want to know how to care for them? Are you struggling to identify a relative's regiment from a photograph? Do you want to start researching your family history? Museum staff…

Mon 15 May

Free / 020 7730 0717

Make Your Own Comic

Discover our Ministry of Women graphic novel and have a go at making your own comic. To mark 100 years since the formation of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, the National Army Museum has created a graphic novel, Ministry of Women, featuring the stories of women who have served in the army. Join our hands-on workshop…

…and 6 more dates until 4 Jun

Niagara Through The Eyes Of A Military Artist

Felicity Myrone tells the story behind one of the earliest representations of Niagara Falls. Thomas Davies was a captain in the Royal Artillery tasked with surveying the region around the Niagara River. In 1762 he painted An East View of the Great Cataract of Niagara, British America, a watercolour which features in our…

Too proud To Fight

A century on from America's entry into the First World War, Dr Graham Cross explores how we look back on that pivotal decision. The United States of America entered the First World War on 6 April 1917. While British narratives recognise the American contribution, they often also focus on the lateness of entry and the…

Fri 7 Apr

Free / 020 7730 0717

War artists and the press

Emma Mawdsley looks at artists' depiction of war in the press of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Art has always been a tool for reporting news. But in the age before photography, artists provided the only images of war zones. In the 19th century, as the thirst for authentic images of conflict grew, newspapers sent…

Fri 28 Apr

Free / 020 7730 0717

War Paint Exhibition Tour

Join us for a free 30-minute tour of our temporary exhibition War Paint. Artists paint places of conflict for many reasons - recording locations, reporting news and commemorating events. But these images also offer personal perspectives on war and its impact on land and people. During this tour, we'll discuss the purposes…

Sun 7 May

Free / 020 7730 0717

Sun 14 May

Free / 020 7730 0717

Sun 21 May

Free / 020 7730 0717

Sun 28 May

Free / 020 7730 0717

War Paint Guest Tour: Matthew Cook

Renowned illustrator Matthew Cook will give a guided tour of our War Paint exhibition, in which his work is featured. During this special one-hour tour, Matthew will take you around the exhibition and discuss what it is like to be a war artist and soldier. Matthew Cook was the Times Official War Artist during the Gulf War…

Wed 10 May

£12 (£9) / 020 7730 0717

Women Soldiers Tour

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for a 30-minute guided tour of the galleries exploring 100 years of women in the army. In 1917 the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was founded. This was the first time women could join the army outside of nursing roles. Since then there have been a number of developments for women…

Sat 6 May

Free / 020 7730 0717

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