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

The Battle of Messines

John Sadler examines the impact of new tactics used during this significant First World War battle. The Battle of Messines began 100 years ago, marking a turning point on the Western Front. John looks at how lessons learnt from the Battle of the Somme, led the British to victory. He will also explore how new artillery…

Fri 16 Jun

Free / 020 7730 0717

Book Club: An Officer and a Gentlewoman

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 Heloise Goodley's book An Officer and a Gentlewoman. Come along and meet new people at an entertaining and informative evening of lively discussion. Explore our book of the month and…

Wed 28 Jun

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…

Gender and violence: Picturing the woman warrior

Join Dr Sue Malvern as she traces the history of female fighters depicted in art, from the Amazons to the present day. Throughout history, war and fighting have been associated with men. However, women have always been involved in fighting. From the Amazons to contemporary artistic representations of military women, Sue…

Hands-on War Paint: Mark-making

Be inspired by our War Paint exhibition by getting creative in this hands-on workshop exploring the use of mark-making in art. During this workshop we'll be examining 'A Trench at Loos' (1915) by Lieutenant Arthur Royce Bradbury, one of the paintings featured in War Paint. We'll begin with a discussion about the painting…

Wed 28 Jun

£5 / 020 7730 0717

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

Indian Mutiny: The devil's wind

Jasdeep Singh explores the causes, impact and legacy of the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Last year the Bank of England issued a new polymer £5 note containing traces of animal fat. Despite some protests, the Bank is to retain the new note. 160 years ago, cartridges greased with pig and cow fat issued to Indian soldiers…

Fri 9 Jun

Jewish refugees in the British Army

Kathrin Pierin brings to life the experiences of Jewish refugees who joined the British Army during the Second World War. Thousands of Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe decided to join the fight against fascism by joining the British Army. To mark Refugee Week, Kathrin will bring to life some of their…

Fri 30 Jun

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…

War Paint: Brushes with conflict

Explore why artists and soldiers have painted scenes of conflict, in our first temporary exhibition at the new museum. Artists and soldiers have painted scenes of conflict for many reasons - to create records, report news or commemorate events. But above all, war paintings are personal perspectives on war and its vast…

Sun 30 Apr

Free / 020 7730 0717

Mon 1 May

Free / 020 7730 0717

Tue 2 May

Free / 020 7730 0717

…and 201 more dates until 19 Nov

War Paint: Brushes with conflict

Explore why artists and soldiers have painted scenes of conflict, in our first temporary exhibition at the new museum. Artists and soldiers have painted scenes of conflict for many reasons - to create records, report news or commemorate events. But above all, war paintings are personal perspectives on war and its vast…

Sun 30 Apr

Free / 020 7730 0717

Mon 1 May

Free / 020 7730 0717

Tue 2 May

Free / 020 7730 0717

…and 201 more dates until 19 Nov

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 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 4 Jun

Free / 020 7730 0717

Sun 11 Jun

Free / 020 7730 0717

Sun 18 Jun

Free / 020 7730 0717

Sun 25 Jun

Free / 020 7730 0717

War Paint guest tour: Jules George

War artist Jules George will give a guided tour of our War Paint exhibition, in which his work is featured. During this special one-hour tour, Jules will take you around the exhibition and discuss what it's like to be a war artist. Jules George has extensive experience as a war artist. In February 2010 he visited…

Wed 21 Jun

£12 (£9) / 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

Waterloo Messenger: The life of Henry Percy

Explore the life of Henry Percy, the officer who delivered to London the news of Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo. Using archives in England and France, Colonel Sir William Mahon has reconstructed the life of Henry Percy in a vivid new biography. William will discuss Percy's vivid wartime experiences, his enduring…

Women and the army: 100 years of progress?

It's 100 years since women were first allowed to perform roles within the British Army other than nursing. In light of this, we're holding a conference to examine the evolution of women's service in the military. 2017 is the ideal time for examining women's involvement in the British military. It's the 100th anniversary…

Sat 24 Jun

£45 (£33.75) / 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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