National Army Museum

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT
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Book Club: Curry: A tale of cooks and conqueror

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 Curry: A tale of cooks and conquerors by Lizzie Collingham. Come along and meet new people at an entertaining and informative evening of lively discussion unpacking current issues…

Wed 31 Jan 2018

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 18:30

Book Club: The Nurses of Passchendaele

Our November Book of the Month explores the extraordinary story of the nurses of Passchendaele. It reveals the courage, resilience and compassion with which they did their work. Explore our book of the month and unpack current issues, historical events and popular fiction through recent book releases related to the…

Wed 29 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 18:30

Book Club: The Wartime Secrets of London's Grand Hotels

December's Book of the Month is The Wartime Secrets of London's Grand Hotels by Matthew Sweet in which he draws a sumptuous, witty and eye-opening history of the Ritz, the Savoy, the Dorchester and Claridge's - and the eccentrics, stars, aristocrats and criminals living in London's grand hotels during the Blitz. Explore…

Wed 20 Dec

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 18:30

The Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection

Curator, Sophie Defrance, explores the books, letters and pamphlets held in the Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection at Cambridge University. The Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection is a comprehensive set of books and pamphlets written in French on the subjects of the Second World War, the occupation and the…

Fri 12 Jan 2018

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Communications And The Battle Of Cambrai

Dr Brian Hall examines the Battle of Cambrai through the perspective of the British Army's communications system. Although a strategic failure, the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917 heralded tactical and operational methods that foreshadowed not only some of the war-winning techniques employed by the British Army in…

Fri 1 Dec

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Dental Services In The British Army, 1914-18

Join Rachel Bairtso and Fiona Gray of the British Dental Association Museum as they discuss how the army looked after its soldiers' teeth during the First World War. At the outbreak of the First World War there was insufficient dental provision for serving military personnel. However, the pain of toothache and the…

Fri 8 Dec

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Far East Prisoner-of-war Memories

Lauren Cantillon presents her current research on prisoner-of-war memoirs from the Far East during the Second World War (1939-45). This talk will consider the memoirs of British prisoners of war of the Japanese, known as Far East Prisoners of War (FEPOWs), and how their recollections may have been reshaped and distorted…

Fri 19 Jan 2018

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

The Life And Work Of Abram Games

Naomi Games reveals the story of her father, Abram Games, who was appointed Official War Poster Artist during the Second World War. Games was one of the 20th century's most innovative and important graphic designers. He produced some of Britain's most enduring images, which are a now a fascinating record of social…

Fri 15 Dec

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Recce Racers

Learn about army reconnaissance and have a go at making your own mini-vehicle to take home. At this family activity you'll discover how the army uses vehicles for its reconnaissance missions. Have a go at making your own rubber-band powered vehicle and see how fast it will go on our track. Will your time be the one to beat?

Sat 2 Dec

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 10:30 – 12:30
  • 13:30 – 16:30

Sun 3 Dec

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 10:30 – 12:30
  • 13:30 – 16:30

Sat 9 Dec

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 10:30 – 12:30
  • 13:30 – 16:30
…and 24 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Security and the army tour

Take a free guided tour around the galleries exploring the topic of security and the army. In 2018 we're looking at the army's role in UK and world security throughout history. This monthly tour will highlight some of the objects and stories related to key moments and the people involved.

Sat 6 Jan 2018

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 14:00

Seperated by War and Genocide: Stories from the Wiener Library

Dr Barbara Warnock uncovers British Army connections in Britain's Holocaust archive, the Wiener Library. For Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, Dr Barbara Warnock of The Wiener Library, London, will give an illustrated talk drawn from the library's rich collections of archival materials on Jewish refugees from Nazism. She will…

Fri 26 Jan 2018

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Sevastopol's Wars: Crimea From Potemkin To Putin

Join Major Mungo Melvin to uncover the history of the maritime city of Sevastopol. Founded by Catherine the Great, Sevastopol has been fought over for centuries. Crucial battles of the Crimean War (1854-56) were fought on the hills surrounding the city, and the memory of this stalwart defence inspired those who battled…

Fri 24 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Soldiery

Rory Lewis's latest photography project, Soldiery, a study of the British Army, taking inspiration from a selection of great historical painters. Rory's aim was to capture the 21st-century army's historical character and its proud legacy of diversity. Join us for a talk and an opportunity to view the photographic display.

Wed 31 Jan 2018

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 18:00

Women At war

Join Chelsea Pensioner, John Carbis, to explore the lives of three notable women who have resided at the Royal Hospital. Carbis, will discuss the experiences of three female out-pensioners in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries: Hannah Snell, Dr James 'Miranda' Stuart Barry and Christian Davies.

Fri 22 Dec

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Women Soldiers Tour

Explore 100 years of women in the army. Join us for a free 30-minute tour on the first Saturday of the month at 2.30pm. 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 in the…

Sat 2 Dec

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 14:30

'The World's Peace' - Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points

Dr Graham Cross examines Woodrow Wilson's 'Fourteen Points' a century on. On 8 January 1918, Woodrow Wilson, the president of the United States, set out his fourteen points to reform a world broken by the First World War. The US had entered the conflict the previous April as an associate power, and would be a major force…

Fri 5 Jan 2018

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

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