National Army Museum

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT
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  • Website www.nam.ac.uk
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5x15 talks: Women in military history

Join us for an afternoon of sharing the research and experiences of women specialising in military history topics. Female academics are underrepresented across the board, but particularly in military history topics. During our event, you'll hear women speak about their research and experiences, with the chance to ask…

Sat 14 Oct

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Aden Insurgency

Historian Jonathan Walker discusses the Aden emergency. On the 50th anniversary of the British withdrawal from Aden, author and historian Jonathan Walker looks at the controversial military campaign and its legacy. In the 1960s, Britain's only Arab colony became a battleground of the Cold War as British forces struggled…

Fri 27 Oct

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Archives weekend: Archive detectives

Free Discover some secrets from our archive at this family friendly workshop. Become a detective and take part in our family workshop, uncovering some artefacts and stories from the museum's archives. Can you put all the pieces together to solve the puzzle? Open all weekend, drop in from 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm

Sat 18 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 10:30 – 12:30
  • 13:30 – 16:30

Sun 19 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 10:30 – 12:30
  • 13:30 – 16:30

Archives Weekend: Treasures From The Institutional Archives

Archivist Penny Hutchins uncovers some amusing and amazing treasures from the museum's institutional archives. Penny shares stories and images tucked away in the museum's institutional archives, spanning from the 1960s to the present day

Sun 19 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 14:00

Bold in her breeches: Female soldiers who dressed as men

Julie Wheelwright uncovers the stories of women who served in the army and navy by dressing as men. From the eighteenth century onwards, women such as Christian Davies, Hannah Snell, Mary Talbot and Sara Edmonds, swapped their skirts for trousers to enlist in the army and navy. Over the last few decades historians have…

Fri 20 Oct

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Book Club: Caught in the Revolution

October's Book of the Month examines the Russian Revolution on its centenary anniversary. Explore our book of the month and unpack current issues, historical events and popular fiction through recent book releases related to the British Army. The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month, from 7pm to 8pm.

Wed 25 Oct

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 19:00

Book Club: Readers' Choice

Meet new people at an entertaining and informative evening of lively discussion. Explore the book of the month and unpack current issues, historical events and popular fiction through recent book releases related to the British Army. Booking is essential.

Wed 27 Sep

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 18:30 – 19:30

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

The British Army in the Italian Alps

Join our study centre manager, Robert Fleming, to discover how the British Army fought in the Italian Alps during the First World War. The British Army fought in theatres across the world from the Middle East and Africa to Asia and the Pacific. One of the theatres often forgotten is the Italian Front. For two years Italy…

Fri 17 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Camouflage Half Term

Get back to nature this half term at our camouflage family activity. Be inspired by the natural world and create a camouflage scene at our family friendly half term activity. We'll be exploring different environments and how camouflage can change for each one. Drop in for free from 10.30am to 4.30pm daily.

Sat 21 Oct

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Disputed Earth: Geology And Trench Warfare On The Western Front, 1914-18

Join historian Peter Doyle to discover the geology of trench warfare in the First World War. Geology affects the outcome of battle, and no more so than during the trench warfare of the Great War. An understanding of terrain has been the mark of a great commander from at least the time of Sun Tzu, and most campaigns can be…

Fri 10 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Poetry and Prose by Women in the First World War

Actor Ruth Sillers brings to life the poetry, journals and letters written by women during the First World War.

Fri 22 Sep

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30 – 12:30

Prisoners of war: Experiences and emotions

Dr Clare Makepeace explores the experiences and emotions of British prisoners of war. Following the publication of her pioneering history Captives of War, British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War, Clare Makepeace tells the story of wartime imprisonment through the love, fears, fantasies, loneliness…

Fri 6 Oct

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Redisplaying the D-Day Museum

Curator Andrew Whitmarsh discusses the current transformation of the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth. The D-Day Museum in Portsmouth opened in 1984, and is currently undergoing a complete redisplay as part of a major Heritage Lottery Fund-supported project. This talk will look at the approach that the museum is taking to…

Fri 13 Oct

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Remembrance: An Evening Of Spoken Word

Join us for an evening of poetry and spoken word to mark the Remembrance period with performances from some special guests. Come and listen to poetry and spoken word responding to remembrance. There will be performances from local school children, special guests, and an open mic session for visitors to share their own…

Wed 8 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 18:00

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

Strike It Lucky: Award And Recognition In The British And Indian Army

Join our curator Chris Cooper in uncovering the history of medals and medal ribbons. Two centuries ago, the Waterloo Medal recognised for the first time the individual acts of all soldiers in a conflict regardless of their rank or role, though other institutions had been awarding medals well before. Join curator Chris…

Fri 3 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30

Treating Trauma in First World War Nurses

Dr Denise Poynter reveals how female nurses during the First World War were treated for trauma. Booking is essential.

Fri 29 Sep

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 11:30 – 12:30

UK Security And the Army

Join our expert panel to discuss the role of the army in security at home. Over the past six months the army has played a visible role in UK security. Operation Temperer saw 5,000 troops deployed on the streets to support the police and security services. During this discussion our panel of experts will discuss the impact…

Wed 11 Oct

£10 (£7.50) / 020 7730 0717

  • 19:00

War Paint

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 8 Oct

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 14:30

Sun 22 Oct

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 14:30

War Paint After Hours

Join us for an evening of free art workshops and a final chance to see our War Paint exhibition after hours. 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 impact on…

Wed 25 Oct

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 18:30

War Paint After Hours

Join us for an evening of free art workshops and a final chance to see our War Paint exhibition after hours. At this free late event, explore our War Paint exhibition after hours, meet some of the artists featured, and have a go at some of the artistic techniques featured in the exhibition.

Wed 1 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 17:30

War Paint: Brushes with conflict

Paintings and objects by artists and soldiers.

Wed 20 Sep

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Thu 21 Sep

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Fri 22 Sep

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 58 more dates until 19 Nov

War Paint exhibition tour

A 30-minute tour of the War Paint exhibition.

Sun 24 Sep

Free Booking is recommended / 020 7730 0717

  • 14:30

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 5 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 14:30

Sun 19 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 14:30

War Paint guest tour: Anna Marazuela Kim

Art historian Dr Anna Marazuela Kim leads a tour of the War Paint exhibition.

Wed 20 Sep

£12 (£9) / 020 7730 0717

  • 18:30 – 19:30

War Paint Guest tour: Emma Mawdsley

Join curator Emma Mawdsley for an out-of-hours tour of the War Paint exhibition. 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 impact on people and places. War Paint…

Wed 18 Oct

£12 (£9) / 020 7730 0717

  • 18:30

War Stories With Peter Snow And Ann Macmillan

Join Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan as they uncover stories of those affected by war throughout history. War Stories provides a fascinating account of ordinary people swept up by the horror of war. They are caught up in the most extreme ordeal humans have to endure: their experiences are the stuff of legend. This is the…

Wed 4 Oct

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7730 0717

  • 19:00

Women Soldiers: An International Perspective

Put your questions to a panel of female soldiers from around the world. In this panel discussion, female representatives from armies around the world including Britain, South Africa and New Zealand, share their experiences of serving. The speakers will be asked questions by a museum curator, and we will then open up the…

Wed 15 Nov

£7.50 / 020 7730 0717

  • 19:00

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 7 Oct

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 14:30

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 4 Nov

Free / 020 7730 0717

  • 14:30

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