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Important note: The National Army Museum will be closed until 2016.
The National Army Museum was originally located at Sandhurst and moved to its present position in 1971. It now sits alongside the Chelsea Royal Hospital.
The exhibits begin in the early 16th-century with a fine collection of weapons, books and photographs. Tactics are discussed with fine maps and lessons, and there is a detailed history of the British Redcoat from Agincourt to 1800.
Space is also given over to the everyday life of a soldier with their uniforms, equipment and living kit.
The National Army Museum’s best exhibits include the skeletal remains of Napoleon’s horse – Marengo – and a cross-section of a World War I trench. There is also a spectacular model of the Battle of Waterloo at 7.15PM on 28th June 1815 – a pivotal moment in European history.
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If you enjoy this then try: Guards’ Museum (walk it in 28 mins or catch a train from Sloane Square to Guards’ Museum).