National Army Museum

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National Army Museum map
Address:
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea SW3 4HT
Tel:
0207 730 0717
Web:
nam.ac.uk

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
10 AM to 5.30 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Visiting hours are subject to change
Ticket cost:
Adults free entry
Time required:
A typical visit to National Army Museum lasts 2 hours (approx)

Getting to National Army Museum

Driving:
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Taxis:
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Buses:
11, 19, 22, 137, 170, 211, 319, 360, C1 – London bus fares
Trains:
Sloane Square
Plan your journey from Earl’s Court, Euston, King’s Cross, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Marylebone, Paddington, Victoria, Waterloo or another London Underground station:
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Good for kids? Value for money? free Worth a visit?

Craig recommends… Read my review of the National Army Museum.

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.

 
  • ian meyer – “This is like a poor man's imperial war museum. It covers the same sort of stuff all the way up to world war ii. I didn't think the place was going to be so bug, but there's quite a lot of stuff there but unfortunatly the display aren't as good as the iwm. Most of the stuff on display is uniforms, medals and paintings of battles. I much prefer all the full-size vehicles that the imperial war museum has got. This is just in a 30-storey building so they dont have the room for all the vehicles. Another annoying thing, though this is not the museums fault, is that the closest tube station is sloane square which s 15 minutes walk away, and there's not really a lot of other stuff in the area to do afterwards. So if you dont like it then you have pretty much wasted half a day.”

> Talk about this attraction

> Craig’s review of National Army Museum – “If there's one thing Britain is good at then it's fighting wars. Every country is good at something: for the Americans it's playing that girls game rounders (sorry, I mean baseball). For us it's winning wars. I think the reason we're so amazing at it is because we've been practising, practising, practising for a thousand years. That's why we have so many military muse… continued”

If you enjoy this then try: Guards’ Museum (walk it in 28 mins or catch a train from Sloane Square to Guards’ Museum) and Imperial War Museum (catch the tube from Sloane Square to Imperial War Museum).

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