National Army Museum

The National Army Museum is a leading authority on the British Army and its impact on society past and present.

The museum examines the army’s role as protector, aggressor and peacekeeper from the British Civil Wars to the modern day. Through their collections they preserve and share stories of ordinary people with extraordinary responsibilities. They explore the role of the army and its relevance today.

The National Army Museum is a fun, interactive space for all the family. Their engaging museum experience reaches out to all. They want to connect the British public with its army, regardless of age, gender, race and religion.

The museum showcases the breadth and depth of the collections in new and engaging ways. They explore thoughts and ideas as well as real stories of real people. And they challenge the way people think about the British Army and their relationship with it.

Opening hours

Museum and Shop:

Open daily: 10am – 5.30pm
Last admission: 5pm
Closed: 25, 26 December and 1 January

Open until 8pm on the first Wednesday of every month.

Getting here

Tube – Sloane Square is a 10-minute walk away

Train – Victoria is a 20-minute walk away

Bus – 170 stops outside the Museum

Both the main and group entrance are accessible by wheelchair. The main entrance is level access from the Royal Hospital Road, and the group entrance is accessed by ramp.


Fixed seating is available throughout the galleries. There is a mix of seating with and without arm rests available in all public areas, including the Café and outdoor area.


There are toilets on every floor, and disabled access toilets on the ground and lower ground floor. There is also have a Changing Places facility on the ground floor.

The toilets near the Café are unisex.


There is lift access to every floor of the museum, from two centrally located lifts.
Stairs are also available.

Assistance dogs

They welcome all assistance dogs.

Deaf visitors and visitors with hearing impairment

Induction loops are provided in all public areas of the museum such as the Welcome Desk, the Templer Study Centre and the Foyle Centre. In addition, when audio is used in the galleries, an induction loop will be available. You will need to switch your hearing aid to the ‘T’ position.