National Army Museum - Explore, Learn and Play Every Day with Free Entry
National Army Museum, Chelsea
Suitable for 0-100 years
The National Army Museum is the ideal choice for a family day out. It's full of fascinating objects, surprising stories and interactive fun. From a tank simulator to drumming and marching experiences - there's four floors of interactive fun.
- You can check out the top ten things to do for families here
- Climb aboard an interactive tank to experience life as a tank crew in WWII
- See if you've got what it takes to impress a virtual drill sergeant
- Test your leadership and strategy skills
- Have a go at drumming out battlefield orders on a war drum
- Become a member of the Royal Guard and more!
Test your camo-creating skills in a FREE mask-making workshop. Be inspired by the natural world to try and make a mask to take home. Sneak like a spotty leopard in the desert, prowl like a white Arctic fox and explore how the army uses camouflage in different environments. Free drop-in sessions every day from 21-29 October.
Got a birthday coming up? The museum is the perfect place to celebrate with party packages including use of Play Base and freshly-made party food available. Discover more here
LittleBird Top Tip
Don't forget to check out the Play Base! An immersive experience for 0-8 year olds, offering a variety of fun and engaging activities. Inside Play Base children can take part in an assault course, drive a Command liaison vehicle, get messy in the cookhouse and sort provisions in the quartermaster’s store. The baby area includes soft, padded space for the youngest visitors. Play Base sessions last an hour and cost £4.50 per child.
Museum and Shop
- Open daily: 10am - 5.30pm
- Last admission: 5pm
- Open until 8pm on the first Wednesday of every month.
- Open daily: 9.40am - 5.20pm
- Last admission: 4.20pm
- Open daily: 10am - 5pm
- National Army Museum is FREE to enter
- £4.50 per child and accompanying adult for an hour session in the Play Base
- The National Army Museum hopes that everyone who visits will be able to enjoy their experience. There is full access to the galleries and there are a wide range of services for disabled visitors.
- The National Army Museum also runs a number of special events, kids workshops and talks throughout the year. Please see here for more information.
- To plan your trip visit www.nam.ac.uk