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Took 9 year old child in half term - we both really enjoyed looking at the uniforms, equipment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mel1Hertfordshire
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Barnet
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Special Forces

On the penultimate day of the special exhibition; "out of the shadows". Coming from Hereford I knew... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
monocularman
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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The National Army Museum will open its bright new building to the public on 30 March 2017. It features five dynamic new galleries showcase thousands of objects from across our collections. They tell a huge range of stories from the army's history...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Royal Hospital Road | Chelsea, London SW3 4HT, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We spend three hours looking at the displays, which are very informative and well laid out. The toilets were very clean. It was a pity that some visitors did not seem to understand the horrors of war, and maybe did not want to. The gravity...More

5  Thank GwynRoberts
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 9, 2017

This museum is shocking -- no more than a few bright and shiny exhibits. The playroom and big cafe seem to be the most important elements. I do not care about polls of museum goers as to whether they could or could not be a...More

15  Thank Peter294
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well this is the first time I have been since the refurbishment. Quite frankly I was horrified , a completely sanitised dreadful attempt by clearly no one with any interest in the very long proud history of the British Army or in fact history in...More

Thank Cornishboy72
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love the brief history you get about the army here but as others have said a bit light on artefacts and getting into the nitty-gritty side of things. Definitely worth a visit though! 2 aude notes though, one slightly odd, they have the nicest smelling...More

Thank davidwynn32
Reviewed 3 days ago

Bright modern museum. Overall light on artefacts. Museum is aimed at children. Presents events from a very simple perspective.

Thank Glyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for the first time since being closed for the major changes. The new museum is obviously trying to make you think about war, soldiering, armies, conflict, etc. Lots of well-designed panels and exhibits telling you thoughts and opinions, which I can imagine...More

Thank 99flake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took 9 year old child in half term - we both really enjoyed looking at the uniforms, equipment, weapons and having a go at marching, driving a tank and joining in with a creative work shop. Quite a few interactive activities which meant we stayed...More

Thank mel1Hertfordshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the penultimate day of the special exhibition; "out of the shadows". Coming from Hereford I knew a little about the SF which the media tends to overconcentrate on the SAS. This exhibition give huge credit to the accompanying SF; Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), 18th...More

Thank monocularman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited specifically to see the Special Forces exhibition but although interesting it was not as good as I had anticipated. The museum itself is on three floors and takes about two hours to look around with any degree of thoroughness, it was all interesting...More

Thank AndyW5961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the museum of the national army cannot speak the truth and instead resorts to virtue signalling, something is seriously amiss with its governing body.The old museum was so much better and honest in its representation of the history of Britain's army. Where is the...More

1  Thank Nathaniel G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A modern museum with a lot of interactive exhibits. I wasn't sure about how the museum was organised thematically, but the exhibits were well thought out and there was plenty to do for my nine year old son.

Thank Hugh D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Army Museum offers a well thought out visitor experience, long on interactive visitor experiences, short on historical context. It's designed to appeal to anyone looking for a quick dose of factoids and that it does well. But in terms of giving any kind...More

1  Thank hdoddsSevenoaksUK
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Hi, I started taking my grandson at age 5, your boy sounds just like my grandson who never stops to read the signs! There’s a huge display of army vehicles in the grounds too and I’d say definitely worth an hour’s trip. We... More
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