National Army Museum Free


Located in the heart of London's Chelsea, the National Army Museum tells the story of the British Army, from the English Civil War to the present day.

We are currently closed and undergoing a major transformation, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, to create an exciting new visitor attraction for 2017.

The transformed Museum will feature a new cafe, shop, learning suite, research facilities and a play space for children 7 and under.

During the Museum's closure we have a programme of events, talks and exhibitions happening at alternative venues in London and across the country.

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Important information

The National Army Museum is now closed to prepare for redevelopment. The building will reopen in late 2016.

Find out more on the Building for the Future site.

Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Child Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Family Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Senior Ticket: Free (USD0.00)

The National Army Museum is now closed to prepare for redevelopment.

Find out more on the Building for the Future site.

This content has been supplied by National Army Museum

Opening Times:

The National Army Museum is currently closed and undergoing a major transformation. The new Museum is opening in 2017. Find out more on the Building for the Future site.

Venue Details & Map

National Army Museum

Royal Hospital Road
+44 (0)20 7730 0717
Public transport:
Tube: Sloane Square, (Circle or District line), then 10-15 minutes' walk. Train: Victoria Station. Bus: 170 from Victoria Station stops outside the museum.


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Accessible Communication Facilities
Hearing loop system
Information available in large print
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Low reception or information counters
Accessible Parking Facilities
Blue badge parking available
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Ramps within building
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps within building
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Halal options on menu
Kosher options on menu
Nut-free option on menu
Picnic site
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Venue allows outside catering
Venue can display vehicles inside
General Facilities
On site parking
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Free entry

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Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

Top 5 reviews of National Army Museum

5.0 out of 5 7 April 2014
by Paul C.

Why haven't I heard about this place before? Went with family - kids 8,4,1. Everyone loved it. It wasn't busy, and it was a rainy sunday. Although the museum itself is quite dense, and you can get lost, there's plenty of great, interactive exhibits, film shows, uniforms to try on!

The kids play area looked awesome, but I'd suggest booking in advance as it was fully booked when we tried. An...more

5.0 out of 5 4 October 2013
by Gina G.

Looking for something to do with visitors or kids in tow...go here, it's awesome and free. While living in London for 3 months I went here 3 times. I took my two year old to the play area which for $2 is great and helps get all the wiggles out. Then you can explore the museum. He loved running around and I loved learning about all the wars and history of the British army. It is very clean...more

4.0 out of 5 4 March 2013
by Amme P.

5 stars for the under-5, maybe 6 at a stretch, group. Amazing and super clean soft play area. Great for Bday parties too if you are in the area. As a new-ish transplant to England I also love the historical bits. The statues are a teeny bit creepy if you look to closely, and they should put up a sign letting you know whether it's ok to touch them. As sweet as it is, unless you have little...more

3.0 out of 5 23 July 2012
by Mike C.

If you want to learn about the British Army from the olden days to where it is now, then this place is for you. It's FREE admission all the time too.

They show the history of how horses played an instrumental role in the early Army times and show the progression through the years of how guns have improved and to what they are today.

There's history lesson of the many many British wars and...more

5.0 out of 5 18 April 2011
by Bruce K.

Fab museum that's free for entry. The Army museum has exhibits dating back to well before WWI and up to more recent events. The "Road to Afghanistan" exhibit certainly gave me a "Been there, done that" feeling when I think about the current conflict. Truly, the Brits have been fighting in this part of the world for over two centuries.

On multiple levels, as you climb the Museum you see the...more

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