National Army Museum - London - Great Britain

Address: Royal Hospital Road, London (See map)
Telephone: +44 (0)20-77300717

Shop: shop present
Restaurant/refreshments: restaurant
Size of the museum/site: medium
Year of visit: 2000

Overall rating:

Description: The National Army Museum has one major disadvantage: absolutely no photos allowed! Although the dyed-in-the-wool war museum enthusiast knows that rules like this are meant to be broken, the numerous attendants make taking pictures a difficult matter. The doorman even asks to surrender your camera if he sees you carry one with you. If it wasn't for this very little, yet very annoying aspect, this museum might well be in for the full five-star rating.

Providing a decent history of the English/British army from the very beginning to present-day conflicts in which it is involved, the museum is certainly worth a visit. It offers various incredibly realistic dioramas, several guns and vehicles, and an extensive collection of small arms.

The National Army Museum is freely accessible and offers a superb exhibition. Shame about the ban on photography though…

Fighting the Zulu armies in southern Africa at the end of the 19th century.

Clearing mines.

British gunners in action during WWII (6-pounder anti-tank gun).

Surviving in the jungle.

British soldier at Waterloo.