London’s Nation Army Museum is set to re-open on 30th March this year and will feature five new state-of-the-art galleries, a new early learning facility called Play Base, and lots more.
A visualisation of the Museum’s atrium
It’s been almost three years since London’s National Army Museum closed their gates to the public and started its major £23 million re development project, with the help of a £11.5 million donation from National Lottery players.
The museum will feature more than 2,500 objects within five new thematic galleries – Soldier, Army, Battle, Society and Insight. They galleries will tell the story of the British Army from the 17th century up to the present day. The musem provides space to discuss the relevance of the army within today’s society.
Director General Janice Murray said:
“You’ll be able to experience more of the Museum’s collection through our 500 square metre temporary exhibition space, which will feature new, fresh and timely displays. We have also developed a new, state-of-the-art archive store, allowing easy access to materials for users of our new Templer Study Centre.
Another exciting area of the Museum is our new early years learning facility, Play Base. Children can check out games from the Quarter Masters Store, get hands-on with building blocks, or conquer the assault course!
The Museum will also boast a fresh new café, catered by Searcys, and a shop filled with gifts inspired by the galleries.”
In the upcoming weeks the museum will reveal the new National Army Museum logo and website. With a prediction of 400,000 visitors per year by 2026, is hoped that the development project will attract a new audience, bridging the gap between the British Army and society.
Find out more about the opening here.