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Posted on Wednesday 5th April

The National Army Museum reopens to public following a £23.75 million makeover

Unveiled on Thursday 30 March, the free museum boasts an array of new exhibits and state-of-the-art facilities, telling the story of the British Army over the past 400 years.
Across five thematic galleries, visitors can learn about the relationship between Army, culture and society, and how the nation’s military endeavours have affected the rest of the world.

The experience is aided by more than 2,500 historic objects from the museum’s archive collections – some on display for the first time – such as uniforms and paintings dating back to the English Civil War.

The redevelopment of the Chelsea museum has been made possible thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which provided nearly half (£11.5 million) of the total costs. By modernising the 1960s building and creating a more accessible and flexible environment, museum bosses hope to welcome at least 400,000 visitors each year by 2026.

Sir Peter Luff, chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said the site had been “quite literally transformed”.

“The National Army Museum has always been a great place to learn about the British Army’s role in military and civilian life, but it now has an inspiring new energy and purpose," he said.

“The clean, spacious design should please regular visitors and also attract a whole new audience.”

Thanks to Who Do You Think You Are Magazine for the news update!

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