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Access to the Collection

Last updated: 17 November 2016

The National Army Museum is undertaking a major redevelopment project called Building for the Future. This includes the radical redevelopment of the Chelsea building which remains closed until Spring 2017.

Access to our Collection is temporarily restricted while we are planning and implementing the move back to the museum in Chelsea.

The Reading Room at our Stevenage store is running a temporary service where you can access items by appointment. A new Templer Study Centre service will open in Chelsea in Spring 2017.

We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back to the new museum.

Enquiries about the Collection

After a short suspension of service to prepare for the relocation of the archive store, our public enquiries service has now resumed.

To submit an enquiry, please email us on We aim to respond to these enquiries within 20 days.

Other ways to access the Collection

Access to selected items from the Collection of the National Army Museum is provided free of charge through online resources including our Online Collection. We also host a range of online exhibitions that highlight the role of the British Army, presenting many aspects of the Museum’s fascinating Collection.

You can also see the National Army Museum's Collection through a series of special displays, events and education programmes taking place around the country. See our Events section for further details.

The Museum meets its obligations to provide information about the Collection under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, but where certain costs are incurred the Museum is entitled to make a charge.


For information about borrowing items from the Collection, please visit our Guide to Borrowing from the National Army Museum.

Information & Enquiries

Contact the General Enquiries desk: