The National Army Museum only just reopened this year in Kensington and Chelsea (just around the corner from the Chelsea Pensioners) when I was recommended the Museum I was unsure if it was going to be for me.
However, it was well worth the visit. Telling the rich history of the Army’s founding through to famous battles and the soldiers that make up the Army – I learnt a lot about an institution that in reality, I knew so little about.
The best bit of the Museum is the section on ‘Society and the Army’ this explored society’s relationship with the Army such as the way the media has spoken about the army over the years, the appropriation of the poppy as a far-right nationalistic symbol and the way the Army has influenced fashion, culture and music.
It’s a free museum with a fantastic coffee shop in a lovely part of London, so if you’re in the area I would definitely go have a look around.