Tuesday 7th November – 38th meeting of 2017
Today we made a return visit to the refurbished National Army Museum in Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea as only a few of us managed the last visit which was on 20th June 2017 when we were so impressed we decided it was worth going again. We emerged at Sloane Square underground to a light drizzle of rain but walked down to the Royal Hospital and along to the neighbouring museum.
After having our bags searched we went up to the open plan first floor cafe to partake of coffee and freshly baked cakes on offer, which wasn’t too busy.
We then went up to the next floor and started our browse through the many exhibits. The museum has been refurbished and opened up with very clear defined areas of varies topics and is quite spaciously displayed so it is easy to move around the exhibits. The refurbishments cost £23.5 million pounds and the museum was reopened in March 2017.
There are lots of interactive displays as you go round and plenty of food for thought on the different aspects of the army and wars.
There are plenty of uniforms equipment and weapons on view and lots of paintings of war scenes etc which make it very plain as to what soldier experienced in service for their country. Being Remembrance Week as well it made it more significant.
There is a lot to take in in one visit so after some time we made our way to look around the shop which is very well stocked. We then made our way to Sloane Square underground and our journeys home after a very pleasant morning.