The collections of the National Army Museum relate the overall history of the British Army, British colonial, imperial and commonwealth forces and the British Indian Army as a whole from 1066 to the present and its effects on national and international history.

However, prior to the 2014 closure, the Museum's displays on the period from 1066 to 1642 were wholly via interpretation rather than objects, since its collecting remit is from the English Civil War onwards. Though the National Army Museum does hold a small number of early objects (such as a bronze saker from the 1530s)

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It may be #TalkLikeAPirateDay but some of us landlubbers can put on a fearsome front with a skull and crossbones too...


Cap badge, other ranks, 17th/21st Lancers, c. 1965.

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Our curators and staff have selected 100 fascinating, inspiring and otherwise significant First World War related objects from our collections, which we're sharing every day on Twitter as our #CentenaryCollection.

Here, Learning Producer Lily Dean talks about her choice for No. 43, a Prize medal awarded at the British Expeditionary Force Vegetable Show at Le Havre, 1917. #Armistice100

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