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18 November, 2017, 10:30 am - 19 November, 2017, 4:30 pm
Come along for exclusive talks, tours and object handling sessions uncovering the collections held at the National Army Museum. The National Army Museum’s archives date from the English Civil War to the present day, and explore the life of the British Army and its soldiers. Get top tips on researching using archives and have hands-on access to the collections. Whether you’re an amateur researcher, an expert historian or a family looking for a fun day out, there’s something for everyone at the ‘Archives weekend’.
Open all weekend Saturday 18 November – Sunday 19 November 10:30am–4:30pm
Open all weekend, drop in from 10:30am–12:30pm and 1:30pm–4:00pm
Become a detective and take part in a family workshop, uncovering some artefacts and stories from the museum’s archives. Can you put all the pieces together to solve the puzzle?
No booking required
Saturday 18 November 11:00am–11:30am and 2:00pm–2:30pm
Have you ever wondered what an archive looks like? Join Study Centre manager, Robert Fleming, as he reveals some of the hidden treasures in our archives and explains how they are catalogued and stored. He’ll also give you some tips on how to look after your precious items at home.
Treasures from the institutional archives
Sunday 19 November 2:00pm–3:00pm
Archivist, Penny Hutchins, shares stories and images tucked away in the museum’s institutional archives, spanning from the 1960s to the present day.