Kids’ Zone @ National Army Museum

August 5, 2011toSeptember 30, 2011

NAM kids-zone_largeThe new Kids’ Zone is an exciting soft-play area for kids up to 8 years old to enjoy and explore, with forest and arctic themed climbing frames to scale, slide and run through.

Kids’ Zone explores aspects of army life from camping to clothing. It includes a dedicated soft-play space, plus arts and crafts, dressing-up costumes, books, interactive toys and panels.

There are fascinating objects from the Museum’s Collection on display inside, with interactive models for children to touch and explore. This fresh new space allows kids to move, interact and create in a bright and safe environment.

The Kids’ Zone is open daily from 10.10am to 5.15pm, with six, one-hour sessions per day.
All sessions are ticketed to ensure children have room to run, draw and play freely.

Session timetable

  • 10.10am – 11.10am
  • 11.20am – 12.20pm
  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm
  • 1.45pm – 2.45pm
  • 3.00pm – 4.00pm
  • 4.15pm – 5.15pm

Admission prices
FREE – Under 1 year old
£2.50 (per child) – Over 1 year old
£30 – Season ticket

Why don’t you also at the National Army Museum

Explore one of the interactive Action Zones that bring history to life.

‘Victorian Soldier’ Action Zone
Find out whether you’re a drummer boy, infantryman or cavalry officer, through a range of quizzes, games and hands-on activities.
Located in the Changing the World gallery

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‘The World’s Army, 1914-45’ Action Zone
Explore the lives of people from around the world involved in the First and Second World Wars, and the great advances made in techniques of warfare during this period.
Located in the World Wars gallery which explores the role of the British Commonwealth’s civilian armies and their defence of democracy during the First and Second World Wars, the era of ‘Total War’.

  • The two global conflicts of the 20th century witnessed attempts to harness the entire economic resources of modern industrial societies for war. Governments also mobilized citizenship and patriotism to a national war effort. Young men and women were conscripted into mass armies as part of their duty as citizens, but the remaining population was also expected to make personal sacrifices for the wars. They worked in industry or guarding the Home Front, thus blurring the distinction between civilian and soldier.
  • The two global wars offer a demonstration of the organization, strength, resilience and killing power of modern industrial states.
  • World War One (1914-18) installations include infantry soldiers from 1915 and 1917, a machine gun team, a trench periscope and reconstructed dug-out from 1917 and a full-scale replica of a tank.
  • World War Two (1939-45) displays include a six-pounder anti-tank gun, a soldier of the 12th Nigerian Regiment manning a Vickers gun in Burma and a Universal Carrier being driven by a Sikh soldier.
  • The impact of war on the Home Front is also explored alongside technological developments and the contribution made by soldiers from across the Empire and Commonwealth.
  • Both periods are brought to life with interactive audio-visual displays and archive film footage.

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 4HT

Opening hours
Every day: 10.00am to 5.30pm
Except 24-26 December and 1 January


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