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Why Pay A Visit To A British Army Museum?

Author : Cara Brownethorpe

Army museums are an important part of the country's heritage, yet just how many people have visited one? Unless you already have immediate connections to the armed forces, you may well not even consider it. However, there are many reasons why you should consider stopping by a British army museum.

Checking out the the museum helps broaden your comprehension of the British army campaigns of the past - the successes and failures - the heroes and leaders. You can find inspiration in the stories of selflessness and feel sadness at the losses of life. It can be helpful for young and old alike.

See examples of uniforms and firearms, look at the photos and trench art, and read through the moving reports of life at war.

Little ones can see history come to life a lot better than they are able to in a classroom, and those who have lived through a conflict can reminisce and learn more.

Army museums are mostly geared up to make your visit as helpful and enjoyable as possible. You may possibly find that there are maps, a restaurant, café or snack food facility, and disabled access. There is often a shop too where you can purchase a memento of your day.

On a more personal note, a military museum can help with family research and military genealogy. If you know an individual's regiment or corps museum you can find out the way your ancestor would have lived and fought and potentially even uncover mention of them within the documents and private effects kept by the museum for example war diaries. The staff members are generally very friendly and very helpful and can advise you regarding your research.

Army museums can be 100 % free or chargeable, but you may find out that there are concessions for serving military services members, college students or frequent visitors. Perhaps you can sign up as a friend and help support the historical past of the British army.

You can also discover that the museum puts on special events such as workshops that could be appealing to you. Signing up to a bulletin can keep you advised of everything that your favourite army museums are doing.

There are 136 military museums to be learned in the United kingdom, all of which are seriously worth a visit if you are fascinated with the British army or British history.

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