Records of the Director's Office, National Army Museum

Scope and Content

Records of the National Army Museum Director, including correspondence files, papers regarding the management of out stations and liaison with regimental museums and the Ministry of Defence, and relations with the Army Museum's Ogilby Trust, together with correspondence from Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer to the Museum Director.

Administrative / Biographical History

The first Director of the National Army Museum was appointed following the formal establishment of the Museum by Royal Charter in April 1960. Previous to this, a Curator had managed the fledgling museum which was located at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Curators and Directors of the National Army Museum:

  • 1950-1956 Henry Leonard Boultbee
  • 1956-1966 Charles Bernard Appleby
  • 1966-1969 John Paris
  • 1970-1988 William Reid
  • 1988-2003 Ian Robertson
  • 2003-2011 Alan James Guy
  • 2011-2017 Janice Murray
  • 2018-current Justin Maciejewski


Arranged according to original file series and function.

Access Information

All unpublished records of the National Army Museum are closed to external users for 20 years for corporate reasons. Further restrictions may apply for Data Protection Act compliance, typically 75 or 50 years closure for files containing personal data.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Institutional Archive of the National Army Museum through the Museum's records management service.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission is required for reproduction of content from this series.

Appraisal Information

Appraised according to the National Army Museum's retention schedule.


Accruals are expected to this series.

Geographical Names