Planning Records of the National Army Museum, 1961-2017

Scope and Content

Planning records of the National Army Museum, including strategic and master plans, information regarding the National Army Museum's history, and the organisational structure of the Museum.

Administrative / Biographical History

Responsibility for planning at the National Army Museum lay with the Director under the guidance of the Museum Council. Staff numbers and structure were governed by War Office (later Ministry of Defence) regulations initially.


Arranged according to original series within functions, respecting the original arrangement of the files.

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All unpublished records of the National Army Museum are closed to external users for 20 years for corporate reasons.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 from the National Army Museum is required for reproduction of this material.

Appraisal Information

Files are appraised according to the Museum's retention policy.


Accruals are expected to this series.

Geographical Names