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national army museum

Mid-March saw the early re-opening of the newly refurbished National Army Museum by the Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip and the Duke of Kent, the museum’s Patron. The doors were then officially opened to the public on the 30th March after a 3 year, £23.75 million redevelopment.

The museum which is located in Chelsea, London, adjacent to the Chelsea Barracks was redesigned by BDP and now hosts five interactive gallery spaces – soldier, army, battle, society and insight. The Queen’s own army uniform is on display from when she held the honorary commission of Brigadier in the Women’s Royal Army Corps from 1949 until 1953.

BBS Granite Concepts are more than proud to have supplied our products to the exterior of the museum. Our Portuguese granite is part of the hard landscaping of the public realm in the form of cladding for planter surrounds and solid granite benches. They include subtle anti skateboard grooves to protect the stone and keep the street furniture looking great for longer.

For more on our range of Portuguese granites see here.