Tickets are now on sale for the first ever Chelsea History Festival!

Along with our friends at Royal Hospital Chelsea and the National Army Museum, we're putting on a packed programme of talks, workshops, music and family fun next month.

To celebrate, we're opening with FREE ADMISSION on Saturday 12th October, when we'll be hosting four fascinating speakers.

Join award-winning photo-journalist Lalage Snow - author of War Gardens - for a journey through the most unlikely of gardens: the oases of peace people create in the midst of war.

Paul Wood's London is a Forest has been described as an 'arboreal travelogue' - find out about the plants, animals and people who inhabit our ‘urban forest’, and the fact and fiction that colour our experience of it.

After 15 fascinating years of hard wading, picking up historical objects from Roman hairpins to Victorian toys, Lara Maiklem presents Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames.

On a more serious note, military medical historian Dr Emily Mayhew reveals the threat to humanitarian aid and considers its uncertain future in From Solferino to Mosul: The end of the first age of humanitarianism in war.

We'll also be hosting FREE 'Medicine Through Time' planting workshops at our Education Department from 11.30am-1.30pm and 2.30-4.30pm.

Look out for more historical treats on the day!