Don’t miss the first-ever Chelsea History Festival

24th September 2019

Tickets are now on sale for a fascinating festival of history on the Royal Hospital Road in one of London’s most ancient districts.

Co-founded by Royal Hospital Chelsea, National Army Museum and Chelsea Physic Garden, the five-day festival brings the past to life over five fascinating days. Immerse yourself in a celebration of history, set in the heart of iconic Chelsea. With more than 35 events over 5 days, discover this exciting programme of all centred around Royal Hospital Road.

There’s a packed programme of talks, workshops, guided walks, music and family fun. Join world-class speakers, authors, historians and performers as you step into the stories that shape our world.

Highlights include:

Visit www.chelseahistoryfestival.com to see the full programme and get your tickets.

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