Chelsea History Festival 17 – 26 September 2021

Chelsea History Festival 17 – 26 September 2021


The Chelsea History Festival is returning for an action-packed third year this September, building on the success of previous years that saw almost 30,000 people – both physically and virtually. 

Taking place in the heart of London in partnership with three iconic institutions: the National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Chelsea and the Chelsea Physic Garden, this year’s diverse festival will host over 70 exciting physical and virtual events with more than 15 headline speakers, including Damien Lewis, Olivette Otele and Jonathan Dimbleby, and feature a number of exclusive pre-publication launches. 

This year’s dynamic programme of events will cover a range of themes, delving into the worlds of military and art history, and platforming new perspectives on social and natural history. 

Brand new for this year’s festival, the History Village in the heart of London will take visitors back through time to learn first-hand what life was like in Roman London or the First World War. This immersive outdoor event brings history to life with living historians, serving military units and local cultural organisations.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to become knights in shining armour for the day as they clash blades at the Sword School, alongside a range of other family-friendly activities.

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