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Join in this celebration of History from the heart of Chelsea


Join in this celebration of History from the heart of Chelsea

The past will be brought to life in an immersive mixture of digital and physical events for the Chelsea History Festival 2020, from 17-27 September 2020

In response to the pandemic, Chelsea History Festival's website will host short films and digital content. These films will allow you to explore the hidden histories of one of London’s most historic and beautiful districts. Join in a virtual walk around Chelsea with Paul Wood, resident tree expert, looking at the ancient and unique trees of Chelsea. There will also be exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of iconic Chelsea institutions, including the Chelsea Physic Garden. 

The festival’s co-founders – the National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Chelsea and Chelsea Physic Garden – are proud to host a diverse programme of talks from world-class speakers, authors, thinkers and historians. 

Unfortunately, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no physical events held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this year as the venue is still closed to the public. The Hospital’s first priority is to ensure the welfare of the Chelsea Pensioners at this time.