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German Occupation Museum 2020

Les Houards, Forest, Guernsey, GY8 0BG.

Part of Fortress Guernsey: Relics of the German occupation during WW2, a five storey observation tower and a 10.5cm gun casement complete with original…

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Combined Military Services Museum 2020

Station Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LQ.

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  • Full disabled access

Displays artefacts from Britain’s proud military history, which show the everyday combat equipment and weaponry used by the British armed forces.

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Castle Cornet 2020

Castle Emplacement, St Peter Port , Guernsey, GY1 1AU.

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  • Part disabled access

Impressive coastal fort containing a variety of museums including one for 201 Squadron RAF (Guernsey's Own). Every day during the season, the Noon-day…

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Bawdsey Radar 2020

Transmitter Block (on the B1083), Bawdsey, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3AT.

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  • Part disabled access

The Transmitter Block on the Bawdsey Manor Estate is part of the world’s first operational RADAR station. Discover the story of the men and women and…

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Aldershot Military Museum 2020

Queens Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2LG.

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  • Part disabled access

Housed in the only surviving brick-built barrack blocks left in Aldershot, the museum tells the story of daily life for both soldier and civilian since…

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493rd Bomb Group Museum 2020

Grove Farm, Clopton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6QS.

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  • Part disabled access

The museum illustrates the history of the 493rd Bomb Group, the restoration of the airfield and memories of the brave men who served here. It is one of…

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100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum 2020

Common Road, Dickleburgh, Nr Diss, Norfolk, IP21 4PH.

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  • Part disabled access

Today the control tower is the star attraction of the museum housing some of the most prized collections but its history dates back to 1942. Visitors today…

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The Bay Museum

The Old Degaussing Station, Western Esplanade, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0AY.

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The building monitored, via a magnetic underwater wire loop, to see if passing ships had an operating device which would keep them from detonating magnetic…

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Western Approaches Museum

1-3 Rumford Street, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 8SZ.

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Walk through hidden rooms and discover the stories locked in the wartime bunker that protected the tactics and secrets of the British Armed Forces plotting…

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Wight Military & Heritage Museum

Northwood Camp, 490 Newport Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8QU.

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  • Part disabled access

The museum holds an interesting mix of tanks, artefacts, other vehicles, small arms and a range of uniforms from the start of the 20th century to the present…

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The Battle of Britain Memorial

New Dover Road, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 7JJ.

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The National Memorial to the Few. Dedicated to the heroic and selfless deeds of the men who fought in the Battle of Britain. Includes two replica aircraft.

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The D-Day Story

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3NT.

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  • Full disabled access

The museum has completely new displays about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, told through the stories of those who took part. At the centre of the museum…

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Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

B1192 Woodhall Spa to Coningsby Road, Tattershall Thorpe, Nr Coningsby, Lincolnshire, LN4 4PL.
Tel: 01526 342 249.

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Constructed in 1940 as No.1 Communal Site RAF Woodhall Spa, the wartime base for 97, 619, 617 (Dambusters), and 627 squadrons RAF Bomber Command. The centre…

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The Devil’s Porridge Museum

Nr Stanfield Farm, Annan Road, Eastriggs, Dumfriesshire, DG12 6TF.

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  • Full disabled access

Tells the secret story of the greatest munitions factory on Earth. The Devil's Porridge was the explosive paste which workers at HM Factory Gretna made…

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Tank Museum

Linsay Road, Bovington, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6JG.
Tel: 01929 405 096.

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  • Full disabled access

Exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from WWI to the present day. As you explore the museum's six large halls, you will come face to face with…

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Royal Signals Museum

Blandford Camp, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8RH.
Tel: 01258 482 248.

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The history of military communications since 1850, including signalling equipment, uniforms, medals, a cable wagon, an 8th Army ACV Military motorcycle…

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Oban War & Peace Museum

Old Oban Times Building, Corran Esplanade, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5PX.

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A fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people. Learn about the fishing…

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Royal Logistics Corps Museum

Princess Royal Barracks, Newfoundland Road, Deepcut, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6SQ.
Tel: 01252 833 371.

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  • Full disabled access

Contains the large collections of the Royal Logistics Corps, Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Royal Pioneer Corps and the Catering…

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Royal Engineers Museum

Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1UR.
Tel: 01634 822 312.

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The history of military engineering, including bridging, transportation and fortifications from 1066. Exhibits include the only surviving Brennan Torpedo,…

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Royal Armouries Museum – Leeds

Armouries Drive, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS10 1LT.
Tel: 0113 220 1999.

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  • Full disabled access

Home to the United Kingdom’s national collection of arms and armour, including artillery.

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Royal Armouries Museum – Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road , Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AN.
Tel: 01329 233 734.

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  • Part disabled access

Restored Victorian fort overlooking Portsmouth Harbour, now home to the Royal Armouries collection of artillery.

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REME Museum

Prince Philip Barracks, Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4PZ.
Tel: 01249 894 869.

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  • Full disabled access

Offers visitors the chance to fully immerse themselves in the story of REME and the people who have served with the Corps – with interactive displays…

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Norfolk Tank Museum

Station Road, Forncett St Peter, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 1HZ.

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  • Part disabled access

An independent museum housing a collection of Cold War armoured vehicles, weaponry and tanks; many in working order! The collection includes operational…

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National Army Museum

Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, Greater London, SW3 4HT.
Tel: 020 7730 0717.

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  • Part disabled access

Featuring five new permanent galleries, the museum shows how Britain's past has helped to shape our present and our future. Discover the impact our Army…

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