museums and attractions

Military

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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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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Bawdsey Radar

On the B1083, Bawdsey, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3AT.

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The Transmitter Block on the Bawdsey Manor Estate is part of the world’s first operational RADAR station. Today it is open to visitors and houses an…

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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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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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Wight Military & Heritage Museum

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

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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 Devil’s Porridge Museum

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

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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

Bovington Camp, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6JG.
Tel: 01929 462 359.

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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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Royal Engineers Museum

Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME4 4UG.
Tel: 01634 822 839.

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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 – Fort Nelson

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

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

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Royal Logistics Corps Museum

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

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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 Armouries Museum – Leeds

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

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

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REME Museum

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

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The new museum offers visitors the chance to fully immerse themselves in the story of REME and the people who have served with the Corps – with interactive…

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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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Norfolk Tank Museum

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

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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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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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Muckleburgh Military Collection

Weybourne, Nr Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7EH.
Tel: 01263 588 210.

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Largest privately owned collection of over 2,500 exhibits including WWII tanks, armoured cars, artillery and other militaria. Complemented by unique display…

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La Valette Underground Military Museum

La Valette, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AX.

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Covers all the main aspects of Guernsey's history with main focus on the German occupation in 1940s.

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Cobbaton Combat Collection

Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9RZ.
Tel: 01769 540 740.

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From tin hats and song sheets to tanks and a Morrison Air Raid Shelter – the south west’s largest collection of WWII vehicles and artefacts. 60+ vehicles…

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IWM North

The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 1TZ.
Tel: 0161 836 4000.

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Explore a timeline of conflicts from the First World War to the current day. Get up close to objects that have borne witness to conflict and hear how war…

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IWM London

Lambeth Road, London, Greater London, SE1 6HZ.
Tel: 020 7416 5000.

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The museum tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war from WW1 to conflicts today.

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German Occupation Museum

Les Houards, Forest, Guernsey, GY8 0BG.

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

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Fort Paull Museum

Battery Road, Paull, Nr Hull, Yorkshire, HU12 8FP.
Tel: 01482 896 236.

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A military museum housed in a former Napoleonic fort overlooking the Humber Estuary. Exhibits include military vehicles and artillery and the only surviving…

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