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Royal Signals Museum

About

From the sudden flare of flaming torches and the menacing glint of sunlight on polished shields to the use of ever more sophisticated computers, the story of military communications is as dramatic and exciting as the history of war itself.

Discover Dorset's Hidden Gem! From semaphore to high tech cyber space, and electronic warfare: discover the rapidly evolving story of the British Army’s dynamic cutting edge ...The Royal Signals.

Nestled in the beautiful countryside of North Dorset, in the attractive Edwardian town of Blandford Forum, this modern museum traces the history of the British Army’s battlefield communications experts from the introduction of the telegraph in the Crimea to the secretive story of cryptography and cyber warfare via espionage and satellites! A voyage of discovery through hands-on, family-friendly interactive displays: guide a laser beam, "direction find" the enemy, set up satellite networks, break codes, practice Morse more! Nestled in the beautiful countryside of North Dorset, in the attractive Edwardian town of Blandford Forum, this modern museum traces the history of the British Army’s battlefield communications experts from the introduction of the telegraph in the Crimea to the secretive story of cryptography and cyber warfare via espionage and satellites! A voyage of discovery through hands-on, family-friendly interactive displays: guide a laser beam, "direction find" the enemy, set up satellite networks, break codes, practice Morse more! Nestled in the beautiful countryside of North Dorset, in the attractive Edwardian town of Blandford Forum, this modern museum traces the history of the British Army’s battlefield communications experts from the introduction of the telegraph in the Crimea to the secretive story of cryptography and cyber warfare via espionage and satellites! A voyage of discovery through hands-on, family-friendly interactive displays: guide a laser beam, "direction find" the enemy, set up satellite networks, break codes, practice Morse more!

Admission:

Adults £ 7.50;
Senior Citizens, Concessions £ 6.50;
Children (5-16) £ 5.50;
Family Ticket (2+2) £22.00;
Group rates available (10+) 10% Discount;
Colleges £ 4.50;
Schools, Scouts & Cubs £ 4.00;
Cadets £ 3.00;
Archive entry £ 7.50 - ADULTS MUST BRING PHOTO ID.

Opening Times:

Monday – Friday: 10 – 5 (Last entry 4) All year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day); Weekends & Bank Holidays from Feb 17 until Oct 27: 10 to 4 (last entry 3pm) 

Museum closed: RSA Event 20 & 21; Jun Closed 'til 12.00; 24 - 26 Dec 31 Dec & 1 Jan

Learning

The Museum offers sessions for schools cross Key Stages 2, 3 & 4 for History, Science, Art, Maths, ICT, including topics 1st World War, 2nd World War, Modern Conflict, Codes and Code Breaking, Communications Technology.

Facilities

Museum facilities
Parking  
Refreshments  
Gift shop  Yes
Gardens/Grounds  
Toilets  
Toilets for Wheelchair Users   
Guided Tours   
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  The Museum is fully accessible to disabled visitors with lifts for wheelchairs.
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits  
School Visits  
Outreach activities  

 

Contact

Blandford Camp
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 8RH

01258 482 248

http://royalsignalsmuseum.co.uk

adam@royalsignalsmuseum.com