Aldershot Military Museum

Challenger and Chieftain Main Battle Tanks
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Housed in the only surviving brick-built barrack blocks left in Aldershot, Aldershot Military Museum tells the story of daily life for both soldier and civilian in the town since 1854.

The story of Aldershot Military Town and the civil towns of Aldershot, Farnborough and Cove is told using vibrant collections, housed within the fascinating, original buildings. Explore the site, admire the tanks and vehicles and join in with the hands-on activities. Throughout the year, the museum runs a programme of fun, family-friendly events and activities, you’ll find details on our website. The gift shop is the perfect place to find a special present for someone interested in military history, and they also stock a wide range of military and local history books, as well as pocket-money treats for children. The café serves Mozzo coffee, New Forest Ice Cream and a selection of cold drinks and snacks.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Last entry 1/2 hour before closing. Please call to check opening times before travelling long distances or making a special journey. Due to our position within an active military base there are some restrictions regarding photography. Please ask at reception for more details.

Admission charges

Pay once, visit all year:


  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass

Additional info

Researchers welcome - please make an appointment.

The museum collections represent the histories of the Aldershot Military Town, and the adjoining civil towns of Aldershot and Farnborough. The collections are a rich mixture of both social history and military: objects, ephemera and vehicles.

The museums exhibits items such as objects belonging to aviator Samuel Cody (the first man to make a powered flight in Britain), items from the Empress Eugenie collection, as well as military objects such as two main battle tanks.

Collection details

Archives, Land Transport, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Samuel Franklin Cody
  • Empress Eugenie
  • Challenger I main battle tank

Aldershot Military Museum
Queens Avenue
GU11 2LG



01252 314598

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