Aldershot Military Museum

Aldershot Military Museum
Queens Avenue
Aldershot
Hampshire
GU11 2LG
England

Website

www.hants.gov.uk/aldershot-museum

Telephone

0845 603 5635

Fax

01252 342942

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Challenger and Chieftain Main Battle Tanks
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The museum collections are housed in four historically rich buildings. The two main galleries (which are the only two remaining Victorian Infantry barrack blocks left in Aldershot) tell the military and civilian stories of Aldershot, Farnborough and Cove. Montgomery's barn originally belonged to Field Marshal Montgomery, it was moved to the museum in 1995/6 and now displays a selection of the museum's vehicle and artillery pieces. Our newest addition to the museum is a 1930's wooden building (the camps Regimental Headquarters) from Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Church Crookham. This new building contains an exhibition about the camp at Church Crookham, as well as a lecture room. The lecture room can be hired out to both community groups and businesses.

The museum also provides a unique venue for children's birthday parties, where children can dress up in military uniforms and get to have tea in one of the museum's armoured personnel carriers!

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Wednesday - friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 11am - 4pm


Please telephone museum for christmas opening / closing information

Admission charges

Adults: £3.00
Children: £2.00
OAPs: £2.00
Concessions:£2.00
Family Ticket: £8(Two adults and two children)
Friends: Free

Pre Booked groups
Adult: £2
Children, senior citizens and concessions: £1

Discounts

  • Museums Association

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
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