Museum of Army Chaplaincy

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The Royal Army Chaplain's Department (RAChD) was formed in 1796 to aid the recruitment of clergy serving with the army. However, this isn't the beginning of the story as priests have served with the military for hundreds of years. This fascinating tale of holy men and women serving alongside soldiers on active service is brought to life at the Museum of Army Chaplaincy.

Situated in the beautiful village of Amport, not far from the historic town of Andover, is 'Amport House' - the current home of military chaplaincy. It is here that you will find the museum of the Royal Army Chaplain's Department.

Housed in a purpose-built conversion you will discover a unique collection dedicated to the work of Army Chaplains throughout history in peacetime, under fire and in captivity. There is also an opportunity to find out more about the four chaplains who have been awarded the Victoria Cross!

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9am until 5 pm. By appointment only.
Closed: Weekends, Bank Holidays and Christmas period.

Admission charges

Free Entry to the Museum

Getting there

The Museum is located in the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, Amport, near Andover, Hampshire.

By train:
The nearest station is Andover. Trains from London depart from Waterloo Station and the journey time is approximately 1 hour. Journeys from the West Country involve changing trains at Salisbury. Taxis are available from Andover station and the journey is approximately 5 miles.

By car (recommended route):
From the A303, turn off at the exit signposted Andover and Weyhill. From the roundabout at the top of the slip-road take the exit towards Amport and 'Amport House'. Pass HQ Land Forces, on the old Andover Airfield and head on into Monxton. Continue from Monxton heading towards Grateley. After approximately 1 mile, turn right towards Amport. Proceed down the hill, approach Amport House via the main gate.

Car parking is available at Amport House.

Additional info

The collection is suitable for secondary school ages upwards; opening times are 09:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday. Visitors are strongly advised to make an appointment with the Curator in advance. Visitors who do not make a booking will be required to provide personal identification on arrival. Admission is free.

Collection details

Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Religion, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Terracota friezes, all that remains from the Guards' Chapel in Welleington Barracks which was bombed during Morning Service in 1944.

Getting there

The Museum is located in the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, Amport, near Andover, Hampshire.

By train:
The nearest station is Andover. Trains from London depart from Waterloo Station and the journey time is approximately 1 hour. Journeys from the West Country involve changing trains at Salisbury. Taxis are available from Andover station and the journey is approximately 5 miles.

By car (recommended route):
From the A303, turn off at the exit signposted Andover and Weyhill. From the roundabout at the top of the slip-road take the exit towards Amport and 'Amport House'. Pass HQ Land Forces, on the old Andover Airfield and head on into Monxton. Continue from Monxton heading towards Grateley. After approximately 1 mile, turn right towards Amport. Proceed down the hill, approach Amport House via the main gate.

Car parking is available at Amport House.

Museum of Army Chaplaincy
Amport House
Amport
Andover
Hampshire
SP11 8BG
England

Website

www.army.mod.uk/chaplains/23363.aspx

E-mail

DBlake.afcc@defenceacademy.mod.uk

Telephone

01264 773144 x 4248

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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