The Museum is open Mondays to Fridays from 1000 – 1630 last entry 1500. Visits to Archive strictly by appointment see https://www.royalsignalsmuseum.co.uk/research-archives/.| New volunteers always welcome| Visit www.royalsignalsshop.uk for souvenirs and Corps memorabilia |

Royal Signals Museum

 

A Great Family Day Out

Telling the exciting story of Communications and information

from laying line, through to advanced, secure satellite, cyber and more.

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Royal Signals Museum, Blandford Camp, Dorset DT11 8RH

Weekdays
Mon – Fri 10am – 4.30pm (last entry 3pm)
Sat – Sun 10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

Do check before travel as this can change at short notice. The Archive has currently paused Public Enquiries, we apologise for the inconvenience

A valid photo ID (passport/driving licence/MoD90) is required by all adults 16+ for admission to the museum, no exceptions. Please contact the Museum ahead of any planned visit if you cannot provide photo ID for all adults. 

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Royal Signals – The Army’s Communicators

Years of Signals Communication

Serving Soldiers

The Exciting Story of Military Communications

From the Crimean War to the present day

Interactive – Educational – Fun!

History & Heritage

From semaphore to cyber

 

Investigate the history of military communications.

Explore Corps heritage from the Crimean War to the present day.

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Women at War

Willy’s Jeep

Monty’s Command vehicle

Medals and honours

White Helmets bikes and memorabilia

Setting up headquarters Royal Signals Museum Blandford

Kit Medals Uniform

Kit Medals Uniform

 

Medal gallery including the George Cross

Communications vehicles

Signalling equipment

Uniform through the ages

 

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History of The Corps

Science and technology of communications

The role of Royal Signals in the 21st Century

Royal Signals Museum NAAFI Cafe 1940s feel. Hot and cold meals, drinks and sandwiches

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Battles & Conflicts

 

Frequently first in to conflict

Provide tactical communications

Ensure commanders have battle-winning information

Royal Signals Museum NAAFI Cafe 1940s feel. Hot and cold meals, drinks and sandwiches

Roger So Far

The Corps Centenary book ‘Roger So Far’ celebrates many of the Corps’ achievements during its first 100 years.

This hardback, illustrated coffee table book is packed full of stories about people, units and events in the context of campaigns, technologies and equipment.

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Experience

 

Experience life in an Afghanistan Compound

Transmit your morse code message

Create a radio relay

Drive a simulator

Royal Signals Museum NAAFI Cafe 1940s feel. Hot and cold meals, drinks and sandwiches

'This is an outstanding, historic and humbling record of the contribution made by individuals in the Royal Signals plus the Indian Signal Corps who worked with Royal Signals and Queen's Gurkha Signals from 1920 to 2020.'

Mike Lithgow (via Amazon review)

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Royal Signals – first into battle, last out

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  • The vital Royal Signals ‘first in to battle, last out’ role
  • The importance of communications – past, present and future
  • What it takes to operate in war and in peace.

 

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Northern Ireland – Op Banner

Northern Ireland – Op Banner

At its peak in 1972, the Army’s strength in Northern Ireland was 28,000. The Corps was the second largest element in the security force, after the infantry.

Falklands War

Falklands War

In 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.The conflict was to provide a severe test of the Royal Signals’ versatility.

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