We apologise for any inconvenience but the Museum Archive will only be manned on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.

We are open Monday to Friday but closed at weekends until February half-term.

The Royal Signals Museum – Dorset

From laying line, through to advanced, secure satellite, cyber and more, the Royal Signals Museum tells the exciting story of military communications and information from the Crimean War to the pesent day.

Giving the public a glimpse into military communications past and present

Explore the work of the Corps, the museum and communications

History & Heritage

From semaphore to cyber…

Battles and Conflicts

In on the action…
Royal Signals medals and uniform

Medals and Uniform

Bravery, honour, valour…

Research & Archive

Explore by appointment…


*Interactive history, science and technology of communications
*The crucial role played by The Royal Signals in the 21st Century Army



*Women at War exhibition
*Willy’s Jeep. Monty’s Command vehicle
*Medals and honours earned by Signallers
*White Helmets bikes and memorabilia


*Transmit your own message in morse code
*Create a radio relay
*Experience life in an Afghanistan Compound
*Dine in the NAAFI Cafe alongside soldiers


*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

So much to see and do

Museum floor plan.

Plan your day in advance – Download your own copy of the Museum Floor Plan here

Plan ahead…Top tips

Opening Times

Royal Signals Museum, Blandford Camp, Dorset DT11 8RH

Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) – Closed 22 Dec – 2 Jan
Sat – Sun Closed until February half-term.

Open weekends – February half-term to the last weekend in October.  
Adult and youth groups welcome see Group visits

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. 

Need assistance?

We’re happy to help Explore more – maps, admission charges, disabled access, facilities…

A World Class Museum on a Historic Military Base.

Dr Jeff H