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 and heritage of the Army’s Royal Corps of Signals from C Telegraph Troop, Royal Engineers to today’s leaders in a digital age


The Royal Signals Museum

A fantastic day out for all the family

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Find out why we’re the number one attraction in Blandford Forum.

Visit the delightful NAAFI Cafe

A range of exhibitions

Women at war

Animals and birds

A World Class Museum on a Historic Military Base.

Dr Jeff H


Opening Times

Royal Signals Museum, Blandford Camp, Dorset DT11 8RH

Mon- Fri 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
Closed weekends until 9th February 2018. 

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. 

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The Museum


  • Communication and signalling through history
  • The crucial role played by The Royal Signals in the 21st Century Army

Intrigue, excitement, adventure


  • 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 NAFFI Cafe alongside soldiers


  • Royal Signals vital ‘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

Royal Signals – Leaders in a Digital Age

Royal Signals medals and uniform

Medals and Uniform

Bravery, honour, valour…

Battles and Conflicts

In on the action…

Research & Archive

Explore by appointment…

History & Heritage

From semaphore to cyber…

Museum exhibitions include

  • The Crimean War
  • The invention of the electric telegraph and its first use in war
  • Royal Engineer Signals from 1870-1900 & Boer War
  • The formation of C Telegraph Troop.
  • The  World Wars
  • Using  the telegraph for tactical purposes
  • Royal Signals in Airborne Units and other Special Forces
  • Encryption, interception and spy radio
  • The Inter War Years
  • The formation of the Royal Corps of Signals
  • Post World War Conflicts
  • Royal Signals in British Army of the Rhine (BAOR)
  • Northern Ireland
  • The Falklands War
  • The Gulf War and Afghanistan
  • United Nations and NATO Peace Keeping
  • Links to authors Milne and Tolkein
  • Women at war
  • Animals in the war
  • Command and communication vehicles and despatch bikes
  • Sports and artistic achievements

The Royal Signals Museum is a revelation…

The visitor is stepped through a hundred plus years of signalling history, from shutter telegraphs through cable wagons, despatch riders, and World War II radios to Enigma machines and beyond.

Special sections are devoted to the SAS, the conflicts in the Falklands,the Gulf, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Interactive displays mean that there is lots for children to do and get “hands on”


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Explore the work of The Corps, The Museum and Communications

The staff on the gate and in the museum were so helpful to everyone they came in contact with.. Remember to take photo ID with you or your not getting in!

Fluffy H


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