About us

The Museum of The Royal Corps of Signals

Telling the story of military communications from semaphore  to cyber

A brief history

Royal Signals Museum, Blandford Camp, Dorset DT11 8RH.

Founded in Catterick

In the mid 1930s.

Moved to Blandford

The Royal Signals Museum  moved from Catterick, the former home of The Royal Signals, to Blandford Camp in 1967.

Fundraising Appeal

Following a successful appeal launched in 1989 to raise over £1 million, a new wing was constructed and refurbished displays implemented.

Today's Museum

The Royal Signals Museum houses the national collection of military communications equipment. It vividly tells the story of military communications and of The Corps via a series of enlightening exhibitions – including interactive exhibitions and displays.

Purposes of the museum

Preservation, curiosity, learning.

The museum exists to:

  • Preserve and display the heritage and work of the Royal Signals.
  • Tell the story of military communications from the Napoleonic Wars to present day
  • Invite curiosity about the work of the Corps and telecommunications more broadly
  • Provide educational resources to schools, colleges, researchers and visitors.
  • Facilitate life long learning.
  • Provide research, educational and recruiting support facilities.
  • Look to the future of communications and to the work of The Royal Signals and be at the forefront of the use of technology.


What can visitors expect?

The Museum has installed a series of exciting exhibitions including the story of the modern-day, high-tech signaller.  Displays illustrate the wide ranging role of the Corps both on the Battlefield and beyond. The displays are planned and created by serving soldiers from the different Units and so provide a soldiers perspective of their roles and responsibilities.

Current displays include:

  • Cyber Warfare
  • Satellite Communications
  • Special Forces

An interactive Floor Plan of the museum can be found here:

Royal Signals Museum Interactive Floor Plan


Dorset Museums Association

The Royal Signals Museum is a member of the  Dorset Museums Association. The Dorset Museums Association exists to represent museums of Dorset and to support and encourage them in their endeavours to reach and maintain the highest standards of museum practice. Find out more via

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. RRP £30 with discounts for Regular, Reserve and Retired Corps members.

Buy now from the Royal Signals Museum Shop

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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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Registered charity

The Royal Signals Museum is a registered charity. Profits from items sold in the museum shop are returned to the Museum, helping to maintain and improve it for this and future generations.

Registered Charity 1133304  Registered Company 06460179 Donations welcome.