Plan your visit

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Museum is inside a working Army Camp.

Adults must bring a valid personal PHOTO ID to be permitted entry*

We want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible The Royal Signals Museum is within the confines of Blandford Camp. All adults (16+) must bring a valid personal PHOTO ID (driving licence, passport or UK military ID Card) to be permitted entry! If this is a problem please email adam@royalsignalsmuseum.com in advance and we will help you make alternative arrangements.

Groups

If you would like to organise a Group Visit please email adam@royalsignalsmuseum.co.uk or telephone 01258 482 248. Tours and Catering can be provided, by arrangement. 

Dogs

No dogs, except guide and assistance dogs, are permitted inside the Museum.

For people with disabilities

There is an access ramp for the disabled at the front entrance to the Museum, and a lift between lower and upper levels. There are toilets, and toilets for the disabled. If you require any additional access arrangements or help with your visit please Contact us.

Opening times

Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)..Closed 22 Dec – 2 Jan

Weekends 

Closed at weekends until  February half term

Cafe Opening Times

The Cafe is open from 1000 – 1530 weekdays and 1100 – 1400 at weekends. 

The Museum and Cafe will be closed on Friday 14th December due to a power outage. We are open, 1000 – 1600 from 17th – 21st December but will then close for Christmas Saturday 22nd December until Wednesday 2nd January 2019. We wish all our visitors, volunteers, supporters and staff a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

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

So much to see and do

Museum_Floorplan
Museum floor plan.

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

Plan ahead…Top tips

The Royal Signals Museum

A fantastic day out for all the family

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Location

Royal Signals Museum
Blandford Camp,
Blandford Forum
DT11 8RH

01258 482248

Weekdays 10am – 5pm. Last entry 4pm.

Public transport

The camp is not easily accessed by public transport. The nearest train stations are Salisbury or Bournemouth (approximately 40 mins drive from the camp).

Buses

Buses run to Blandford Forum which is approximately 2.5 miles from Blandford camp.

Bus Timetable from Salisbury to Blandford

Service 20 Salisbury to Blandford Via Pimperne, Tarrant Hinton, Cashmoor, Sixpenny Handley and Coombe Bissett

Bus Timetable from Weymouth to Blandford

X12 Bus Service Weymouth to Blandford Via Dorchester and Puddletown. Buses do not go to The Camp. The Camp is approximately 2.5 miles from Blandford Camp – via a country road.

By car

Click on the map above for driving directions. The postcode for Sat Nav is DT11 8RH On arrival at the camp you will be directed to book your car in and obtain a car pass. Parking is free but visitors must park in the designated museum car park spaces. Thank-you for your understanding.

Taxis

Taxis drop-off is at the camp gates. The Museum is approximately 5 minutes walk from the camp gates

Once inside The Camp gates

All adults must book in. Valid photo id is required. You will be issued with a pass and if travelling by car, a vehicle pass. There is allocated parking for Museum Visitors. If on arrival the bays are full just let staff know and they will find you a space. We wish you an enjoyable visit.

Comms Cafe

Enjoy a refreshing brew and delicious snack. 

Opening times

Weekdays 10am – 3.30pm*

Weekends 11am – 2pm (from Feb half-term to October half-term only).

Weekends November – February half-term closed. 

*Closed between Christmas and New Year. See the home page for specific dates. 

Capacity 50 people. Large groups and parties need to book in advance and can select from a buffet menu. Schools, Scouts and Cadets may bring their own food and eat collectively in one of our resource rooms.

 Museum Shop

Royal Signals memorabilia and souvenirs

The Museum shop sells a wide-range of toys, gifts and souvenirs including Royal Signals memorabilia – ties, cufflinks, brooches, glass ware, statues, plaques. We also sell DPM clothing, rugby shirts, and kit and uniform items.

So many pocket money toys to choose from – great for party bags too

We stock a range of Queens Gurkha Signal (QGS) and Royal Signals Association (RSA) items. A wide-range of products are also available to purchase online. If you wish to purchase goods online please visit the Royal Signals Shop at www.royalsignalsshop.uk/

A warm welcome awaits. The shop is situated at the entrance to the museum.

 

Don’t forget your gifts and souvenirs