The Museum is inside a working Army Camp.
Adults must bring a valid personal PHOTO ID to be permitted entry*
If you would like to organise a Group Visit please email email@example.com or telephone 01258 482 248. Tours and Catering can be provided, by arrangement.
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.
Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)..Closed 22 Dec – 2 Jan
Closed at weekends until February half term
Cafe Opening Times
The Cafe is open from 1000 – 1530 weekdays and 1100 – 1400 at weekends.
- Senior Citizens – £7.00
- Concessions – £7.00
- Children – £6.00
- Family ticket – £24.00 (2 adults & 2 children)
- Groups (10+) – 10% discount
- Colleges – £5.00 per person
- Schools – £4.50 per person
- Youth groups – £4.50 per person
- Admission to archives – £8.00 Must be arranged in advance
- Guided tours £30.00 + Admission (max 15 per guide)
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 floor plan.
Plan your day in advance – Download your own copy of the Museum Floor Plan here
Plan ahead…Top tips
- Click here to view the interactive floor plan..
- To find out more about the current displays, see Exhibitions
- For interactive ideas, with a focus on a younger audience see Prepare for action
- To find out more about The Royal Corps of Signals, see History & heritage
Weekdays 10am – 5pm. Last entry 4pm.
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 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.
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 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.
Enjoy a refreshing brew and delicious snack.
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.
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.