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 firstname.lastname@example.org in advance and we will help you make alternative arrangements.
Group Visitors may telephone in advance to arrange to be met at the Camp Gates. Click on the link below to download the online group visit/coach party pro-forma. You can also download a copy of the museum details.
No dogs, except guide dogs, are allowed 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.
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
Christmas Opening times
Open 18th – 22nd Dec 10am ~ 4pm last entry 3 pm.
Closed for Christmas 23 Dec –2 Jan 2018.
Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm
(last entry 4pm)
Weekends (Feb-Oct Only)
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm
(last entry 3pm)
Monday 6th November – Electrical maintenance
- 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 20 per guide)
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 The cafe is open: 10am – 4pm weekdays We are currently closed at weekends until 11th February 2017. The cafe is open from 11am – 2pm from Late Feb – October i.e. weekends when The Museum is open. Please note: The canteen is too small for large parties. We encourage school and other pre-booked parties to bring their own food and eat collectively in the 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.com
A warm welcome awaits. The shop is situated at the entrance to the museum.