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The Military Intelligence Museum

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One of the best military museums I have visited

The museum is not large but it is well laid out.There is a tour guide who takes you around the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
wingate
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London, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

We enjoyed a really informative and interesting visit to the museum yesterday. There were six of us... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
B5301DYclaireh
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Our museum wants to share the secret of military intelligence from the Boer War to the present day! Learn about espionage and secrets, and see how they played a major part in some of the biggest wars in history!
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Building 200 | Chicksands, Shefford SG17 5PR, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

The museum is not large but it is well laid out.There is a tour guide who takes you around the exhibits in an engrossing 2 hours. You have to prebiotic your visit and bring I'd such as a passport with you.A morning very well spent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wingate
HarrietH283, Assistant Curator at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hello, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and thank you for providing a lovely review for us!

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a really informative and interesting visit to the museum yesterday. There were six of us in total, four adults and two children. Each one of us found the exhibits and information fascinating and learned something new. Our two hour guided tour provided additional...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank B5301DYclaireh
HarrietH283, Assistant Curator at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hi Claire, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum! Thank you for providing us with such a lovely review, we hope you have an opportunity to come back in future!

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

A really good afternoon which just flew by! Fantasticallt knowledgable curator Harriet who was utterly engaging providing a brilliant overview of intelligence over the years. My particular interest and background was the Cold War for which there were many fascinating exhibits! A highly recommended day...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Harriet H, Assistant Curator at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Hi Tom, Thank you for visiting and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! It was really interesting listening to your stories and what you did during the Cold War so thank you for that!

Reviewed 13 May 2018

My husband booked for us to go to the Museum at Chicksands, as it's on a working military base there are checks you have to go through but that's no great hardship. We expected there to be other people but it was just the two...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Harriet H, Assistant Curator at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit the museum, and for providing a lovely review as well! We thoroughly enjoyed having you and hope you will come back one day. Thank you!

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

A great museum, very interesting insite to military intelligence, great exhibitions, informative and enthusiastic staff, well worth the visit.. great place

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Having made arrangements for our visit in advance, my wife and I spent an absorbing couple of hours at the Military Intelligence Museum at Chicksands after calling in to see the nearby Shuttleworth Collection in the morning. Typing the name of the museum into Google...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Harriet H, Assistant Curator at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hello and thank you so much for your kind review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit, and I had a wonderful time showing you around the museum. We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Visited here with a group of teenagers. Pre-booking essential due to location but smooth and easy and the staff in the museum who gave the talks were very knowledge and friendly. Covers the history of military intelligence through the years - the bits I best...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Harriet H, Public Relations Manager at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review about our museum, we're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we do hope you come back again!

Reviewed 3 March 2018

This museum has to be booked in advance; it is a Military base which is still in use today. Because of that security is very much prevalent. Having said that when you have got clearance to visit, it is very much worthwhile. One can not...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Harriet H, Public Relations Manager at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review about our museum! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back again!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

I spent an absorbing two hours, in a group of eight, learning intriguing details of the history of intelligence since the beginning of the twentieth century to the present delivered by two enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Whatever you think you already know you will be...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Harriet H, Public Relations Manager at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Hi Robert, thank you for taking the time to review the museum! All feedback is greatly appreciated, and we do have a survey on SurveyMonkey if you wish to answer some more questions for us. Thank you!

Reviewed 21 June 2017

The visit must be booked in advance and when booking one must provide certain personal information in order to gain security clearance, as the museum is inside a secure military establishment. On arrival, one has to report to the guardhouse and passes are issued. Your...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Harriet H, Public Relations Manager at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for reviewing the museum, and we greatly appreciate all feedback to help us improve your experience. If you wish to provide more feedback, then we have created a survey on SurveyMonkey. If you have time then it would be really helpful for the...More

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Tom H
17 October 2017|
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Response from HarrietH283 | Property representative |
Hi Tom, some of the activities are still classified due to data protection laws. If you wish to book a visit to the museum or visit the Archives to learn more about the base when it was under American authority, then email... More
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