Aldershot Military Museum

Aldershot Military Museum

Aldershot Military Museum
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Housed in the only surviving brick-built barrack blocks left in Aldershot, the museum tells the story of daily life for both soldier and civilian since 1854.
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Travellerclass
Farnham, UK796 contributions
Oct 2021
Excellent museum with lots of informative history and facts to take in. Minimal cost to get in and see all the displays through the two main buildings. There are some great volunteers working here who gave us brilliant insight and information on weaponry etc. Outside are a number of military vehicles, tanks etc but sadly some are starting to get very weathered. It would be brilliant if they could some how be housed to maintain their integrity for future generations to view and appreciate. There is one building which had a "Willy" jeep etc in it which are fully protected against the elements. The museum is certainly worth a visit and your ticket will allow you to go back again and again for I believe, is a year from purchase. We certainly learnt a lot from our visit and would go back again.
Written 24 October 2021
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Catherin S
20 contributions
Oct 2021
excellent little museum, very friendly staff. some great displays with some hands on experiences. history of army in Aldershot and then onto other regiments, don;t miss all the tanks in and around the Montgomery Barn. A lot of these tanks of course have been used in recent times, iraq, iran, afghanistan and the stories are fascinating. Great for children too and the assault course near the picnic area looked great fun. Great shop too
Written 11 October 2021
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loonylou78
West Sussex, UK243 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Fab little museum, lots to see and lots of hands on exhibits for children. Volunteers were all super friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent value for money as ticket is valid for a year. Our 12 year old thoroughly enjoyed his visit.
Written 28 July 2021
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Philip d
United Kingdom141 contributions
Jul 2021
Excellent displays and very informative.

The museum covers 'all of the British Army' rather than just the individual regiments that were stationed at the Aldershot Barracks.

This is an excellent museum but the great volunteers who manage it really add 'value to the museum' and they were always ready to answer any question.

I enjoyed most of all the display of guns that allowed us to handle the weapons and the excellent explanation of the development of the rifles used by the British Army.
Written 14 July 2021
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wingate
London, UK2,309 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
The first half of this museum deals with the history of the local area.I went through that very quickly.The second half deals with Army life in Aldershot.It is not particularly large but has some interesting exhibits.It took me 50 minutes to go round the museum.
Written 11 June 2021
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK12,687 contributions
Jun 2021
Every time I drove past the museum along Queens Ave with youngest grandson he’d say “I want to see the tanks” and so decided to take him to have a look round. Plenty of parking and during current Covid times it’s advisable to book a time slot online - ticket prices are reasonable and last for a year of repeat visits. There seemed to be only one chap on reception when we visited half term and at times he was run off his feet. Displays are mainly located in two or three adjoining buildings plus outdoor exhibits of armoured vehicles, trucks and a few guns. Unfortunately all the hands on activities for kids were roped off due to Covid. However, there was a handling rifle display (volunteer dependant) which seemed to fascinate youngsters. Shame to see outdoor exhibits are literally rotting away as would have thought they were worth preserving in a good state if at all possible. There’s a small gift shop area, basic cafe facilities, picnic area and junior assault course. My overall impression is the museum could do with investment to bring out its full potential but children will probably not notice!
Written 5 June 2021
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Sussex_Sightseer
Brighton, UK6 contributions
May 2021
Small but perfectly formed. Lots of information and interesting facts and exhibits for the whole family even though I did visit the museum on my own. Great displays of armoured vehicles outside along with Monty's barn. Good value for money and you can visit as many times as you like in the twelve month membership period. Its a pity that I don't live closer as I would definitely be a regular visitor. Staff are very friendly and welcoming.
Written 29 May 2021
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Bhm
London, UK6 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Great interactive experience for the kids. Friendly staff and great facilities. Would definitely recommend
Written 13 November 2020
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ShaunH290
London, UK1,651 contributions
Aug 2020
The Museum tells the story of the Military Town of Aldershot from 1854 to the present day. There was even a Royal Palace, the most modest of Queen Victoria's Royal Palaces, but used regularly by the royal family when reviewing the troops here.

I did not realise that the Army's history at Aldershot only started in 1854, but it was interesting to see how things developed, from a kind of Wild West of speculators
almost as soon as plans were announced to a modern garrison town.

I see from previous reviews that it used to be free, but it is now only a few pounds each and bookings need to be made. However, tickets last for a year (just rebook another time slot) and there is certainly a lot to see, even in the allotted three hour time slot. (We stayed for 4.5 hours but that included a picnic lunch and time for the grandchildren to play in the playground!)

Note that it is not open every day of the week, but at least it is open, unlike some other local attractions, and it deserves to be supported!
Written 31 August 2020
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Victoria M
Farnborough, UK16 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Only paid £5 online ticket

Brilliant staff
Very clean (COVID 19 year)
Good information

Don’t go thinking your be there all day
Maybe hr or two.

Could do with some funding maybe?
Written 23 August 2020
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Aldershot Military Museum is open:
  • Wed - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00


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