Aldershot Military Museum

Aldershot Military Museum Part of Hampshire Cultural Trust, the museum tells the story of daily life for both soldier and civilian since 1854. Two surviving 1890s brick-built barrack blocks, a 1930s wooden barrack block from Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Church Crookham and Field Marshal Montgomery's 'barn' that house the museums military and local history collections.

There is a large collection of military vehicles displayed either in the Montgomery Gallery or in the grounds of the museum.

Operating as usual

A Needle Felting course here at Aldershot Military Museum!
15/10/2021

A Needle Felting course here at Aldershot Military Museum!

Discover the skill of Needle Felting with tutor Lindsey at Aldershot Military Museum. Suitable for all abilities, sign up now for this weekly course!

13/10/2021

We will be finishing half term with a bang! Come and join us on October 31st as the 2nd Queens Regiment of Foot join us for a day of fun and firing. Watch them drill and fire during the day including the infamous 3 rounds a minute musket drill!

2nd Queens Regiment of Foot Hampshire Cultural Trust West End Centre Aldershot Garrison

A post by Neil, our Community Manager, for World Mental Health Day.
12/10/2021
World Mental Health Day: Aldershot Military Museum wellbeing projects

A post by Neil, our Community Manager, for World Mental Health Day.

For World Mental Health Day Aldershot Military Museum's Community Manager Neil discusses some of the projects taking place at the museum that put improving mental health and wellbeing at the forefront. #HereForCulture #CultureOnCall

#ObjectoftheWeek bed plates! They had various uses, some of ours have the word Duty on the back, so could be turned roun...
12/10/2021

#ObjectoftheWeek bed plates! They had various uses, some of ours have the word Duty on the back, so could be turned round to indicate where the soldier in question was.

#ObjectoftheWeek bed plates! They had various uses, some of ours have the word Duty on the back, so could be turned round to indicate where the soldier in question was.

#ObjectoftheWeek is made by Gale and Polden but what is it for?
05/10/2021

#ObjectoftheWeek is made by Gale and Polden but what is it for?

#ObjectoftheWeek is made by Gale and Polden but what is it for?

#objectoftheweek we love the lion on this drum from Potter's. The firm was originally started by Samuel Potter in London...
14/09/2021

#objectoftheweek we love the lion on this drum from Potter's. The firm was originally started by Samuel Potter in London in 1810. One of his sons, George, set up a branch in Aldershot shortly after the army arrived.

#objectoftheweek we love the lion on this drum from Potter's. The firm was originally started by Samuel Potter in London in 1810. One of his sons, George, set up a branch in Aldershot shortly after the army arrived.

#objectoftheweek National Dried Milk! The Welfare Food Service supplemented the rations of children, pregnant and nursin...
06/09/2021

#objectoftheweek National Dried Milk! The Welfare Food Service supplemented the rations of children, pregnant and nursing mothers and some older people. Find out more about rations at Heritage Open Days this weekend (and get in for free!)

#objectoftheweek National Dried Milk! The Welfare Food Service supplemented the rations of children, pregnant and nursing mothers and some older people. Find out more about rations at Heritage Open Days this weekend (and get in for free!)

Hope you’ve had a good Sunday! We’re excited about Heritage Open Days next weekend. Find out about Rushmoor’s Rations an...
05/09/2021
Heritage Open Days: Rushmoor's Rations | Hampshire Cultural Trust

Hope you’ve had a good Sunday! We’re excited about Heritage Open Days next weekend. Find out about Rushmoor’s Rations and if you are a bit peckish pop into the shop for a Home Front jam or chutney! Did we mention entry is free for the weekend?

Discover stories of food in Rushmoor at a special event for Heritage Open Days 2021, with free museum entry all weekend.

Our last family activity of the summer today! Have a go at stencilling using stencils inspired by our vehicle markings (...
31/08/2021

Our last family activity of the summer today! Have a go at stencilling using stencils inspired by our vehicle markings (or make your own). 10:30; 11:00: 11:30 and 12:00 under the shelter by the assault course. Included in your annual ticket price.

Our last family activity of the summer today! Have a go at stencilling using stencils inspired by our vehicle markings (or make your own). 10:30; 11:00: 11:30 and 12:00 under the shelter by the assault course. Included in your annual ticket price.

Made by Meynell and Sons, Wolverhampton, this piece of fire-fighting equipment kept Farnborough safe in the early 20th c...
30/08/2021

Made by Meynell and Sons, Wolverhampton, this piece of fire-fighting equipment kept Farnborough safe in the early 20th century! #ObjectoftheWeek

Open to #Hampshire residents, join these free wellbeing courses, online and at Aldershot Military Museum!To book your pl...
25/08/2021

Open to #Hampshire residents, join these free wellbeing courses, online and at Aldershot Military Museum!
To book your place please contact:
[email protected] #aldershot

Photos from Waterloo Uncovered's post
23/08/2021

Photos from Waterloo Uncovered's post

#objectoftheweek we’re wondering what messages this leather dispatch bag carried
23/08/2021

#objectoftheweek we’re wondering what messages this leather dispatch bag carried

#objectoftheweek we’re wondering what messages this leather dispatch bag carried

Fancy experimenting with stencils? Join our family workshops today, 25th and 31st August at 10:30; 11:00; 11:30 or 12:00...
18/08/2021

Fancy experimenting with stencils? Join our family workshops today, 25th and 31st August at 10:30; 11:00; 11:30 or 12:00. Under the shelter by the assault course!

#ObjectOfTheWeek is a 1930s kettle! Hope we see you soon for a brew in our cafe.
17/08/2021

#ObjectOfTheWeek is a 1930s kettle! Hope we see you soon for a brew in our cafe.

#ObjectOfTheWeek is a 1930s kettle! Hope we see you soon for a brew in our cafe.

#objectoftheweek remembers Col Samuel Franklin Cody, cowboy, performer, pioneering inventor and pilot! This newspaper fr...
09/08/2021

#objectoftheweek remembers Col Samuel Franklin Cody, cowboy, performer, pioneering inventor and pilot! This newspaper front page shows his funeral in 1913.

#objectoftheweek remembers Col Samuel Franklin Cody, cowboy, performer, pioneering inventor and pilot! This newspaper front page shows his funeral in 1913.

Photos from Parish of Frimley's post
05/08/2021

Photos from Parish of Frimley's post

#objectoftheweek is our Alvis Saladin Armoured Car. This particular vehicle was used for trials and testing (the SP in t...
02/08/2021

#objectoftheweek is our Alvis Saladin Armoured Car. This particular vehicle was used for trials and testing (the SP in the number plates stands for Special Project)!

#objectoftheweek is our Alvis Saladin Armoured Car. This particular vehicle was used for trials and testing (the SP in the number plates stands for Special Project)!

Tomorrow the 2nd Queens Regiment of Foot will be with us all day. They will be firing at 11:30 and 14:30. Come along and...
31/07/2021

Tomorrow the 2nd Queens Regiment of Foot will be with us all day. They will be firing at 11:30 and 14:30. Come along and join us for a fun day. All included in your standard admission ticket.

Tomorrow the 2nd Queens Regiment of Foot will be with us all day. They will be firing at 11:30 and 14:30. Come along and join us for a fun day. All included in your standard admission ticket.

It's nearly August! A reminder that our messy summer family activities are on 5th, 12th, 18th, 25th and 31st August. We'...
30/07/2021

It's nearly August! A reminder that our messy summer family activities are on 5th, 12th, 18th, 25th and 31st August. We'll be welcoming one group per table at 10:30; 11:00; 11:30 and 12:00 to give us a chance to clean up in between!

It's nearly August! A reminder that our messy summer family activities are on 5th, 12th, 18th, 25th and 31st August. We'll be welcoming one group per table at 10:30; 11:00; 11:30 and 12:00 to give us a chance to clean up in between!

Paul Vicker's new book A-Z of Aldershot is in the shop now! Along with several of his other Aldershot titles. A bit of s...
28/07/2021

Paul Vicker's new book A-Z of Aldershot is in the shop now! Along with several of his other Aldershot titles. A bit of summer local history reading for you or the history lover in your life!

Paul Vicker's new book A-Z of Aldershot is in the shop now! Along with several of his other Aldershot titles. A bit of summer local history reading for you or the history lover in your life!

19/07/2021

The school holidays are nearly here – there’s so much for the whole family to do at Aldershot Military Museum this summer! We’re looking forward to giving you a warm welcome when you next visit and while COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, there are still steps that we can all take so that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time - find out what to expect when you are with us.

This summer we're planning some free outdoor, messy activities under the shelter by our assault course! Capacity will be...
16/07/2021

This summer we're planning some free outdoor, messy activities under the shelter by our assault course! Capacity will be limited to one family per table at 10:30; 11:00; 11:30 and 12:00.

This summer we're planning some free outdoor, messy activities under the shelter by our assault course! Capacity will be limited to one family per table at 10:30; 11:00; 11:30 and 12:00.

#objectoftheweek A little bit of love for Farnborough! We hold the Rushmoor Collection which celebrates the local histor...
21/06/2021

#objectoftheweek A little bit of love for Farnborough! We hold the Rushmoor Collection which celebrates the local history of our borough.

#objectoftheweek A little bit of love for Farnborough! We hold the Rushmoor Collection which celebrates the local history of our borough.

20/06/2021

To celebrate Armed Forces Day 2021 we will be joined on the 26th and 27th of June by the Queens own 2nd Foot reenactors who will conduct drill and discuss the history of the British soldier through time.

It's been a wet day in Aldershot! Appropriate for the 206th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Here's a postcard fro...
18/06/2021

It's been a wet day in Aldershot! Appropriate for the 206th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Here's a postcard from the Aldershot Tattoo series. All looks a bit too dry!

It's been a wet day in Aldershot! Appropriate for the 206th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Here's a postcard from the Aldershot Tattoo series. All looks a bit too dry!

#objectoftheweek is a new accession! The inscription reads "Aldershot Divisional Athletic Sports 1875 (possibly 1876). H...
14/06/2021

#objectoftheweek is a new accession! The inscription reads "Aldershot Divisional Athletic Sports 1875 (possibly 1876). Hurdle Race 120 Yards 2nd Prize Lieut R Norton 106th Regt". First Prize must have been super fancy!

#objectoftheweek is a new accession! The inscription reads "Aldershot Divisional Athletic Sports 1875 (possibly 1876). Hurdle Race 120 Yards 2nd Prize Lieut R Norton 106th Regt". First Prize must have been super fancy!

We are very pleased to announce that we have the handling collection back on display. We will be managing the object han...
03/06/2021

We are very pleased to announce that we have the handling collection back on display.

We will be managing the object handling sessions carefully with a reatriction of one family / group at a time at the handling table.

We are very pleased to announce that we have the handling collection back on display.

We will be managing the object handling sessions carefully with a reatriction of one family / group at a time at the handling table.

Thanks to all you National Lottery players we were able to receive emergency funding! To say #ThanksToYou we are offerin...
03/06/2021

Thanks to all you National Lottery players we were able to receive emergency funding! To say #ThanksToYou we are offering one free hot drink with the promo code TTY21 when purchasing another item in our cafe 5 - 13 June. Please bring proof of purchase of a lottery game or ticket!

Thanks to all you National Lottery players we were able to receive emergency funding! To say #ThanksToYou we are offering one free hot drink with the promo code TTY21 when purchasing another item in our cafe 5 - 13 June. Please bring proof of purchase of a lottery game or ticket!

02/06/2021

we are very pleased to announce that the military gallery is now open again.

02/06/2021

Due to a technical fault we have been forced to close the military (John Reed) Gallery this morning. The rest of the museum and site are open as normal and we hope to have the military gallery open again this afternoon.

Address

Queens Avenue
Aldershot
GU11 2LG

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

Telephone

01252 314598

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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.

The story of Aldershot Military Town and the civil towns of Aldershot, Farnborough and Cove is told using our vibrant collections within the fascinating, original buildings. Explore the site, admire the tanks and join in with the hands-on activities. Throughout the year, we also run a programme of fun, family-friendly exhibitions and events.

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