About Us

We are a small team here at the Military Intelligence Museum, with three main staff members, but we do have a great team of people helping us along the way. We have a wonderful group of volunteers who help with every aspect of the museum, and we're always looking to welcome more!

We offer guided tours around the museum but visitors are also welcome to browse freely, please discuss your wishes when booking your visit.

Mission Statement and Vision

Mission Statement and Vision

The Military Intelligence Museum exists to collect, conserve, record, interpret and make otherwise accessible for public benefit, artefacts, documents and other material relating to the Intelligence corps and wider military intelligence activity.

Here are some of our objectives set out to achieve this:
1. Sharing the secret of intelligence to wider audience
2. Maintaining and enhancing the Army and intelligence community's connections with society.
3. Providing public with enjoyable and unique experience
4. Preserving the country's military heritage
5. Providing academic research

Our Strategic Vision is to be the foremost military intelligence museum in the UK, providing a unique visitor experience and also a comprehensive source of related research and archival material, telling the story of the Intelligence Corps, military intelligence, and the part it has played in UK military operations.

Booking Your Visit

Booking Your Visit

The Military Intelligence Museum is based on a Ministry of Defence base so we must book our visitors onto the site. This is to comply with the site's security regulations.

All visits to the museum must be booked in advance, we usually try to book at least 1 week in advance but sometimes can make exceptions. Visitors can book their visit either by telephone on 01462 752896 or by emailing us on intcorpshq-museum-mailbox@mod.gov.uk

Once a date has been chosen for your visit and accepted by the staff, please specify if you wish to have a guided tour or not, just to avoid confusion on the day. Visitors can choose to have either a guided tour which can last up to 2 hours, a shorter introductory tour, or a free roam around the museum. We will require some details from you, this will be all visitors' names, nationality, and car details; reg, make, model and colour.

On the day of your visit please bring a form of photographic I.D, this can be your Passport or Driving License, if you have neither of these please contact the museum for further guidance.

Upon arrival at the site, if visitors could pull into the lay by on the right hand side and then enter the large brick building on the left, which is the Guardroom. All visitors will have to enter the Guardroom on the day of their visit to receive their pass so please specify your visit to the museum at that point. The Guards on duty will let the museum staff know, and one of them will come to collect you. Usually the staff member will get into the car with the visitors and then drive round to the museum together.

The form below is our Visitor booking form and shows what details will be required, along with our GDPR statement. We will send a copy to you once confirming your visit or follow the link below:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ls2S7ojOaxV8jcV6idjv4LoSQ_vbiK5w

Museum Closure

Museum Closure

Please be aware that the museum will be closed to visitors from the 3rd December until the 5th March 2019.

This period gives us the chance to rearrange the museum and to create some new displays ready for 2019.

The Museum

The Museum

The Military Intelligence Museum displays key elements of the history of British Military Intelligence from the Crimea War onwards.

The central focus of the museum is the Intelligence Corps, our collection includes a great many objects and special exhibits about the history of the Corps. We have two interactive, permanent displays, one focusing on the Honours and Awards received by members of the Corps, and the other paying tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their Sovereign and their country, in the 'Name of the Rose' interactive.

Another key collection is the Medmenham Collection devoted to aerial photography and image analysis. This highlights the use of 3D imagery, initially in the first World War and then again with huge success in later years, during World War II and the Cold War.

Complementing these displays are two smaller displays. These cover the 'BRIXMIS' intelligence-gathering mission, based in East Germany during the Cold War, and the American radio operations that took place in Chicksands, from 1950 until 1996.

A further highlight is the SOE display housing a comprehensive collection of artifacts brought over from post-war France and displayed in an innovative diorama with touch-screen displays bringing it to life. This display also commemorates over 600 members of the Intelligence Corps who served in SOE.

We have a small shop, selling intelligence-related books, Intelligence Corps memorabilia, and some cute teddy bears.

A separate building houses our Archives, and if you wish to do some research then just get in contact with us. Further details are shown here: here.

There are two steps to the front door along with separate wheelchair access. There are soft chairs in every room so that visitors can sit and relax whilst listening to a tour guide or just contemplating a display.

We have a small interactive area, where visitors can try and crack the code! There are limited attractions for younger children, however, we do have quizzes and games to amuse the younger children in your group.

The People

Bill Steadman

Curator

Overall responsibility for the management of the Museum and the Archives.

Phone :
01462 814643
Email :

Joyce Hutton

Archivist

Phone :
01462 752024
Email :

Mr. Fred Judge

Senior Researcher

Harriet Huggins

Assistant Curator

Phone :
01462 814643
Email :

Shop (11.30 to 13.30 hrs Tuesday to Friday)

Phone :
01462 752342

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