HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM
The Museum was founded in Catterick, in North Yorkshire in the mid 1930s. It was moved to Blandford Camp in 1967.
In 1989 an appeal was launched to raise over £1 million to construct
a new wing and to totally refurbish the displays.
Following a successful appeal, the new wing was constructed in 1995 and the refurbishment was completed in 1997.
The Museum in its new form was re-opened on 28th May 1997. There are many interactive displays and fun trails for younger visitors.
PURPOSES OF THE MUSEUM
To provide educational resources to local schools and for life long learning.
To preserve and display the heritage of the Royal Signals.
To tell the story of military communications from the Napoleonic Wars onwards.
To provide research, educational and recruiting support facilities.
NEW FOR 2014
The Museum has installed a series of new exhibitions in 2014 concentrating of the story of the modern high-tech signaller. These displays illustrate the wide ranging role of the Corps both on the Battlefield and for other government departments. The displays are planned and created by serving soldiers from the different Units and so provide a soldiers perspective of their roles and responsibilities. Some are still under development
The new displays include
14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare) – 15th Signal regiment (IS) – 18th (UKSF) Signal Regiment – 22nd Signal Regiment – 30th Signal Regiment - 216 Para Signal Squadron - 225 Signal Squadron – 244 Signal Squadron (Air Support) - 299 Signal Squadron (SC) – 643 Signal Troop – 660 Signal Troop (EOD) – Queen’s Ghurka Signals
Other New Exhibitions and Displays;
Dorset Museums Association
The Royal Signals Museum is a member of the Dorset Museums Association.
The Dorset Museums Association exists to represent museums of Dorset and to support and encourage them in their endeavors to reach and maintain the highest standards of museum practice.
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Please remember that the Royal Signals Museum is a registered charity.
Profits from items sold in our shop are put back into the Museum, helping to maintain & improve it for this and future generations.
Registered Charity 1133304
Registered Company 06460179