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 2012
The Museum has a series of new exhibitions planned for 2012 If you can help in any way - with photographs, personal stories and anecdotes or even assist physycally or with project management please contact the museum at:
The New Exhbitions and Displays are to be:
The Royal Signals in Afghanistan & Op Telic
Royal Signals in the Gulf Wars
Ptarmigan- Area Systems Communication
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.
To find out more follow the link to:
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