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Military Museums and Collections

Ardennen Poteau '44 Museum

Poteauer Strasse 22,
4780 Poteau (near St.Vith),

Tel: +32 (0)80 21.74.25

A military-historical museum about the Battle of the Bulge (winter 1944 - 1945), situated in the middle of the former battlefield of Poteau, a small village in the Belgian Ardennes. It has a new and also family-friendly conception. Several life-size dioramas with old war equipment and dummies in uniforms, historical military vehicles, cannons, authentic photos and movies shown at the museum's cinema of the well-known ambush at Poteau .

Ashdown WW2 Camp


Tel: +44(0)779 159 1528

This is a great opportunity for military vehicle enthusiasts, military memorabilia collectors and re-enactors to get together. Monthly meetings and events run by South Midlands MVT.


Snetterton Park,
NR16 2JU,

Tel: +44 (0)7786 684730

Based on the area where the very first tank crews were trained in 1916, we have a major collection of vehicles and equipment from the 1900 to the present day. we have the support of many major Uk military museum (IE Firepower, IWM,National Army Museum) The E.E.M.M. is a registered charity number 1107784. We are in no way connected with the East England Tank Museum Ltd.

Baugnez 44 Historical Center

Route de Luxembourg, 10,
B- 4960,

Tel: +32 80 44 04 82

This new museum opened in memory of the Battle of the Bulge and the massacre of Baugnez/Malmedy, extends over 850 Square metres and two stories. Visitors are presented with a stunning sound and light show as well as a magnificent display.
Visiting the Baugnez 44 Historical Center museum is facilitated by the use of an audio guide in four languages (French, English, Dutch and German).The visit lasts about 1and a half hours. The whole complex is accessible to handicapped persons.

Brussels Tank Museum

Tank Museum,
Jubelpark 3,

Tel: +32 2 737 79 47

The tanks and armoured vehicles collection is property of the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces. Within the RMAF the section ground forces is responsible for this impressive part of the museum with more than 360 vehicles. The Tank Museum and its volunteers aid the RMAF with the restoration and maintenance of these vehicles. They are stored in 3 different places: The Centre court of the museum, the Depot of Kapellen and the Depot of Vissenaken.

Canadian Allied Forces 1940-1945

Beckerweg 11,

Tel: +31(0)651 370717
Fax: +31(0)505 494197

Canadian Allied Forces is a foundation of WWII vehicles from bicycle to Sherman tanks and other militaria, weapons and clothing.

Cobbaton Combat Collection

EX37 9SD,

Tel: +44 (0)1769 540740
Fax: +44 (0)1769 540141

Opened in 1981, Preston Isaac’s collection now has over 60 British, Canadian and Warsaw Pact vehicles and artillery pieces, with thousands of smaller items on show. We can also sell you a button, or hire you a tank.

D-Day Paratroopers Historical Center

Carentan/Saint Come-du-Mont,
2, Village de l’Amont,

Tel: +33(0) 2 33 42 00 42

In the heart of the 101st Airborne battelfield the D-Day Paratroopers Historical Center offers a historical trail of the battelfield while Dead Man’s Corner Museum set up in the ancient CP of the German paratroopers offers a wide variety of authentic German and US paratrooper memorabilia

Dunsfold DLR

Alfold Rd,
GU8 4NP,

Tel: +44 (0)1483 200567
Fax: +44 (0)1483 200738

Home of the famous Dunsfold Collection, we are the number one source for spares and service for all types of Land Rover, military and civilian from prototypes to current models. Parts can be sent anywhere in the world.

Kent Battle of Britain Museum

Aerodrome Road,
Hawkinge, Folkestone,
CT18 7AG,

Tel: +44(0)1303 893140

The most important collection of Battle of Britain artefacts on show in the country. Aircraft - Vehicles - Weapons. Flying Equipment - Prints. Relics from over 600 crashed aircraft. Beverages and Snacks, Shop, Free Parking.

Mémorial Pégasus

Avenue du Major Howard,

Tel: +33 (0)231 78 19 44

The Mémorial Pegasus is dedicated to 6th British Airborne Division which landed on the eastern flank of the D-Day Beaches on 6th June 1944. Thousands of artefacts are presented, many donated to the museum by Veterans and their families. An archive film and guided visits help the visitor understand the momentous events of 1944. On display in the park of the museum, along with a full size copy of a Horsa Glider, is the original Pegasus Bridge, liberated by the airborne forces on D-Day.

Military Vehicle Technology Foundation

Portola Valley,

Founded by Jacques Littlefield, The Military Vehicle Technology Foundation oversees one of the largest and most significant collections of historical military vehicles in the world. Our goal is to acquire, restore, and interpret the historical significance of 20th and 21st century military vehicles. Domestic and foreign combat vehicles such as tanks, armored cars, self-propelled artillery, and other technically interesting mobile platforms are the focus of the collection. We also maintain an extensive technical library that describes many vehicles down to the part level. Aside from the vehicles, there are towed artillery, antitank, and antiaircraft guns. Military support equipment, inert ordnance, and accessories round out the collection.

Musee La Percee Du Bocage

5 rue du 19 Mars 1962,
Saint Martin Des Besaces,

Tel: +33(0)2 31 67 52 78

Normandy's best kept secret!
This wonderful museum tells the story of Operation Bluecoat and in particular the bloody fighting around the village which led to the British 11th Armoured breakthrough across the "Bridge of Bulls".

Park of Military History Pivka

Kolodvorska cesta 51,

Tel: +386 (0)31 775 002

The Park of Military History is a new museum and tourist center that experienced an intensive development over the last couple of years. Various museum exhibits and diverse museum collections offer the visitors a unique insight into the national history as well as the world history.The main collection of the Park of Military History is a national tank-artillery collection that comprises tanks and cannons from the 2nd World War, from the period of the Cold War and from the Slovenian liberation war in 1991 as well as the vehicles from the Slovenian Army. The Park has also an aircraft collection; it consists of two fighter aircraft, the American turbojet fighter-bomber F-84 Thunderjet and the Romanian IAR-93 Vultur/Eagle.

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

1145 Kamerunga Road,

Tel: +617 4038 1665

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the southern hemisphere. We are dedicated to the collection, preservation, restoration and display of Armoured Vehicles and Artillery from the 1800's to the present day. Our collection includes armoured vehicles and artillery from both world wars with a particular focus on WWII. Some other attractions we offer are APC rides, a shooting gallery and retail shop.

The Cold War Collection

Normandy Business Park,
Cobbett Hill Road,
GU3 2AA,

Tel: +44(0)7973 149105
Mobile: +44(0)7973 149105
Fax: +44(0)1420 57030

Cold War Restorations is the result of building and repairing our own museum vehicles. We can repair and rebuild most military vehicles trailers and equipment. We have done restoration and repair work on All types of vehicles. Russian British, German, American etc etc...we have taken on full restoration's of Fodens Urals, CVRt and CVRw etc etc tracked wheeled what have you. We have full facilities and can accommodate any size vehicle

The Muckleburgh Collection

NR25 7EG,

Tel: +44(0)1263 588210

The Muckleburgh Collection, the UK's largest privately owned working Military Collection with 25 Tanks all in working order. Why not come and visit us by landing at our Airstrip, there's so much to see! Including tanks, armoured cars, bombs, artillery and missiles used by the allied armies during World War II.
It incorporates the Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry Museum of uniforms, weapons, photographs and documents, RAF Reconnaissance and Air Sea Rescue and Marine Craft. There are items of artillery used in the Falkland Islands and uniforms, weapons and other equipment recovered from coalition and Iraqi armies in the Gulf War. Some post-war aircraft on display with a unique collection of model ships. Tank demonstrations and Rides make it an exciting days visit.

The Second World War Experience Centre

5, Feast Field,
LS18 4TJ,

Tel: +44(0) 113 2584993

It is now a race against time before sadly memories of the Second World War will be lost forever. The centre's mission is to collect and encourage access to the surviving testimony of men and women who lived through the years of the Second World War and to ensure that different audiences share and learn from the personal recollections preserved in the collection.

The Tank Museum

BH20 6JG,

Tel: +44(0)1929 405096

Fresh from a £16m investment in new exhibitions & facilities, there’s never been a better time to marvel at the world’s broadest and best collection of tanks.
With almost 200 vehicles in 6 large halls, you will come face-to-face with tanks that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th century.
The Tank Story tells the story of the tank from its invention to the present day. A modern and state of the art exhibition in a new 50,000 sq ft display hall brings the story of the tank and its crew to life like never before. The Trench Experience allows you to walk in the footsteps of a World War One solider from the recruiting office to the front line. In the Discovery Centre you will see the full depth of our unique and historic collections.
See our website for more information on upcoming events and tank displays in our redeveloped arena.
The Tank Museum is open daily – 10.00 am to 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day 2010

Thorpe Camp Preservation Group

Tattershall Thorpe,
LN4 4PE,

Tel: +44(0)1673 849 393

A museum within the original camp buildings. Thorpe Camp was attached to the airfield at Woodhall Spa where 97, 617 (Dambusters), 619 & 627 Squadrons were based.


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