Military Museums and Collections — UK
The Channel Island Military Museum
The Channel Islands Military Museum is housed in a former 10.5cm gun bunker which once formed part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences along the coastline of St Ouen’s Bay, Jersey. The collection contains a lifetime’s work of collecting German Occupation items and related militaria. The collection allows visitors the opportunity artefacts both military and civilian that help tell the story of the five long years of German occupation.
07797 732072 Damian Horn Website
Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger
Fly a Spitfire from Biggin Hill and re-live the emotion of RAF pilots as they carried out their missions in WWII. Take the controls of our veteran two-seater Spitfires, hear the sound of the Rolls-Royce Merlin and enjoy the experience of a lifetime. Fly over locations including The Weald of Kent, Leeds Castle, Beachy Head and White Cliffs of Dover. We are a working hangar, all visits and tours must be booked in advance.
01959 576767 Darren Day Website
Armourgeddon Military Museum
At Armourgeddon Military Museum, you will find a wide variety of military exhibits including; tanks & artillery, rifles, interactive displays, WWII scenes, a large number of military vehicles to view and one that you can even climb inside, as well as a Normandy Café serving light refreshments.
01858 880239 Armourgeddon Military Museum Web Site
Castletown D-Day Centre
Castletown D-Day Centre is an authentic recreation of the busy wartime dockyard on the Isle of Portland, from which in 1944, thousands of American troops of the 5th US Corps and the US 1st infantry, embarked, bound for the heavily defended beaches of Nazi occupied France. Castletown D-Day Centre offers a unique chance to remember the important role played by the port of Portland during the Allied invasion of northern France and the great bravery of the thousands of American, British and allied troops that departed that day, so many of whom would lose their lives protecting our freedom.
01305 443444 Chris Webb Website
Cobbaton Combat Collection
Eden Camp Modern History Museum
Step back in time to an original prisoner of war camp and experience the sights, sounds and smells of WW2 and beyond! Eden Camp Modern History Museum is a vast site full of history; we bring to life the tales of the past through first-hand memories and living history re-enactments. Get involved as a volunteer with Eden Camp Heritage Restorations, preserving our heritage from WW2 to modern day.
Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT
01653 697777 Eden Camp Website
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
At Hack Green you will be transported into the chilling world of the Cold War. Re-built in the 1980’s at a cost of over £32 million, it was transformed into the blast-proof headquarters you can explore today. Previously classified, you can see the government’s preparations for nuclear war and step into the lives of those who worked here. See the Minister of State’s office, life support, communication centre, decontamination facilities, telephone exchange and much more. Hack Green is the home to the largest public display of nuclear weapons in Europe.
07702 314814 Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker Website
Imperial War Museum London
IWM London tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war from WW1 to conflicts today. Find out more about fighting on the front line and life at home 100 years ago in our First World War Galleries. Explore key moments of the Second World War in Turning Points 1934–1945 and discover some of the more unexpected objects from our collections in Curiosities of War. Visit our award-winning exhibition on The Holocaust and explore stories of bravery in The Lord Ashcroft Gallery.
0207 416 5000 Imperial War Museum Website
IWM Duxford played a central role in some of the most dramatic days in 20th century history - serving as a base for many of the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots during the Second World War. Inside every hangar and exhibition - and outside them too - there are hundreds of military aircraft, vehicles, boats and more. Walk around them, inside them, above and below them and get the chance to see aircraft take off from our historic runway.
0207 0913067 IWM Duxford Website
Kent Battle of Britain Museum
On the historic former RAF Hawkinge near Folkestone, the museum holds the most important collection of Battle of Britain artefacts on show in the country. Aircraft, vehicles, weapons. Flying equipment, prints and relics from over 700 British and German crashed aircraft. Beverages and snacks, shop, free parking.
01303 893140 Kent Battle of Britain Museum Website
Muckleburgh Military Collection
The Muckleburgh Military Collection is the UK's largest privately owned working military collection with 25 tanks all in working order. At Weybourne Camp in Norfolk, we display 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.
01263 588210 Muckleburgh Military Collection Website
Norfolk Tank Museum
The Norfolk Tank Museum is an independent museum housing a collection of military vehicles, weapons and militaria including Deborah II, the replica Mk IV Tank as seen on Channel 4's documentary - Guy Martin's WWI Tank. We are a hands on museum, were you can climb inside and experience the confirmed space and atmosphere of the crew turret.
01508 532650 Norfolk Tank Museum Website
The D-Day Story
How do you get an army across the English Channel and into France when your enemy is well armed, well trained and expecting you? Find out how at the D-Day Story, Portsmouth Told through the personal accounts of people who were there and brought to life through stunning audio-visual presentations alongside iconic objects from the museum’s collection; this is the story of D-Day.
023 9288 2555 The D-Day Story Website
The Tank Museum
The Tank Museum holds the finest and most historically significant collection of fighting armour in the world. Unrivalled in scope and depth, we care for 300 vehicles from 26 nations. These range from `Little Willie`, the world’s first tank, through to the British Army’s current Main Battle Tank, Challenger 2.
01929 405096 The Tank Museum Website