Category: Museums

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Museum – Le Musée de la Grande Guerre

Keith Robinson reports from France where he has been inspecting an architecturally fascinating WWI museum. North on the heights above the town of Meaux, a great slab of glass and concrete has recently appeared. This is France’s Museum of the Great War. Cantilevered out of the hillside it provides a covered area for community events […]

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MUSEUM REVIEW – Aldershot Military Museum

Keith Robinson explores the military museum at the heart of the British Army’s Aldershot home. In a small corner of the great military complex that is North Camp, along the grand road that is Queens Avenue, lies the Aldershot Military Museum. This is a smallish local museum which, under the auspices of Hampshire County Council, […]

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Museum of Army Flying

Keith Robinson finds much to see at a splendid museum of military aviation on windswept Salisbury Plain. Located in Hampshire, south-west of Andover and within sight of Danebury Iron Age Hillfort, the Museum of Army Flying lies within the grounds of the Army Air Corps airfield at Middle Wallop, one of the most important RAF […]

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MUSEUM REVIEW – The Royal Marines Museum

Keith Robinson has just returned from a visit to another splendid military museum on the South Coast. The entrance to the car park for the Royal Marines Museum in Eastney, Portsmouth, is signalled by the large statue called the Yomper. It was officially unveiled by Margaret Thatcher to commemorate ‘all the Royal Marines and those […]

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Museum of Naval Firepower

Military History Monthly’s roving museum explorer Keith Robinson visits a storehouse of naval ‘big bangs’. A lesser known museum on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour is well worth a visit. As with the Royal Navy Submarine Museum nearby, the most fun way to get there is by using the Portsmouth Harbour waterbus service, which runs from April through September. This connects both museums […]

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Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Surrey

Roving reporter Keith Robinson has discovered a splendid little museum hidden away in the Army’s traditional west Surrey home. The Royal Logistic Corps is a new formation, and its museum is housed appropriately in a new building on the campus of Princess Royal Barracks, close to Camberley and Aldershot, the Army’s traditional home in leafy […]

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The National Submarine Museum, Gosport

This month, Keith Robinson  finds a fitting memorial to the brave submariners of two world wars. Taking the Portsmouth Harbour waterbus is a suitably maritime way of getting to the National Submarine Museum at Gosport. Crossing the waters of one of the Royal Navy’s great homes sets the scene for landing directly on the quay […]

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The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum

This month Keith Robinson has found a sprawling ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of an aviation museum behind a Norfolk pub. Near Bungay, close to the Norfolk border with Suffolk, you might come across the village of Flixton. If it’s Sunday around midday, you might even fancy stopping off for lunch at The Buck. The real treat, though, whatever […]

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