Welcome to Aldershot Military Museum & Rushmoor Local History Gallery housed in the only surviving brick-built barrack blocks left in Aldershot. Built in 1894, these bungalow-type buildings once covered the whole of North Camp. Today they tell the story of daily life for both soldier and civilian since 1854, as Aldershot and Farnborough grew up around the military camp. Why was Aldershot selected to become the home of the British Army? What was life like for the soldiers and their families? Who were the soldiers and units passing through the camp? How did they interact with the local community? From the horse to a 60 ton Chieftain Tank - a brief look. What was it like to live in Aldershot, Farnborough & Cove before the arrival of the Army? What was the impact of the Army on these small rural communities?
Handling sessions with selected museum collections. Activity area available for school groups. The local and military collections displayed in the museum cover many different period. A visit to the museum provides opportunities for schools in many National Curriculum topics.
Regular special events are held throughout the year.
You are welcome to consult a wide range of publications, documents, maps, photographs and videos relating to the local and military history of Aldershot and Farnborough. An appointment may be necessary, so please check in advance.