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Intelligence Corps Museum

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Address: Chicksands, Shefford SG17 5PR, England
Phone Number: 01462 752896
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If you are interested in military history this museum is a must. Unlike many museums this one deals with covert military operations right up to the present day. The exhibits are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Amman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are interested in military history this museum is a must. Unlike many museums this one deals with covert military operations right up to the present day. The exhibits are well displayed and contain many interesting surprises. The staff are very willing to explain things and have stories to share.The museum is on a military base so you need... More 

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Uffington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This fascinating museum is on an active base so you will need to pre-book, take photo ID and be prepared for the security and the guard room. IT IS WORTH IT. A fascinating history of our ‘sneaky beaky’ past antics; with some interesting tales to go with them. This small but incredibly interesting museum offers an insight into some interesting... More 

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Thank Liz W
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Despite living less than 1 mile away I never knew this museum existed. A fascinating insight into what goes on and has gone on behind the scenes. Was then end of 2014 when I visited (but that wasn't a pick list option)

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Thank markiesla
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

The museum is on an operational Ministry of Defense base, so you cannot just turn up but must make an appointment pick a visit time and supply some personal information e.g. passport number and so on. It is easy enough and the staff are most helpful. On arrival, you have to give up your document and get a pass from... More 

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Thank David F
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

This museum is located on a secure military camp and can only be visited by prior arrangement or on open days. If you do make it on camp, it's worth visiting or having a tour of Chicksands Priory. The Int Corps museum has been revamped. It is now larger and higher tech. Touch screens and Bond-like glass monitors tell the... More 

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Thank YorkHiker
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Bletchley Park takes all the credit however there are two other secret places you need to visit to break the codes. Intelligence Corp Museum and Chicksands Priory, both within walking distance. Chicksands Priory is open from March to November on Sundays only by appointment. Both these fascinating attractions are on MOD property and remain Hush Hush

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Really enjoyed this as it had relevance to us both having lived in places discussed by the guides. You need to book in advance because of security clearance.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We were part of a visiting party to the site, which included a tour around the Museum. We were given a fascinating insight into the intelligence 'world' and our host was very knowledgeable and helpful. The Museum display consists of many exhibits, which were thoughtfully presented.

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5 Thank KenJeffs
Deganwy, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Difficult to arrange a visit, The show while well-intentioned has not the breadth or historical depth which you would expect.

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