The Military Intelligence Museum

The Military Intelligence Museum, Shefford

The Military Intelligence Museum

The Military Intelligence Museum
4.5
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
About
Our museum wants to share the secret of military intelligence from the Boer War to the present day! Learn about espionage and secrets, and see how they played a major part in some of the biggest wars in history! As we are on an active military base, all visits need to be booked in advance and we require at least a week's notice before the visit.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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WinterOwl
Denton, TX66 contributions
I served there 1969-71
Jun 2019
I spent two years at RAF Chicksands, running PCRS Chicksands Comm. Center. I would love to come back or share stories of the operation.
Written May 29, 2020
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HJPinBeds
Colwyn Bay, UK517 contributions
quite an eye-opener
Oct 2019
we were in a party of Rotary members, exploring local places of interest. The visit was in 2 parts, one of the general work of intelligence services and the other on specialised intelligence photography.
Each was good, though we found the general collection more absorbing. It was a revelation to know that the "West" was "allowed" to visit the Russian sector of Germany during the Cold war, as part of a reciprocal agreement, even if they were sometimes made less than welcome. I suppose it made for less suspicion of what the other side could be up to.
Entrance is free, but it is convention to make a donation, which can be tax-effective.
Written October 31, 2019
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Pixxxx
Sleepy Morden5 contributions
Knowledgable staff
Jul 2019 • Family
An excellent museum with knowledgeable staff. There is so much to this museum that I shall have to return. The guided tour was great. A very knowledgable guide (Mike) took us through the main highlights of the museum and many interesting tales. Leave yourself sufficient time to view this museum! There is a great deal of history to look at and learn from.
Written July 30, 2019
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Thank you for your kind response! We hope to see you again some day soon.
Written October 30, 2019
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Amy2860
Shefford, UK6 contributions
Interesting fun
Jul 2019 • Family
My son absolutely loved it here. Hes into his military and war stuff. We come here once in a while and its great!
Written July 20, 2019
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Hi Amy, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again!
Written October 30, 2019
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S1228WQdavidm
London, UK131 contributions
Secret War
Jun 2019 • Solo
This was the first visit on our two day package tour on this theme. We were welcombed by the curator and then shown round by two volunteers The visit was interesting and I learnt a number of things I hadn't previously known. I appreciated seats being provided at points during the tour so I didn't have to stand all the time.
Written June 25, 2019
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Thank you for your positive review of our museum, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again!
Written June 27, 2019
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Gary W
2 contributions
Excellent Museum
Jun 2019 • Solo
Went there on the 14th June and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As others have said you have to book in advance and sign in as it's a working Army base. Then one of the guides comes and collects you and if you're lucky like me you have the whole place to yourself! There's lots of interesting exhibits and I particularly enjoyed the SOE exhibition as it's a subject I'm extremely interested in. The guides are absolutely superb and there's nothing about Army intelligence they don't know about. I really can't recommend it highly enough and congratulate all those involved for their hard work and dedication. A hidden gem of a museum for sure!
Written June 21, 2019
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Dear Gary, thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us, it's greatly appreciated!
Written October 30, 2019
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49Pete
Gloucester, UK14 contributions
Superb museum
May 2019 • Solo
A superb museum, with an amazing selection of unique intelligence related artefacts that you won’t see anywhere else, all very nicely displayed, as well as the complementary Medmenham photo interpretation collection. The tour, with an enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable guide, was excellent and very informative on both the history and background of intelligence gathering and the personal stories of some very brave people involved in intelligence work. The two hour tour simply flew by, and could easily have spent much longer afterwards studying many of the exhibits in more detail.

While you have to book a visit in advance, that’s not difficult, and it’s very well worth it, and for an real insight into these behind the scenes military activities it’s a must.

Use the SatNav postcode for the main gate as given on the museum website, and it’s easy to find.

Very highly recommended.
Written May 19, 2019
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Hi Pete, Thank you so much for your lovely review, and we are so glad you had a wonderful visit. You are more than welcome to come back again to catch up on what you missed! Thanks again! Harriet
Written May 21, 2019
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Ken A
Reading, UK81 contributions
Very Highly Recommended
May 2019
Absolutely fantastic place, staff amazing in their knowledge, remember you do have to book in advance.
Written May 3, 2019
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wingate
London, UK2,306 contributions
One of the best military museums I have visited
Nov 2018 • Solo
The museum is not large but it is well laid out.There is a tour guide who takes you around the exhibits in an engrossing 2 hours. You have to prebiotic your visit and bring I'd such as a passport with you.A morning very well spent.
Written November 7, 2018
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Hello, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and thank you for providing a lovely review for us!
Written November 9, 2018
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claire h
Wrexham, UK30 contributions
Well worth a visit
Nov 2018 • Family
We enjoyed a really informative and interesting visit to the museum yesterday. There were six of us in total, four adults and two children. Each one of us found the exhibits and information fascinating and learned something new. Our two hour guided tour provided additional information to compliment the exhibits and to bring the stories to life. Would definitely recommend a visit as the museum provides a insight into military intelligence and the amazing work carried out by our armed forces. Many Thanks to our excellent guide
Written November 1, 2018
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Hi Claire, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum! Thank you for providing us with such a lovely review, we hope you have an opportunity to come back in future!
Written November 9, 2018
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