The Military Intelligence Museum - Sharing the secret

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The Military Intelligence Museum
Building 200
SG17 5PR (Sat Nav Post Code SG17 5QB)

01462 752896 / 01462 752024
Bill Steadman
Asst. Curator
Harriet Huggins
Joyce Hutton

Opening Times

Monday :
Closed all day
Tuesday :
10.30 am to last admission 2.00 pm
Wednesday :
10.30 am to last admission 2.00 pm
Thursday :
10.30 am to last admission 2.00 pm
Friday :
10.30 am to last admission 2.00 pm
Saturday :
Sunday :

All very welcome but please note that the Museum is located inside a gated military camp and all visits are therefore by prior appointment only.

Arranging Your Visit

Visitors are very welcome. However, because the museum is located on a working military unit, all visits are by appointment only. Once a visit is arranged, visitors are required to bring a valid passport or current UK driving licence with them and 'book in' at the guardroom from where they will be escorted to the museum.

There are two steps to the front door, but if required, there is a ramp at the side of the building suitable for wheelchair access. There are soft chairs in every room so that visitors can sit and relax whilst listening to a tour guide or just contemplating a display.

Please allow two hours for your visit. It is not a large museum, but there are a lot of things to see. There are limited attractions for younger children, but we do have a quiz sheet and a 'find the Bear' game to amuse them if you do have smaller children in your group. The museum is probably not suitable for children under ten.

Booking Your Visit

Please contact the Museum on 01462 752896 or by email with the following information to arrange your visit.

  • Full name of each visitor
  • Date of visit
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Vehicle Make
  • Vehicle Model
  • Vehicle Colour
  • Valid passport number or driving licence number

IMPORTANT: Remember to bring Photo ID (Passport or Driving License). If you don't have a passport or UK driving lincence, please email us or speak to a member of the museum staff about alternative forms of identification.

Group Visits

We are happy to take bookings for parties of one to 30. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call and speak to us.

Location and Directions

Off A600 between Bedford and Shefford, sign- posted "Chicksands". If using Sat Nav, use the postcode SG17 5QB for the main gate.

Click here for Google Map directions.


We welcome all feedback for the museum and its staff, and we appreciate any comments.

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