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The Military Intelligence Museum

Building 200 | Chicksands, Shefford SG17 5PR, England
+44 1462 752024
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Absorbing insight into the spying game.

I spent an absorbing two hours, in a group of eight, learning intriguing details of the history of... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Robert B
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Bedford, United Kingdom
An Interesting Museum

The visit must be booked in advance and when booking one must provide certain personal information... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Venusbeachreturners
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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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!
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I spent an absorbing two hours, in a group of eight, learning intriguing details of the history of intelligence since the beginning of the twentieth century to the present delivered by two enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Whatever you think you already know you will be...More

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Harriet H, Public Relations Manager at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Robert, thank you for taking the time to review the museum! All feedback is greatly appreciated, and we do have a survey on SurveyMonkey if you wish to answer some more questions for us. Thank you!

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

The visit must be booked in advance and when booking one must provide certain personal information in order to gain security clearance, as the museum is inside a secure military establishment. On arrival, one has to report to the guardhouse and passes are issued. Your...More

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Harriet H, Public Relations Manager at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing the museum, and we greatly appreciate all feedback to help us improve your experience. If you wish to provide more feedback, then we have created a survey on SurveyMonkey. If you have time then it would be really helpful for the...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Submitted prior personal details prior to visit, as instructed. The simple entry procedure is standard for most military bases and ensures the safety of all concerned. We were escorted from the main gate and then given a good briefing into the role and scope of...More

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Harriet H, Public Relations Manager at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for providing a review of the museum! We greatly appreciate all feedback and if you don't mind providing more, then we have a survey on SurveyMonkey which is simple and easy to fill out. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had a very interesting tour of this museum. I had a tour through work and enjoyed it so much that I booked to take my family. Takes about 2 hours

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is an interesting but hard to access museum. You need to book in advance by email with passport or other details. On arrival you show your passport and are photographed as if you were going into a foreign country. As you are then accompanied...More

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Harriet H, Public Relations Manager at The Military Intelligence Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your museum review, all feedback is very important to staff here at the museum. Access issues are quite difficult for visitors, and we understand the problems that can be faced with signing in, but unfortunately we are hindered by the security of...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2015

Booking in advance is essential and following the instructions. Once there we were welcomed and enjoyed fascinating talks and tours of the museum. One can only feel humbled by the stories of the men and women involved in all aspect of keeping this country safe....More

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Reviewed 1 October 2015

The tour was done by Don & Mike. Don was a fellow US AF veteran, who did an amazing job taking me down memory lane. We talked for hours! Mike is a British forces (RAF) Veteran who gave a very detailed presentation. I was humbled...More

Thank William A
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

An window into the intruiging world of 'intelligence activities' and 'spies'! I first went in about the year 2000, before they re-vamped everything, and I must say I think it had more 'atmosphere' back then, although I also appreciated how well it's now laid out....More

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

This museum, tucked into an operating base of the MoD, is worth a visit if war time intelligence operations are of interest to you. Many exhibits and other memorabilia and tributes to the war time spying activities of some very brave people.

Thank Jin6x
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

If you are remotely interested in what military intelligence is, what this branch of the military is and what it gets up to, or possibly just want to find out more about photo interpretation then you should find the visit worthwhile. The first point to...More

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Tom H
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Response from Harriet H | Property representative |
Hi Tom, some of the activities are still classified due to data protection laws. If you wish to book a visit to the museum or visit the Archives to learn more about the base when it was under American authority, then email... More
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