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Armourgeddon Museum gets an upgrade

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Posted: 16/12/2015 11:48
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The Armourgeddon Museum is undergoing a face-lift during the coming months as we develop new attractions, re-organise the exhibits and create a space for post-WWII artefacts. 

Whilst we are out of the open season for tank driving, it is time not only to service the fleet, but also to work on the museum we have here on site at Armourgeddon.

Our museum comprises of a number of weatherproof hangers jam-packed full of military vehicles, guns, cannons and military paraphernalia. The ‘Inner Sanctum’ has a variety of pieces- often donated by visitors, which tell of the human side of WWII and a few pieces from WWI too.

This winter, we are expanding the space and creating a new area of post-war items, as well as creating some new interactive activities.

The museum includes a number of tanks used in War-based movies of the last 20 years: Saving Private Ryan, Evita, Fury and many more. There is also a Bell 47 helicopter, the model of helicopter leading to the name ‘Chopper’ from the sound made by the rotor blades as they span around. We also have a Sherman tank- perhaps the most sought after tank of the period, a Centurion and a Chieftan tank to name but a few.

We buy, restore and sell vintage armour and military vehicles of all designs, commissioned from WWII to the present day. Our highly trained team of restorers is made up of experienced panel beaters, paint specialists and mechanics; but most importantly, they are Military enthusiasts meaning that all of our projects are restored sympathetically.

Once restored, our tanks are either sold via our sister company, Armourgeddon Restoration, or head for display within the museum. The collection now numbers over 60 vehicles.

The new exhibits we are working towards are an Anderson Shelter, trenches and an underground tunnel. The idea for these new interactive exhibits is that we will show our visitors a taste of what life was really like during the years of war for those on the front line: where they would live, sleep and eat. Big ideas that we will keep you up to date with the progress of!

The hope for our Museum is that it will inspire visitors to understand a little more of life for those who died to provide us the freedom that we take for granted today. We also hope that we are a bit more exciting than a history textbook for those studying WWII for their school exams or simply to expand their knowledge.

With news reel videos, working field telephones and Morse Code machines to play with as well as an AK47 and a rifle to pick up and hold, the museum at Armourgeddon is one of the best interactive exhibits in the UK.

The Armourgeddon museum is open year-round, but out of the tank season (May to October), it is always best to call ahead so we know to expect you and can inform you of any group bookings we may have on site when you wish to visit. Planning your visit on days when we have tanks running will allow you a further insight into these magnificent machines able to conquer the ground whatever it may be like.

Do you have an idea for an interactive exhibit you would like to see here at the Armourgeddon museum? If so, we would love to hear from you. Post your ideas to our Facebook page: Facebook. We would love to hear you ideas.

Have you visited our museum in the past? You can let us know your comments here on our blog or post a report to Trip Advisor; Trip Advisor



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