Museum of Army Chaplaincy

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Location
51°11'43"N
001°34'36"W
Country
 United Kingdom
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  • Museums
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The Royal Army Chaplains' Museum (formerly the Museum of Army Chaplaincy) tells the story of British Army chaplaincy from earliest times to the present day, with the help of archive material and historical relics from several centuries. Its collection is dedicated to the work of Army Chaplains throughout history in peacetime, under fire, and in captivity. The museum archives also hold material relating to the department and its history, including information on the four chaplains who have been awarded the Victoria Cross. There is a linked charity, The Museum Of The Royal Army Chaplains' Department, which was first registered in 1979.The museum was housed in Bagshot Park, Surrey, until 2001 when it was rehoused in a converted stable block at Amport House in Hampshire which was the home of the Royal Army Chaplains' Department within the Tri-Service Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre. It closed to visitors in November 2019 and will reopen in 2022 at a new building at the Defence Academy site at Shrivenham, near Swindon.The curator of the museum is David Blake, formerly of the Cheshire Military Museum.
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