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Armourgeddon Military Museum

England - Leicestershire

United Kingdom

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Taking the kids out for the day to Armourgeddon Military Museum in England

CONTACT INFO

01858 880239
julia.trapp@armourgeddon.co.uk
Southfields Farm
Husbands Bosworth
Leicestershire
England
LE17 6NW
United Kingdom

ON PEAK WORKING HOURS

START END
Sunday 09:00 - 17:30
Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30

DESCRIPTION

Our museum comprises of a number of weatherproof hangers jam-packed full of military vehicles, guns, cannons and military paraphernalia, a variety of pieces telling of the human side of WWII and a few exhibits from WWI too.

The museum includes a number of tanks used in War-based movies: 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 have a Sherman tank- perhaps the most sought after tank of the period, a Centurion and a Chieftan tank to name but a few.

The museum offers quite a selection of guns to view; hand held rifles in our interactive exhibition and other artillery guns, self-propelled, several which sit on the top and back of flat bed trucks, tanks and other military vehicles. The collection includes the Krupp 105mm Howitzer, a 50mm Pak 38 and a Flak 38.

With news reel videos, working field telephones and Morse Code machines to try, 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 Café De Normandie is a street scene café within the museum, with a number of military vehicles parked up along the roadside setting. There is also an Anderson Shelter in this area, as used by families across the UK for protection from bombing during WWII.

DIRECTIONS

Armourgeddon is located at Southfields Farm, Husbands Bosworth, Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 6NW. We are situated on the A5199, 1mile north of Husbands Bosworth. Heading from Husbands Bosworth, take the A5199 and follow the brown road signs with the tank on! We are on the right just after the big white farmhouse. Using a Sat Nav? The postcode is LE17 6NW Or the grid reference is 465,000/285,000
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