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Museum of Army Chaplaincy

The Royal Army Chaplain's Department (RAChD) was formed in 1796 to aid the recruitment of clergy serving with the Army. However, this isn't the beginning of the story as priests have served with the military for hundreds of years. This fascinating tale of holy men and women serving alongside soldiers on active service is brought to life at the Museum.

Museum of Army Chaplaincy, Amport, HampshireSituated in the beautiful village of Amport, not far from the historic town of Andover, is 'Amport House' - the current home of military chaplaincy. It is here that you will find the museum of the Royal Army Chaplain's Department.

Housed in a purpose-built conversion you will discover a unique collection dedicated to the work of Army Chaplains throughout history in peacetime, under fire and in captivity. There is also an opportunity to find out more about the four chaplains who have been awarded the Victoria Cross!

The collection is suitable for secondary school ages upwards; opening times are 09:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday. Visitors are strongly advised to make an appointment with the Curator in advance. Visitors who do not make a booking will be required to provide personal identification on arrival.

Research enquiries

The archive includes books, documents, letters, photographs and some war diaries. Please email the curator, Mr David Blake, for further details.

Admission is free.

Booking and general enquiries

Telephone: 01264 773144 x 4248

Email: DBlake.afcc@defenceacademy.mod.uk

Museum of Army Chaplaincy
Amport House
Amport
Hampshire SP11 8BG

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