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The Military Intelligence Museum at Chicksands consists of:

  • The Intelligence Corps museum
  • The Medmenham Collection of air photography
  • The USAF at Chicksands
  • Y service rooms

The Intelligence Corps was formed on 19 July 1940 but its antecedents stretch back to 16th century. The museum was set up in 1971 in Ashford, Kent and relocated along with the Intelligence Corps in 1997 to its present site. There are exciting plans for a redevelopment of the diplays but we will remain open to the public throughout the project.


  • A celebration of the lives of some fascinating individuals
  • Intelligence in the Cold War
  • The World War 2 story of ENIGMA
  • Practical activities relating to Photographic Interpretation
  • The drama of SOE Operations
  • Radio equipment relating to Y Service signals intelligence
  • US Air Force at Chicksands memorabilia from the post war years
  • Friends of the Intelligence Corps Museum

Friends of the Museum

The Friends of the Museum was set up as a charitable trust in 2011 specifically to encourage regular support of the Intelligence Corps Museum. You are welcome to join as an annual or life member. For further information visit our website www.intelligencemuseum.org/.


Opening times and enquiries

The Museum welcomes the public and groups by appointment. Entrance is free but a donation is very welcome. Research enquiries are also answered.



The Military Intelligence Museum
Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5PR



The Museum building is within the tri-service base at Chicksands, near Shefford, in Bedfordshire.

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