A NEW military museum is opening next month near Winchester.

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum will be at the Worthy Down base and opens to the public on Tuesday May 18.

Visitors to Hampshire’s newest visitor attraction, will be taken on a journey that explores how the British Army was moved, equipped and supplied during its campaigns from the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 to Afghanistan this century.

The new state-of-the-art museum at the Defence College of Logistics Policing and Administration is home to a large collection of vehicles, uniforms, equipment and artefacts. It has moved from the Deepcut barracks in Surrey as part of the rebuilding of the Worthy Down base over recent years.

The museum offers free admission, guided tours, a research room and library, a brand new museum shop, on-site café and plenty of free parking.

Exhibits include the Rolls-Royce that Field Marshall Montgomery was driven in when he landed in France shortly after D-Day, Napoleon’s field bakery captured at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, a large collection of horse-drawn and motorised military logistics vehicles - including a WW1 horse ambulance - bomb disposal vehicles and equipment, weapons and an extensive world-class medal collection, which features several Victoria Crosses and medals won at the Battle of Waterloo.

Opening times:From May 18, the museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 9.30an to

4pm. Due to Covid restrictions visitors must pre-book their visit time by calling: 01962 887793. Until restrictions are totally eased the museum will only accept parties of up to six people, 15 minutes apart.

The Royal Logistic Corps was formed in 1993 by the amalgamation of the Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Army Catering Corps, Royal Pioneer Corps and the Postal and Courier Branch of the Royal Engineers.

Museum website: https://www.royallogisticcorps.co.uk/museum.

Winchester is home to several military museums, located at Peninsula Barracks, including for the Royal Hampshires, the Gurkhas, Royal Green Jackets and Rifles, Adjutant General's Corps and King's Royal Hussars. There is also the Army Air Corps Museum at Middle Wallop.