Royal Army Physical Training Corps Museum
The Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC) Museum tells the story of the birth and development of Army physical training from 1860 to the present day. The collection is packed with RAPTC uniforms, medals and training and sports equipment which show how Army training has progressed from the early days of basic exercise to modern ideas of fitness.
Static and digital displays explain how the Corps uses physical and Adventurous Training to prepare the Army to meet any challenge whilst Exercise Rehabilitation Instructors use exercise therapy to help injured soldiers recover their fitness. You can discover the stories of the soldier sportsmen who have combined their Army duties with competing at the highest international levels and see a selection of the kit and trophies from their greatest triumphs. Pride of place in the Museum is the Olympic torch used for the pre-Games relay at London 2012.
There are also a range of activities for children including quizzes, trails and dressing-up activities. The Museum stands within the inspiring environment of the modern-day Army School of Physical Training, where during your visit you might be lucky enough to see soldiers crossing the assault course as they learn to become Physical Training Instructors.
Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm. Closed Christmas, Easter and bank holidays. Please bring photo ID for entrance due to the location.