The museum is housed within the old stable block of Southwick House. It traces the history of Britain’s Military Police from its origins to current operations in support of the United Nations(UN) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO. Artefacts range from Napoleonic medals to an illicit still from a Displaced Persons (DP)Camp in Hamburg. Special displays include Close Protection (CP),the role of the Special Investigation Branch (SIB)and operations in both World Wars and from 1945 onwards. A library and limited research facilities are available by prior arrangement. The Museum is located within the Defence Police School, a working military establishment therefore all visits are by arrangement. Also on site is the D-Day Wall Map, used by the Allied Supreme Commander. This may be viewed by prior appointment.
Corps of Royal Military Police (RMP), Gurkha Military Police (GMP), Corps of Military Police (CMP)and Corps of Military Police (India)(CMP (I)), Military Foot Police(MFP),Military Mounted Police(MMP),Mounted Staff Corps (MSC), Staff Corps of Cavalry (SCC)and Provost Marshals.
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Travelling East along the M27 leave the motorway at Junction 12 signposted Cosham. With the Marriott Hotel on your left, proceed straight ahead at the traffic lights. Continue along this road for 1 mile, passing a smaller set of traffic lights, until you reach a large roundabout. At the roundabout take the first exit, and after 330metres, turn left at the traffic lights up the hill passing the Queen Alexandra Hospital on the left. Continue to the top of the hill and take the second exit at the roundabout onto the B2177. Proceed down the hill for 1 mile and take the third exit at the roundabout towards Southwick Village. After 400metres, bear right up a long drive towards Southwick Park.
From London: the A3(M) from London merges with the A27 8 miles south of Petersfield. Proceed along the A27 westbound for 3 miles, taking the exit signposted to Hilsea and Cosham. At the roundabout take the third exit signposted Cosham along a dual carriageway for 1 mile. Proceed straight over a small roundabout, and then at the next large roundabout take the second exit. After 330 yards turn left at the traffic lights up the hill passing the Queen Alexandra Hospital on the left. Continue to the top of the hill and take the second exit at the roundabout onto the B2177. Proceed down the hill for 1 mile and take the third exit at the roundabout towards Southwick Village. After 400 yards, bear right up a long drive towards Southwick Park.
Car parking space is limited.
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