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The Museum of Military Medicine, formerly the Army Medical Services Museum (AMS Museum), is located in Keogh Barracks, on Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett, Surrey, England.

Army Medical Services Museum
Entrance to Keogh Barracks and Army Medical Services Museum - geograph.org.uk - 4080606.jpg
Entrance to Keogh Barracks and Army Medical Services Museum
Army Medical Services Museum is located in Surrey
Army Medical Services Museum
Shown in Surrey
Established1982
LocationKeogh Barracks, Mytchett, Surrey
Coordinates51°16′52″N 0°42′47″W / 51.281°N 0.713°W / 51.281; -0.713Coordinates: 51°16′52″N 0°42′47″W / 51.281°N 0.713°W / 51.281; -0.713
TypeRegimental museum
Websitewww.ams-museum.org.uk

HistoryEdit

 
First World War casualty in a diorama at the Museum

The museum moved into its present building in 1982. The museum presently houses the collections of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) and Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) the Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC) and the Royal Army Dental Corps (RADC).[1]

The collections on display include uniforms and insignia, medical, dental and veterinary equipment, ambulances, an ambulance train ward coach and a large medal collection including 23 of the 29 Victoria Crosses awarded to the Army Medical Services. The collection also includes Florence Nightingale's carriage that she used in the Crimea, adapted for carrying stretchers. The museum includes a shop.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Museum of Military Medicine". ARCHON Directory. UK: The National Archives. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Army Medical Services Museum Shop". UK: Army Medical Services Museum. Retrieved 31 December 2013.

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