Army Medical Services Museum, Mytchett, Surrey GU16 6DD
PUBLISHED: 09:18 22 April 2011 | UPDATED: 17:06 20 February 2013
The Army Medical Services Museum in Mytchett tells the tale of army medicine and healthcare, human and animal, from the English Civil War to the present day
Originally published in Surrey Life magazine April 2010
Army Medical Services Museum
Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett GU16 6DD: 01252 868820
Open: Monday to Friday, 10am-3.30pm
Director: Pete Starling
What is the museum best-known for?
The museum tells the tale of army medicine and healthcare, human and animal, from the English Civil War to thepresent day.
Tell us your favourite local history story...
After parachuting into Scotland, some say in an attempt to negotiate peace, Hitlers deputy Rudolf Hess was imprisoned at Mytchett House for just over a year during World War II.
Which is your favourite item in the collection?
A cloth belt embroidered by a female nurse, who was captured by the Japanese in World War II. It has signatures and pictures of the people who helped her in the camps. It shows another side of war and how women used their skills to record life in the camps as a way of keeping their morale up.
and the strangest?
A piece of skin that was taken from a deserter, marked with a letter this was done to signify his desertion.