The objects of the VMGCRA are to educate the wider public in the use of the Vickers MG.  As part of this, the collection and archive are available for viewing by appointment.

As can be seen from the photos below, the collection is extensive and does cover the use of the Vickers MG in considerable depth, rather than the breadth of a ‘normal’ weapons collection of museum.

It is possible to handle and photograph items from the collection, within some constraints for security and safety, and the collection can accommodate individuals through to groups of up to 12 people.


A routine visit is likely to last about two hours but can be expanded if necessary.  It can also incorporate a presentation on the growth of the collection and the development and use of the machine gun and machine gunnery as a tactic.  This can be adapted depending on any specific period or use of interest.

The collection is located near Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.  The address and directions will be provided as required.

To arrange a visit, preferably in an evening or at weekends, then please use the form below or contact me.

Donations are appreciated when visiting the collection, to help cover the costs of keeping it displayed in this way.  Previous groups have provided a minimum of £5 per attendee.