The Royal Military Police Museum


The Royal Military Police Museum moved from Chichester to Southwick Park in 2007. On 7th June that year Her Majesty the Queen, Colonel in Chief of the RMP, officially opened the museum. The museum traces the story of the Military Police with each room covering a different time period. Explore the changing face of the RMP from its origins on horseback to today’s motorcyclists, crime scene investigators and computer experts.

The museum is housed within the old stable block of Southwick House. The house itself
was commandeered by the Military for use during the planning for D-Day, and is where the famous D-Day wall map used in June 1944 to plot the course of Operation Overlord can still be seen.


Wherever the British Army serves, the Royal Military Police are sure to be nearby. The task of maintaining order and discipline in the forces has been the duty of the Provost since the Middle Ages. From Wellington’s Redcoats, who were more scared of their Officers and of flogging than they were of the enemy, to today’s troops serving in Afghanistan, the Military Police have always had a presence on the battlefield far greater than their respective small numbers.

Charles I Articles of War 1629

The Provost . . . is but one man and must correct many and therefore he cannot be beloved.


  • The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible
  • Toilet with wheelchair access and baby changing facilities
  • Disability access and parking
  • Guided tours
  • Interactive activity area for life-long learning
  • Educational and National Curriculum based tours
  • Shop
  • The museum is within easy reach of Southwick village which boasts 2 pubs serving great food
  • The RMP Museum is part of a network of museums on site, including the D-Day map room, the Royal Navy Police Museum and the Royal Air Force Police Museum

The Redcap Museum

  • Museum Tour
  • Museum Talk
  • A Happy Visitor!
  • Museum Overview
  • Museum Vehicles

Arrange a Visit

The Museum is open Mon - Fri 10am to 4 pm, visits are by appointment only.

To arrange your visit contact the Museum Curator:

Tel: 02392 284 372

Fax: 02392 284 256

Email: email museum