WELCOME TO OUR COLLECTION.
IT IS OPEN TO VISITORS, BUT BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF A HIGH SECURITY NAVAL
ESTABLISHMENT, CERTAIN CONDITIONS APPLY.
These are as follows.
SECURITY IN HMS COLLINGWOOD IS VERY HIGH!
Make telephone contact with me or write to me seeking an appointment to view.
a. My home telephone number is 01329 843929
b. The CHC telephone number is 01329 332535 Mondays only 1000 to 1500
c. The CHC address is:-
Lt Cdr C.J.C. Kidd RN Rtd
Curator Collingwood Historic Collection
d. State the size of your group. There is no minimum but a group of twenty is
the maximum number we can accommodate. We very much regret that we have few
facilities at the CHC, and no facilities for the disabled.
e. Please supply the vehicle registration of all vehicles requiring access. If
a previously nominated vehicle is unserviceable/unavailable on the day of the
visit, please remember to 'phone in an alternative registration. THIS IS
IMPORTANT FOR SECURITY REASONS.
f. Any support for the visit [food etc] will be discussed in the initial stages
of the contact.
a. If contacted by telephone, most of your questions will be answered during our
b. If contacted by letter,, I will respond as soon as I can to send you all
necessary details. Please be aware that I am often absent from the CHC.
a. Security is High in HMS Collingwood.
b. On arrival at the main gates you will be directed to a wait area, from where
you will be collected and escorted to the CHC.
c. You will be escorted to different parts of the establishment relevant to the
nature of your visit.
d. It is always helpful if you have some form of photographic ID, although this
is not a prerequisite.
e. Please obey all speed limits in the Establishment which is normally 20 mph.
When you see marching sailors on the same road as you are on, stop your vehicle
until they have passed your stationary position.
f. Although a rare occurrence for CHC visitors, if you are given any
instructions or orders please obey them. If given, they will help rather than
hinder your visit.
a. As stated there is no charge to visit the CHC. However, cash donations [see
separate section for other donations] however small are always welcome, and are
used to purchase radar and communication equipment's relevant to/necessary to
b. Non cash donations are always welcome and, if having viewed our exhibits, you
can see a place for a piece of equipment you were about to throw away, then
consider our Collection first. Thank you. We will either display it, or if a
duplicate, we will refurbish the better of the two and sell on the unwanted
piece. This generates a small cash flow for us.
Thank you and we look forward to your contact and subsequently your visit.