ALDERSHOT Military Museum has launched a fascinating new display in its John Reed Gallery.

The museum, one of 18 which the county council manages, has just undergone major refurbishment.

It has been designed to enable families and children to gain more from their visit and includes many things to do, such as trying a Victorian soldier's bed, solving the barrack building blocks puzzle and taking a simulated ride in a Scorpion tank.

The museum, on Queen's Avenue, has a number of galleries, collections and vehicles on display to aid the public's understanding of 1850's Aldershot, home to the largest garrison in the British Empire.

For further information and visiting hours of the museum, call 01252 314598.