The Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive is a military engineering museum and library in Gillingham, Medway, South East England.
It tells the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers and British military engineering in general.


Tuesday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)
Please note the museum is CLOSED on Mondays
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 11.30am-5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)
Library: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:30am – 4:30pm (closed 1pm-2pm) TWO WEEKS’ NOTICE NEEDED

Please call or check the website for changes to opening times first
before making a long journey to visit the Museum.

buy advance tickets

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To make an appointment to view material held in
our reserve collection, please see the Research page.

Our Collection

The Royal Engineers Museum is Kent’s only Designated collection. The collection is very large and contains many internationally significant objects. A great deal of our collection is on display in the Museum’s galleries. For more information on this go to Plan Your Visit.

Online catalogue

Use the below link to access our online catalogue. You can search for objects and archival material in our collection.

Enter the online catalogue

Inside the catalogue

This is a brand new feature for the Royal Engineers Museum to enable greater access to our collection.

Use the online catalogue to:

  • Search our books and archives
  • Research the catalogue prior to making a library visit
  • Coming soon – view online images of some of our amazing photographic collection
  • Still to come – search our objects and see images of those held in the stores.


Our Learning Team offers a range of cross curricular ‘Inspiring Learning Sessions’ designed to stimulate interest in not only History but STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and beyond. Led by experienced museum education staff, the sessions focus on the Royal Engineers Museum’s varied collections and cater for a variety of age groups and provide a hands-on, multi-sensory experience. The Corps of Royal Engineers motto is Ubique, meaning ‘everywhere’, reflecting the fact that there is no campaign of the British Army in which the Royal Engineers have not played their part. As a result of this rich history, our Museum holds a vastly diverse and historically significant collection. Your learners will have the opportunity to see, discuss and handle original historical objects, and to undertake creative projects.