What is in 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. This allows you to search for things in our stored and displayed 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.
Enter the online catalogue

Our catalogue will be going online in stages as we want the best quality information for our users. As such you may not find what you are looking for straight away but keep checking as new information and items will be added continuously.

Viewing the Collection

To make an appointment to view material held in our reserve collection, please follow the procedure for visiting the library and archive.

Donating items to the Collection


Thank you for thinking of the Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archives. We rely on the individual and personal donation to tell the story of the Corps.

The Museum is bound by a collecting policy and as such we cannot always take the items kindly offered, but each piece is discussed and considered at a monthly collections meeting, and we will endeavour to respond to your email with a decision four weeks from the date of the meeting.

We will shortly begin to move back into the main Museum building to prepare for re-opening later this year. We will be unable to take donations of objects until the beginning of June, in order to safeguard new collections.
Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

If you are wishing to donate any artefacts to the Museum please email or write to the Assistant Curator at the Museum.