Events

Kitchener’s Army Weekend

2nd - 3rd August 2014

‘Your Country Needs You?’. Join living historians to recreate the 'recruiting boom' at Brompton Barracks in August 1914 and make history come to life! Find out if you could meet the strict specifications for joining the army in 1914 by coming face to face with a Royal Engineers recruiting officer. Take part in basic training techniques and discover what specialisms you could have been trained in.  

Time: 10.30am – 5.00pm

First World War Family Activities

29th July - 29th August 2014 (Excluding Mondays)

‘Royal Engineers Go to War’ Join us as we reveal the extent of Royal Engineers involvement in the First World War. Discover interesting facts about different specialisms such as transportation, tunnelling, surveying, chemical warfare, camouflage and the postal service. Find out how the war affected people’s lives locally in Medway.

Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm

Film Screening: ‘Oh What a Lovely War’

23rd August 2014

Join us for a special film screening of ‘Oh! What A Lovely War’, portraying some of the more famous and infamous incidents of the First World War. Mark Connolley, Professor of Modern British History at University of Kent, will introduce the film and give a short presentation of his research into some of the events portrayed in the film. 

Suitable for age 16+

Booking is essential as places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment. To reserve a place call: 01634822312

Tickets: £10 (includes refreshments)

Time: 6pm (Film beings promptly at 7pm)

Run Time: 137 minutes
 

Heritage Open Day 2014

14th September 2014

FREE talk on the Royal Engineers involvement in the First World War as part of the National Heritage Open Day weekend. 

Booking is essential as places are limited, place please book early to avoid disappointment. To reserve a place call: 01634822312

Talk Times: 12.00-13.00 and 14.30-15.30

 

Berlin Wall Art Family Activities

28th - 31st October 2014

During October half term we will be focusing on the street art which covered the largest canvas in the world, the Berlin wall.  Discover why the wall was popular with artists from all over the world and what styles and techniques they were using to create street art. Even the youngest of visitors will have plenty of inspiration to contribute to the Museum’s expressive mural.

Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm

War Time Christmas Weekend

13th - 14th December 2014

Join us this Christmas at the Royal Engineers Museum to find out how Christmas time was celebrated during the Second World War.

Time: 10.30am – 5.00pm

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