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June 2016

EXHIBITION: Sappers and the Somme

June 25, 2016 - April 2, 2017
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Now extended until 2 April 2017! This exhibition will commemorate the contribution of the Royal Engineers in supporting the Army at the Battle of the Somme. Their actions included tunnelling into enemy territory, surveying the area to reflect a constantly changing battlefield and using experimental technologies like flamethrowers (to name but a few). The Royal Engineers were key to the Army’s efforts at the Somme.

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January 2017

Celebrate 75 Years of the Bailey Bridge

January 28 @ 11:30 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January 2017 11.30am-5pm* Join us for a FREE family friendly special weekend celebrating the 75th anniversary of Bailey bridge - the World War Two winning bridge. Discover the history behind the man that designed the bridge and why Field Marshal Montgomery is recorded as saying that "without the Bailey bridge, we should not have won the War". Take the family STEM challenge to build a bridge and learn more about force and construction –…

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February 2017
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Celebrate Chinese New Year!

February 14 @ 10:30 am - March 17 @ 3:30 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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14th-17th February 2017 Throughout this half term holidays join us as we run a host of family-friendly* creative activities, celebrating Chinese New Year (the year of the Rooster), and Charles Gordon's close connection with China. Time Drop-in: 10:30am – 1pm and 1.30pm- 3:30pm Tuesday 14th February: Dragons At The Ready! Chinese dragons traditionally symbolise power, strength, and good luck. The Emperor of China presented Gordon with a beautiful blue silk jacket with a gold dragon embroidered on it. Get creative…

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