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April 2018

Her Soul’s Bright Armour by Marco Cali

April 17 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME7 1UR United Kingdom
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The Crimean War (1853-6) is recognised as the first conflict where photography and news correspondents were present. In addition, it's the last war, at least officially, where wives accompanied soldiers to the front line. From this starting point, this exhibition will feature art inspired by the past and present lives of women in the armed forces. Their experience is a mirror that gives us a raw image of our shared values, aims and aspirations. Exhibition entrance is included in standard…

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May 2018

Bomb Disposal

May 26 - May 28
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME7 1UR United Kingdom
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A special trail highlighting the Royal Engineers’ role in the investigation and disarming of explosive devices including special demonstrations from the Museum’s “Wheelbarrow Mk 7” robot Included in standard admission prices

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HALF TERM ACTIVITIES – ZULU WARRIORS!

May 29 @ 10:30 am - June 1 @ 3:30 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME7 1UR United Kingdom
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The Zulu Wars: Become a Zulu Warrior!  Tuesday 29th May - Friday 1st June Zulu warriors were traditionally formed into regiments by age. Join us this holiday and transform yourself into a Zulu warrior in our family-friendly drop in events inspired by our fascinating collections. Running between 10.30am and 3.30pm, activities are £2 per child plus standard admission prices. Tuesday 29th May – Zulu shields All Zulu warriors must have a shield to defend themselves, but the patterns were used…

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July 2018

VC: For Valour – Sapper VCs of the First World War

July 3 @ 10:00 am - December 21 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME7 1UR United Kingdom
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An exhibition focusing on the stories of ten of the Victoria Crosses awarded to Royal Engineers during the First World War, and which are held by the Museum.  It will explore the concept of valour in the War, and the legacies of the highest military award in the UK. The exhibition is included in standard admission prices.

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August 2018

Time Capsule by Esther Johnson

August 7 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm

Local artist Esther Johnson holds her first ever exhibition from August 2018 at the Royal Engineers Museum! Featuring original pieces currently featured in Chatham Dockyard, Fort Amherst and our very own Museum gift shops, allowing visitors to get a unique opportunity of seeing the creative process from inspiration to final product. What inspires me as an Artist? There is a certain charm when visiting an old factory or building that has been preserved so well that you are taken back in…

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September 2018

Medway Model Show & Bridge Study Centre Open Weekend

September 1 @ 10:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME7 1UR United Kingdom
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An array of superb, handmade models on display in the shadow of the Museum's military vehicles and artefacts. Plus, visit the Bridge Centre which houses the Museum's fascinating collection of model bridges which were once used to train the Royal Engineers in bridge building. Included in standard admission prices.

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November 2018

100,000 Poppies

November 6 @ 10:00 am - December 21 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME7 1UR United Kingdom
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A COMMUNITY TRIBUTE OF RESPECT AND REMEMBRANCE Following the overwhelming response to the 5,000 Poppies project which ultimately saw over 20,000 knitted, crocheted and felt poppies crafted by local people displayed at the Museum in the autumn of 2017, the project team is aiming for 100,000 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WW1 armistice. Details of how you can get involved in hand crafting poppies either at home, at organised events or informal drop-in sessions coming soon. 5,000 Poppies…

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