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June 2016

EXHIBITION: Sappers and the Somme

June 25, 2016 - April 17, 2017
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Now extended until 17 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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April 2017
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Easter Activities – Historical Headgear

April 4 @ 10:30 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Headgear leaflet

Throughout this spring holiday join us to hunt for fascinating historical headgear and be inspired to create different headgear each day*. Time (Drop-in): 10:30am – 1pm and 1.30pm- 3:30pm Tuesday 4th April -Friday 7th April and Tuesday 11th April –Thursday 13th April Tuesday 4th April Victorian Tropical Service Helmet Wednesday 5th April MK II Second World War Helmet Thursday 6th Albert Shako Hat Friday 7th April African Mahdi kufi Cap Tuesday 11th April Royal Engineers Beret Wednesday 12th Chinese Chao…

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May 2017
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Museum Detectives at Half Term

May 30 @ 10:30 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Museumdetectives

Join us this half term as we reveal some of the objects in the stores. Find out about the jobs that museum Curators do to keep objects looking their best in one of our family friendly* activities. Time Drop-in: 10:30am – 1pm and 1.30pm- 3:30pm Tuesday 30th May - Rusty swords See a live experiment in front of your eyes: learn about humidity and whether metals corrode. Be inspired by the experiment to create a rust free sword fit for…

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June 2017

Mach Goes Commando

June 6 @ 10:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Fire Brigade - Commando Collage - Accidental Monument - 29x29cm - 2015 (002) resized

A series of collages inspired by and created from original Thompson ‘Commando’ comics by Turner Prize nominee David Mach RA. The artwork from the comics has been reassembled to form mini epics, charged with energy and celebrating childhood comic book heroes. Known for his sculptural pieces, David explains ‘Collage has always been a major part of my studio practice. I would use it to show ideas for sculpture in the same way other artists might sketch out a design... The…

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July 2017

The Mechanicals

July 25 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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The Mechanicals is a collaborative project between Science Projects Ltd and the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, famous for its collection of beautiful, humorous hand-made automata. It is an exhibition of two parts. Hand-crafted automata are displayed alongside hands-on exhibits that show the basic mechanisms involved in making the automata work, simplifying the principles behind drives, pulleys, ratchets and levers. The exhibition is accompanies by family friendly activities, creating simple machines inspired by the Mechanicals. Exhibition entry is included in general admission.

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September 2017

Medway Modelling Club Show

September 2 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Experience a whole miniature world at the Royal Engineers Museum!* The Medway Modelling Club will be displaying their models in the Museum, 2nd - 3rd September. More information nearer the time! *Normal admission prices apply.

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Britten War Requiem Prints

September 5 @ 10:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Ruth Dent Britten War Requiem Prints 2014_Requiem aeternam resized

A series of 8 prints and linocuts by Ruth Dent, inspired by Britten’s War Requiem as sung by the Rochester Cathedral Choir. Incorporating a personal element from the artist’s Great-great Uncle, Harry Hayter, the art represents human skill and individuality, as well as capturing the spirit of the music and words used by Britten: "My subject is War, and the pity of War, The Poetry is in the pity … All a poet can do today is warn.” Exhibition entry…

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