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October 2017

National Service: A Generation in Uniform 1945-1963

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£5

Wednesday 4th October 2017 – Professor Richard Vinen Professor Richard Vinen will be talking about his new book, National Service: A Generation in Uniform 1945-1963. The reasons why Britain instituted compulsory military service in the fifteen years after the Second World War and the social effects that performing military service had on generation of men born in the 1930s. Richard Vinen is a Professor in History. Prior to joining the department in 1991, he was a Fellow at Trinity College,…

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Half Term Family Activities

October 24 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
£2

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 so 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! Join us on Friday 27th October for our drop in crafts delivered in BSL…

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November 2017

Meet the Artist

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ruth Dent will be in the small Gallery on 11 November and 17 December to talk about her exhibition, Britten War Requiem Prints. Entrance to the exhibition is included in Museum entrance.

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December 2017

British Propaganda and the War Effort in WWI

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£5

Wednesday 6th December 2017 – Professor Mark Connelly examines ‘What would have happened to the liberty of nations if it had not been for the British Empire?: British propaganda and newspaper coverage of the imperial effort in 1917.' David Lloyd George’s pointed references to the British Empire in one of his well-publicised British war aims speeches in September 1917 reveals much about the sensitivity of the British government to the presentation of the Empire by the later stages of the war.…

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National Lottery #ThanksToYou

December 12 @ 10:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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We will be throwing open our doors for free to National Lottery players on Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13, Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December as part of the National Lottery’s #ThanksToYou campaign.   We are one of 350 participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket. In recent years, National Lottery grants via the Heritage Lottery Fund helped the Museum revamp…

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Meet the Artist

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ruth Dent will be in the small Gallery on 17 December to talk about her exhibition, Britten War Requiem Prints. It will also be your last chance to see the exhibition before it closes! Entrance to the exhibition is included in Museum entrance.

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May 2015

EXHIBITION: The Great War in 3D

May 12, 2015 - November 15, 2015
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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An exhibition of rare stereoscopic (3D) photographs taken by German soldiers during the First World War.

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October 2015

Half Term Family Activities: Why Do We Remember?

October 27, 2015 @ 10:30 am - October 30, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

Get creative and contribute to our poppy wall of rememberance, as part of The Big Draw. Time: 10.30am – 1pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm Tuesday 27th October Printed Poppies In 1914, the fields of Northern France and Flanders were ripped open as World War One raged through Europe's heart. Once the conflict was over the poppy was one of the only plants to grow on the otherwise bare battlefields. Create a potato printed picture filled with a field of ruby red poppies…

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December 2017

Britten War Requiem Prints

December 1 @ 10:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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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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Wartime Christmas

December 9 @ 10:00 am - December 10 @ 5:00 pm

Join us on 9th and 10th December to discover how Christmas was celebrated during the Second World War. Special displays and living history demonstrations will capture the ambience of 1940’s Christmas festivities including • Cooking Christmas Dinner on rations! • Sapper’s Santa’s Grotto • Lindy Hop dancing • 1940s Hairdressing There’s also Air Raid Warden drills, family activities, a vintage market, historical talks and entertainment from the Brompton Military Wives’ Choir (Saturday only) BOOK NOW    

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