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September 2015

Heritage Open Day

September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - September 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Free Entry All Weekend Opening Times Saturday 12 September: 1130-1700 (last entry 1600) Sunday 13 September: 1130-1700 (last entry 1600 - See more at: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/royal-engineers-museum2#sthash.fBmGQ8xy.dpuf

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Postponed: LECTURE: Prof Ulf Schmidt Justifying Chemical Warfare: The Origins and Ethics of Britain’s Chemicals

September 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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POSTPONED: New Date Will Be Confirmed Soon Justifying Chemical Warfare: The Origins and Ethics of Britain's Chemical Join us this month for a lecture from Professor Ulf Schmid (Professor of Modern History at the University of Kent) entitled 'Justifying Chemical Warfare: The Origins and Ethics of Britain's Chemical Warfare Programme, 1915-1945' The lecture looks at some of the strategies of Just War theorists in making chemical warfare morally and militarily acceptable. It examines how experts and officials justified the development,…

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October 2015

LECTURE: Dr Stefan Goebel Intimate Pictures: British and German war photography

October 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Dr Stefan Goebel Intimate Pictures: British and German war photography from the Western Front War photography was a disappointment, at least in the eyes of the Ministry of Information: the drama of combat, the everyday heroism of officers and soldiers, and the scale of the battles – they were all but invisible in the pictures taken by the “Official Photographers” on the Western Front. What official photographs had captured in great quantity, though, were “vague stretches of country with no…

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November 2015

LECTURE: Prof Mark Connelly Notes and swearies: obscene language in soldier’s speech and songs

November 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Join us this month for a lecture from Professor Mark Connelly (Professor of Modern British Military History at the University of Ken) entitled 'Notes and swearies': obscene language in soldiers' speech and songs, 1914-1918 Soldiers were renowned for their use of obscenities, and to a lesser extent, blasphemies, during the First World War. As well as peppering their spoken language, it also played a crucial role in many songs which were then adopted by the home front after careful pruning.…

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December 2015

Wartime Christmas Weekend

December 12, 2015 - December 13, 2015
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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This Christmas Time join us at the Royal Engineers Museum for a look back in time at the Wartime Christmas era. *Normal Entry Fee Applies* Programme: Watch the ‘JiveSwing’ dancing in the style of the 1940s, with the opportunity to participate in the fun. 10.30am 11.30am 12.30pm 1.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm Location: Berlin Wall (Courtyard) Observe demonstrations of cooking with rationed food. 11.00am 12.00pm 3.00pm Location: Corps Today Gallery (Courtyard) Listen to the Brompton Military Wives Choir singing classic Christmas carols…

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Christmas Closing Time

December 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - January 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Christmas Closing Dates! December 9th - All Day December 24th - Jan 1st

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January 2016

EXHIBITION: THE GREAT LINES

January 21, 2016 - April 17, 2016

Immerse yourself in this exhibition by local artist Chris Norman, which aims to highlight the beauty that can be found in the heart of urban Medway. The Great Lines Heritage Park and other historic sites which were once very important for the defence of Chatham Dockyard and indeed the entire realm, have today been reborn for leisure and enjoyment. This collection of paintings draws attention to this great (and free) asset, which is for everyone to (RE)discover. Luckily for us…

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March 2016

Easter Weekend Opening Times

March 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am - March 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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The Museum has the following Easter Weekend Opening Times Good Friday - CLOSED Saturday - 11.30 - 17.00 Easter Sunday 11.30 - 17.00 Monday 11.30 - 17.00

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FAMILY ACTIVITIES: Sapper 300

March 29, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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29th March – 15th April, 2016 (excluding weekends) This Easter marks the 300th anniversary of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Join us for family fun activities from castle building to tank construction to celebrate 300 years of the RE’s Time: 10:00am – 1pm and 1.30pm- 3:30pm history. Tuesday 29th March - Castle Construction Learn about fortifications, become an early engineer, build a model medieval castle, complete with towers, gatehouse and keep. You will be building with clay so be ready…

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April 2016

Main Museum Closed

April 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - December 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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MAIN MUSEUM CLOSED UNITL SPRING 2017 Here at the Royal Engineers Museum we are constantly looking to improve our services. We are currently upgrading heating and electrics in the building as well as replacing a leaking roof. This means that we have had to close the main Museum building. However, we have opened our Bridging Gallery for the first time to general visitors and have a temporary exhibition on the Battle of the Somme – so there is still plenty…

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