MAIN MUSEUM CLOSED UNTIL 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 to see!

Because of this reduced space we are free to visit all year, including our great range of children’s activities which run throughout school holidays.

The Bridge Study Centre:
Bridging has been an essential part of warfare for thousands of years. In this gallery the full history of military bridging is explored. Hands on activities from our Sapper Workshop and dressing up are also available for kids.

Parking:
The main Museum car park is closed. There is limited parking available at the King Charles Hotel car park (included a disabled parking bay) which is opposite the temporary Museum entrance. Please note a pass will be needed and should be collected from staff in the Bridge Study Centre and displayed in your vehicle. An overflow carpark is sign-posted and is a 5 minute walk from the temporary Museum. Click here for a map.

Library:
Access to the Library is unaffected by this work and research visit should be booked two weeks in advance, as per existing procedures.

Annual Ticket Holders:
Visitor with an Annual Ticket should contact the Museum on 01634 822839 for information on extending its validity.

Galleries:

Highlights of our Galleries include the Waterloo Map, the world’s first useable guided torpedo, a huge piece of the Berlin Wall, a Harrier Jump Jet and an enormous V2 Rocket. Click the map to view the Gallery Guide.
Take A Look At Pictures Of The Galleries

The Museum Grounds:

There is a lot to see outside the Museum, including tanks and other vehicles. There is even a children’s play area, shaped like a First World War Tank (with a picnic area close by).

Temporary Exhibitions:

The Museum has some exciting temporary exhibitions planned to make each visit to the Museum different (included in the entrance price of the Museum). For more information on current exhibitions please visit our ‘What’s On’ page.

Eating:

The Courtyard Cafe located at the heart of the Museum is open 11:30 – 3:00 pm everyday (except Mondays) and longer on special events days. It offers hot drinks, snacks and light refreshments. You are also welcome to eat your packed lunch at the Museum and there is a picnic area outside for use in warmer weather.

Shopping:

The Museum has a small shop selling postcards, souvenirs and Regimental items.

The Bridge Study Centre:

The Bridge Study Centre was opened in 2012 as an educational resource for learning about the history of the development of bridges. It is a learning resource that is open to schools, serving Royal Engineers or anyone with an interest in the development of bridging. This centre is open by appointment only so to book a visit please call 01634 822839.

Other Facilities

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Large Print Guides
  • Baby Changing
  • Large car/coach park
  • Toilet Facilities

The Museum’s staff have been trained by Kent Association for the Blind to assist visually impaired visitors around the Museum. This facility is subject to staff availability. If you would like to know more, or to ask about availability for this service, please call the Museum on 01634 822839.

For more information on accessibility at the Royal Engineers Museum please contact the Museum before your visit or ask at reception for more details. For more information download our access guide.

Please note that while wheelchair access to the library is currently not available alternative arrangements can be made. Please call the Museum on 01634 822839 for more details.

Ticket Prices

ADULT – £5.70
CHILD (Aged 5-16) – £3.85
CONCESSIONS – £3.85
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) – £15.20


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