The Museum tells the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers and how they have helped the British Army live, move and fight for over 300 years. Highlights include 25 Victoria Crosses, Wellington’s map of Waterloo, Chard’s weapons from the Zulu War, an amazing collection of bridge laying tanks, the world’s first useable guided torpedo, a huge piece of the Berlin Wall, a Harrier Jump Jet and an enormous V2 Rocket. The Royal Engineers’ story is one of courage, innovation, skill and endurance which is told through the many galleries, enabling you to follow the evolution of the Sapper from military architects and specialists in siegecraft, to the Army’s innovators on everything from diving to surveying, flying to photography and transport to combat engineering. With a host of interactive exhibits, indoor and outdoor play areas, a café and gift shop, there is plenty for all the family – your admission is valid for a whole year!

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. Please note the grounds are locked at 5.30 pm.

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 11.00 – 3:00 pm everyday (except Mondays) and 11.00 – 4.00 pm at weekends. It offers hot drinks, snacks and light refreshments. There is a picnic area outside for use in warmer weather with tables set out among the military vehicles.

Shopping:

The Museum has a small shop selling a range of gifts, souvenirs and Regimental items.

The Bridge Study Centre:

The Bridge Study Centre houses the Museum’s unique collection of model bridges that were once used as teaching aids in the training of generations of Royal Engineers.  This educational resource is open to schools, serving Royal Engineers or anyone with an interest in the history or development of bridges and bridging. This Centre is open by appointment only so to book a visit please call 01634 822839.

Other Facilities

  • Free car/coach park
  • Step-free access for wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility
  • Large Print Guides
  • Baby Changing
  • 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 – £8.40
CHILD (Aged 5-16) – £5.70
CONCESSIONS – £5.70
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) – £22.50


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