5000 Poppies

Come and see the 5,000 Poppies exhibition – a colourful community tribute of respect and remembrance.  The display which features knitted, crocheted and felt poppies crafted by local people, has captured the imagination of the local community to such an extent that, in all, over 20,000 flowers made by more than 1,000 contributors are on show.   5,000 Poppies began … Read More

Britten War Requiem Prints

5th September – 17th December 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 … Read More

Wartime Christmas

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 ambiance 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 … Read More

MUSEUM HIGHLIGHT: Wellington’s Waterloo Map

No visit to the Museum would be complete without seeing one of our star objects; the Waterloo Map.  Housed in a cutting-edge display opened as part of our commemorations for Waterloo 200, the map was used by the Duke of Wellington before Waterloo to inform his decision as to where to fight the battle. It still bears the Duke’s pencil … Read More