GET INVOLVED NOW! Knit one poppy or make a hundred and get involved with this Community Tribute of Respect and Remembrance. Following the overwhelming response to the 5,000 Poppies project which ultimately saw over 20,000 knitted, crocheted and felt poppies crafted by local people displayed at the Museum in the autumn of 2017, the project team is aiming for 100,000 … Read More
Thu 23 Aug, Fri 14 Sep, Sat 27 Oct, Sun 4 Nov, Tue 6 Nov 2018 Marks the centenary of the Armistice which brought the First World War to an end. We are marking the anniversary with a community-based project and major exhibition focusing on the Sapper Victoria Crosses of the First World War. The Museum holds ten original VCs … Read More
July 3rd – December 21st 2018 Marks the centenary of the Armistice which brought the First World War to an end. We will be marking the anniversary with a major exhibition and community-based project focusing on the Sapper Victoria Crosses of the First World War. Supported by a grant of £10,000 from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), VC: For Valour – … Read More
17th April – 22nd July The Crimean War (1853-6) is recognised as the first conflict where photography and news correspondents were present. In addition, it’s the last war, at least officially, where wives accompanied soldiers to the front line. From this starting point, this exhibition will feature art inspired by the past and present lives of women in the armed … Read More
August 7th – October 14th Local artist Esther Johnson holds her first ever exhibition from August 2018 at the Royal Engineers Museum! Featuring original pieces currently featured in Chatham Dockyard, Fort Amherst and our very own Museum gift shops, allowing visitors to get a unique opportunity of seeing the creative process from inspiration to final product. What inspires me as … Read More
September 1st & 2nd An array of superb, handmade models on display in the shadow of the Museum’s military vehicles and artefacts. Plus, visit the Bridge Centre which houses the Museum’s fascinating collection of model bridges which were once used to train the Royal Engineers in bridge building. Included in standard admission prices.
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