Bomb Disposal

Saturday 26th – Monday 28th May A special trail highlighting the Royal Engineers’ role in the investigation and disarming of explosive devices including special demonstrations from the Museum’s “Wheelbarrow Mk 7” robot Included in standard admission prices  

HALF TERM – FAMILY ACTIVITIES – Zulu Warriors!

The Zulu Wars: Become a Zulu Warrior!  Tuesday 29th May – Friday 1st June Zulu warriors were traditionally formed into regiments by age. Join us this holiday and transform yourself into a Zulu warrior in our family-friendly drop in events inspired by our fascinating collections. Running between 10.30am and 3.30pm, activities are £2 per child plus standard admission prices. Tuesday … Read More

VC: For Valour – Sapper VCs of the First World War

July 3rd – December 21st An exhibition focusing on the stories of ten of the Victoria Crosses awarded to Royal Engineers during the First World War, and which are held by the Museum.  It will explore the concept of valour in the War, and the legacies of the highest military award in the UK. The exhibition is included in standard … Read More

Her Soul’s Bright Armour – Marco Cali

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

Time Capsule by Esther Johnson

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

Medway Model Show & Bridge Study Centre Open Weekend

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.

100,000 Poppies

November 6th – December 21st A 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 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WW1 armistice. … 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