Museum Lectures 2017

Join us for a variety of talks relating to special exhibitions, the permanent collection and other related topics, followed by an interactive Q&A session First Wednesday of every month, at 7pm. Tickets are £5 and include refreshments. Booking is essential as places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment. To book a place call: 01634 822839     Wednesday … 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

Half Term Family Activities – October

During October half term we will be focusing on the Street Art which covered the largest canvas in the world: the Berlin Wall. Discover why the Wall was so popular with artists from all over the world and what styles and techniques they were using to create Street Art. Even the youngest of visitors will have plenty of inspiration to … 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 ambience 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 vintage … 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