Museum Re-Opening 27 May 2017

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The Museum will be re-opening on 27 May 2017, with FREE entry for all of the Bank holiday weekend! Opening times will be 10.00am -5.00pm, Saturday 27 – Monday 29 May.

Britten War Requiem Prints

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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

Mach Goes Commando

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6th June to 27th August A series of collages inspired by and created from original Thompson ‘Commando’ comics by Turner Prize nominee David Mach RA. The artwork from the comics has been reassembled to form mini epics, charged with energy and celebrating childhood comic book heroes. Known for his sculptural pieces, David explains ‘Collage has always been a major part … Read More

The Mechanicals

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25th July -3rd September The Mechanicals is a collaborative project between Science Projects Ltd and the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, famous for its collection of beautiful, humorous hand-made automata. It is an exhibition of two parts. Hand-crafted automata are displayed alongside hands-on exhibits that show the basic mechanisms involved in making the automata work, simplifying the principles behind drives, pulleys, ratchets … Read More

Museum Detectives at Half Term

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Join us this half term as we reveal some of the objects in the stores. Find out about the jobs that museum Curators do to keep objects looking their best in one of our family friendly* activities. Time Drop-in: 10:30am – 1pm and 1.30pm- 3:30pm Tuesday 30th May – Rusty swords See a live experiment in front of your eyes: … Read More

Easter Activities – Historical Headgear

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Throughout this spring holiday join us to hunt for fascinating historical headgear and be inspired to create different headgear each day*. Time (Drop-in): 10:30am – 1pm and 1.30pm- 3:30pm Tuesday 4th April -Friday 7th April and Tuesday 11th April –Thursday 13th April Tuesday 4th April Victorian Tropical Service Helmet Wednesday 5th April MK II Second World War Helmet Thursday 6th … Read More

EXHIBITION: Sappers and the Somme

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25th June – 17nd April This exhibition will commemorate the contribution of the Royal Engineers in supporting the Army at the Battle of the Somme. Their actions included tunnelling into enemy territory, surveying the area to reflect a constantly changing battlefield and using experimental technologies like flamethrowers (to name but a few). The Royal Engineers were key to the Army’s … Read More

Main Museum Closed

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MAIN MUSEUM CLOSED UNITL SPRING 2017 Here at the Royal Engineers Museum we are constantly looking to improve our services. We are currently upgrading heating and electrics in the building as well as replacing a leaking roof. This means that we have had to close the main Museum building. However, we have opened our Bridging Gallery for the first time … Read More

Waterloo Display Now Open

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As part of our commemorations for Waterloo 200, the Museum opened a new cutting edge display which focuses on one of our star objects; the Waterloo Map. This artefact 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 marks. The new display includes … Read More