Job Opportunity – Assistant Curator

The Museum is looking for a new Assistant Curator to assist with Collections Management, documentation, preservation and storage. For more information, including closing and interview dates, and salary scale, please click here.

Mach Goes Commando

6th June to 27th August A series of collages inspired by and created from original Thomson ‘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

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

Summer Family Activities – The Mechanicals

Join us this summer in to one of our family friendly* activities to create simple machines and automata inspired by our exhibition The Mechanicals. Time Drop-in: 10:30am – 1pm and 1.30pm- 3:30pm  Tuesday 25th July – Friday 28th July – Getting into Gear Gears are toothed wheels used in many different industries, including bicycles, where they work together to change … 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

Christmas at the Museum

It’s never too early to think about Christmas! This year’s War Time Christmas Weekend will be on the 9th to 10th December.                          So join us this December to find out how Christmas time was celebrated during the Second World War! Details to follow.  

Waterloo Display Now Open

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