WELCOME

Visit Kent’s largest military museum to discover the story of the Royal Engineers and how they have helped the British Army live, move and fight for over 300 years.

With highlights including 25 Victoria Crosses, Wellington’s map of Waterloo, Chard’s weapons from the Zulu War, an amazing collection of bridge laying tanks, Chinese silks, the world’s first guided torpedo, Indian battle axes, a huge piece of the Berlin Wall, Zulu shields, a Harrier Jump Jet and an enormous V2 rocket, it is no surprise that the Museum’s collection has been designated as being of historical and international importance.

Visiting

Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)
Please note the museum is CLOSED on Mondays
Bank Holiday Mondays: 10.00am – 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)

The museum will be closed from Sat 22 Dec – Tue 1 Jan inclusive.

buy advance tickets

Research: Researchers can purchase an Annual Research Pass which enables them to view selected items from the collection by appointment. See the Research & Viewing The Collection page for full details.

Our Collection

The Royal Engineers Museum is Kent’s only Designated collection. The collection is very large and contains many internationally significant objects. A great deal of our collection is on display in the Museum’s galleries. For more information on this go to Plan Your Visit.

Research

To make an appointment to view material held in our reserve collection, please see the Research page.

Online catalogue

Use the below link to access our online catalogue. You can search for objects and archival material in our collection.

Enter the online catalogue

Inside the catalogue

This is a brand new feature for the Royal Engineers Museum to enable greater access to our collection.

Use the online catalogue to:

  • Search our books and archives
  • Research the catalogue prior to making a library visit
  • Coming soon – view online images of some of our amazing photographic collection
  • Still to come – search our objects and see images of those held in the stores.


 
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Our Learning Team offers a range of cross curricular ‘Inspiring Learning Sessions’ designed to stimulate interest in not only History but STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and beyond. Led by experienced museum education staff, the sessions focus on the Royal Engineers Museum’s varied collections and cater for a variety of age groups and provide a hands-on, multi-sensory experience. The Corps of Royal Engineers motto is Ubique, meaning ‘everywhere’, reflecting the fact that there is no campaign of the British Army in which the Royal Engineers have not played their part. As a result of this rich history, our Museum holds a vastly diverse and historically significant collection. Your learners will have the opportunity to see, discuss and handle original historical objects, and to undertake creative projects.

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learning-title-home

Our Learning Team offers a range of cross curricular ‘Inspiring Learning Sessions’ designed to stimulate interest in not only History but STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and beyond. Led by experienced museum education staff, the sessions focus on the Royal Engineers Museum’s varied collections and cater for a variety of age groups and provide a hands-on, multi-sensory experience. The Corps of Royal Engineers motto is Ubique, meaning ‘everywhere’, reflecting the fact that there is no campaign of the British Army in which the Royal Engineers have not played their part. As a result of this rich history, our Museum holds a vastly diverse and historically significant collection. Your learners will have the opportunity to see, discuss and handle original historical objects, and to undertake creative projects.

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