6 - 7th April

Build, Demolish, Defuse


The Royal Engineers Museum (REM) Collection has been developed by the Corps of Royal Engineers over the last two hundred years and now forms one of the most important military collections in the UK


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 deadly V2 rocket, it is no surprise that the Museum’s collection has been designated as being of historical and international importance.
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
RE Museum
Prince Arthur Road Gillingham Kent ME4 4UG

RE Mini-Museum Explorers

RE Mini Museum Explorers Designed for under 5s and their parents, grandparents and carers, each session explores a different part of the Museum’s collections through a mixture of play, stories, trails, craft and science activities. All encourage development, communication and curiosity about the Royal Engineers and the world around us. Second Tuesday of each month (Term Time), 10am-11am. £3 per ... Read More ...

2 - 12
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
RE Museum
Prince Arthur Road Gillingham Kent ME4 4UG

Family Activity: James McCudden and the Royal Flying Corps

2nd– 12th April 2024: James McCudden and the Royal Flying Corps. Time: 11am-3pm. During the First World War, the Royal Flying Corps had the important job of defending Britain and its allies in the air. One of the most famous pilots, James McCudden, was awarded a Victoria Cross on 2nd April 1918 for his extreme bravery. Create a wooden model of ... Read More ...

6 - 7
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Build, Demolish, Defuse

Discover the incredible story of the Corps of Royal Engineers past and present. It features displays from serving Sappers, living history, armoured vehicles & equipment, Nerf firing range, exclusive armoury tours, talks from experts and traders stalls. ...

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  • star rating  We stumbled upon this place at Chatham Dockyards, and we're so glad we did. It wouldn't have been on our radar otherwise!

    This museum's got a ton of info... read more

    avatar thumb connora705
    3 October 2023

    star rating  A Quality Museum - We Spent three hours going around the museum and got the feel for the displays. To do it justice a second or even third visit is needed to do... read more

    avatar thumb Nick B
    16 June 2022

    star rating  Hidden gem - Really comprehensive museum about the history of the royal engineers. Exhibits large and small from a V2 rocket to Wellingtons Waterloo map

    avatar thumb Paul R
    27 January 2023
  • star rating  If you have an interest in military history then this museum is well worth two or three hours of your time, it covers the Romans (briefly) through to modern day.... read more

    avatar thumb Bedouin29
    28 June 2022

    star rating  Exceeded expectations - Fantastic. Our kids loved it, especially the WW1 bunker set up. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful or accommodating, from reception, to the lovely guide positioned within the museum... read more

    avatar thumb 446josied
    5 February 2023

    star rating  re visit - An amazing museum to vsit. Plenty to see inside and outside. The history of the Engineers is told as you go around the different displays. The medal room is must... read more

    avatar thumb remmingtonLeeds
    6 September 2023
  • star rating  Armoured Vehicles - Called into the Royal Engineers Museum, unfortunately didnt pre-book tickets as the trip was last minute exchange from Madrid.

    This didnt put off walking round the vehicle exhibits outside... read more

    avatar thumb AndyCorns
    15 July 2021

    star rating  Great museum - What a great museum , firstly on arriving after a long motorcyle ride the last thing I wanted was to lug my gear around on a hot day ,so asked... read more

    avatar thumb TonyF906
    22 June 2022

    star rating  Great museum for all the family - Fantastic museum with great artefacts and good interpretation. We particularly liked the cold war exhibits. Great display auditorium with vehicles and aircraft. Well balanced interpretation for enthusiasts and general visitors.... read more

    avatar thumb Howard A
    10 July 2022
  • star rating  Good time for all - We decided to visit while we were in the area as my other half had been a member of the Royal Engineers 35 years ago and both learned things we... read more

    avatar thumb lindamG4248OZ
    20 April 2022

    star rating  Great museum. - We went the first time in November 2022 for the WWII Christmas event. As the ticket is valid for a year we went back a few times to explore the... read more

    avatar thumb Stephanie D
    30 June 2023

    star rating  An excellent place to visit - So much history amazingly well presented, well worth visiting. It tells the story in an understandable manner.

    avatar thumb Dale C
    7 October 2022
  • star rating  Pity we couldn’t spend more time at this great collection of historic artefacts starting from the Civil War through the period of the Empire and right up to the present... read more

    avatar thumb malcolmg394
    30 April 2023

    star rating  What a find....... - We cannot believe it has taken us this long to find this fantastic museum!
    Easy to find.
    Plenty of free parking.
    Value for money admission price.
    Friendly staff... read more

    avatar thumb ChalmersChester
    15 July 2021

    star rating  Brilliant Museum - We found this Museum on the Internet whilst browsing for new things to see while in the Medway Towns . We visited in June on a Monday , unfortunately they... read more

    avatar thumb David Roy P
    28 September 2023