Get in touch here


Contact Us

Donations of Artefacts

Maximum file size: 10MB

Maximum file size: 10MB


We will respond to your message as soon as possible.

For general enquiries and group, school or corporate bookings, this will usually be within one or two working days. Research enquiries may take longer, due to the current volume we are receiving.

If you would like to write to us, please address all letters to Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, CHATHAM, Kent, ME4 4UG. 


Our research and enquiry service is now open. Please see our Research guidelines for more information.

Snob the Dog

Please note that all research must begin with an enquiry through the contact form above (we cannot take enquiries over the phone).  Please note: Inhouse research can only be booked for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Our team of curators and volunteers will then assess your enquiry and contact you with a number of options. These will be:

A Research Visit to the accessible Pasley Research Room. This provides a rare opportunity to study original material and includes a visit to the Museum. Our team of curators and volunteers will be on hand to advise you with your research.

This costs £5.00 on top of the usual Museum entrance prices and bookings MUST be made in advance.

The Enquiries Service where Museum staff or volunteers will undertake up to 2 hours research for a fee of £25.00. Please note that this service can get very busy and it may be a number of months before we are able to provide information.

Further advice on alternative sources of information if we do not hold what you require.

We are happy to announce that our Donations service has reopened and we are able to accept new objects into our Collection.



By Road

If following sat nav directions please use postcode ME7 1UR or enter “Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham”. The Museum is signposted from most major roads into Medway.

  • From London: A2 to Dover (Junction 1) A289, Medway Tunnel, Right Towards Brompton, Right into Prince Arthur Road. Museum is on the right near the top of the road.
  • From North of the Thames: M25 – Dartford Crossing, (Junction 2) A2 to Dover then as above.
  • From the South West: M25 to Dartford (Junction 5) M26-M20 to Dover/Folkestone, (Junction 5) A229-A230 to Chatham
  • From Dover: A2-M2 to London, (Junction 3) A229-A230 to Chatham.
  • From Chatham Centre: Take the A231 (Dock Road) to Gillingham, follow the A231 into Wood Street, at the roundabout, turn left at the traffic into Prince Arthur Road (B2004). The entrance to the Museum is on the left.
  • From Gillingham Centre: Take the A231 (Brompton Road), turn right at the traffic lights into Prince Arthur Road (B2004).

By Bus

Many of the Arriva bus services stop at the top of Prince Arthur Road at the King Charles Hotel including the 101 (Maidstone Service), and 182. The 156 stops outside the Museum by Mid Kent College. Please see the Arriva website for more information.

By Rail

There are direct rail connections from London St Pancras (High Speed Service – 45mins), London Victoria, London Charing Cross, and Dover Priory/ Canterbury. The closest railway stations are Gillingham or Chatham.  Please see National Rail Enquiries or Southeastern for full details of train services.

From Gillingham Station, the Museum is a twenty minute walk through the high street to the Museum (sign posted). A taxi rank is available next to the station.

Buses run from both Chatham and Gillingham stations to close to the Museum – please see the Arriva website for more information.


Leave a review on Trip Advisor

  • 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  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  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  Family friendly museum - A real family friendly museum! Lots of activities available for young kids throughout to keep them entertained while the adults have lots of amazing and interesting historic information to read... read more

    avatar thumb Foodiefppd
    1 August 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  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  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  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

    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  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  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  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  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  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  Excellent Museum! - Your reviewer is a keen student of Military history, so the list to this museum was much anticipated. And I'm happy to report it was well wort it.
    Small... read more

    avatar thumb LeRouleur
    28 February 2023