Wartime Christmas Weekend
Join us on 27 and 28 November to discover how Christmas was celebrated during the Second World War!
Immerse yourself in the festivities and get a vintage makeover, watch live demonstrations or browse our market for festive handicrafts & last minute treats.
Meet reenactors and learn about the role of animals and discover how ordinary people helped the war effort on the Home Front. You could even learn to Lindy Hop with the Maidstone Lindyhoppers!
We’ll also be joined by the Brompton & Invicta Military Wives Choir as they sing traditional carols at 2.30pm on Sunday 28th.
No visit is complete without a trip to see Sapper Santa’s Grotto & Workshop, where little ones can write letters, receive a special gift and create their own Christmas treasures!
Entry to the event is included in standard admission prices. All tickets are valid for 12 months and include entrance to all Museum events. The event runs from 10.00am – 5.00pm, with last admission at 4.00pm.
To read the safety measure in place please click here. We ask all visitors to the Museum to be considerate of other visitors and our team. Please note that we reserve the right to restrict numbers on the day should the event become crowded.
Family activities & Sapper Santa’s Grotto cost £3 each in addition to standard admission prices. Both run from 10.00 – 12.30 & 1.00 – 4.00 each day and do not need to be pre-booked. Please note queues close 30 minutes before the session end.
Limited parking is available at the Museum with an overflow by the King Charles Hotel opposite. The nearest public car park is at Medway Park. The nearest train station is Gillingham Station & the nearest bus stop is at the King Charles Hotel.