So Much To Explore . . .

Families can explore history and engineering via a host of interactive exhibits that will engage and excite. With puzzles, traditional brass rubbing, touchscreens plus opportunities to try on historic and modern day uniforms, there’s plenty to spark the imagination.


Museum mascot Snob the Dog – inspired by a dog rescued and brought back by Royal Engineers during the Crimean War – has his own special trail, packed with activities and unusual exhibits for young visitors to seek out.  Indoor and outdoor play areas, a café and gift shop complete the picture meaning there is plenty for all the family.


Come along and join in our children’s activities, whether it’s make and take models, creative crafts or imaginative art, there’s always a chance to get hands on and plenty to inspire! 

16 Feb – 24 Feb             Chinese New Year

Coinciding with the culmination of the 15-day long celebrations for the Year of the Pig, decorate a paper lantern or create a pig cushion.

6 Apr – 22 Apr                The Sapper as Artist

Be inspired by our Spring Exhibition and paint your own design on either a mug, or a coaster and egg cup.

19 Apr – 22 Apr             Historic Headwear Hunt

Forget Easter bonnets and discover the unusual hats, caps, helmets and more worn by Royal Engineers over the last 300 years.

25 May – 2 June            D-Day – 75th Anniversary

Create your own fabric parachute to give a model paratrooper a safe landing, or make a model Lancaster bomber or Spitfire fighter plane.

27 Jul – 1 Sep                 Shocking Electricity

See the exhibition room transformed into a laboratory with weird and wonderful experiments to spark the imagination. You can be a human battery and generate a current or make objects dance with static electricity! Activities running alongside the exhibition allow you to create your own electromagnetic train, circuit bug, robotic model, mini electric car, circuit card or even an optical illusion!

7 Sep – 8 Sep                 Make& Take Model

As part of the Medway Model Show, there’s an introduction to model kit making courtesy of Airfix.

19 – 27 Oct                      Berlin Wall Art

30 years after its fall, create a stencil inspired by the art on the Berlin Wall and paint it onto a fabric drawstring bag to take away.

7 – 8 Dec                          Wartime Christmas

Children’s activities at this popular event include making 1940s-style decorations and visiting Sapper Santa!

*excludes Christmas


Wheels of Time

 We are a Wheels of Time site! Join Roamin’ Rex, the scheme’s time travelling character, as he discovers Kent’s fantastic museums and heritage sites.Why don’t you join him at our Museum, and pick up each one of the 33 exclusive badges along the way?!