ROYAL ENGINEERS MUSEUM RECOGNISED IN PRESTIGIOUS REGIONAL TOURISM AWARDS

The Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham was presented with a Bronze Award at the finals of the 2018-19 Beautiful South Awards for Excellence which took place at the Grand Hotel, Brighton yesterday evening.  Kent’s largest military museum was successful in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Category of the awards which are organised by Tourism South East.      The Awards … Read More

5,000 Poppies Project Remembers the Fallen

The Royal Engineers Museum once again pays tribute to those who fought in World War I and in conflicts since, by taking part in the 5,000 Poppies project. Following on from the overwhelming success of 2017, the Museum is covered in hand-crafted poppies made by members of the local community. People of all ages have taken part in the community … Read More

AUTUMN PROGRAMME OF EVENTS TO MARK CENTENARY OF ARMISTICE

The Royal Engineers Museum is set to launch a special programme of events and activities linked to the centenary of the First World War Armistice. Dedicated talks, exhibitions and a small-scale theatre production are all planned for the Museum, based in Gillingham. Events kick-off on 4 November with a talk Actions on the Sambre-Oise Canal. The date is significant because … Read More

MUSEUM NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS TOURISM AWARD

Staff at the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham are cock-a-hoop after learning that the venue has been named as a finalist in the 2018-19 Beautiful South Awards for Excellence.  Kent’s largest military museum is nominated in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Category of the awards which are organised by Tourism South East.      The Museum has made it … Read More

MUSEUM MARKS CENTENARY OF WWI HUNDRED DAYS OFFENSIVE

The Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham is to play host to a touring exhibition highlighting the 100th anniversary of Hundred Days Offensive – a series of battles that raged across the entire Western Front exactly a century ago and which finally brought the First World War to an end.  The exhibition will be at the Museum between 12 September and … Read More

Local Artist Has Designs On Royal Engineers Museum

The Royal Engineers Museum is about to welcome local designer, Esther Johnson, for her debut exhibition ‘Time Capsule’. The exhibition focuses on some of the most iconic historic buildings in Medway, including the Ravelin building where the Museum is based. Originally part of Brompton Barracks and built to house the school of electrical engineering, Esther has presented the building and … Read More

ARMISTICE ANNIVERSARY IS THE FOCUS FOR FAMILY ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER

Families can enjoy a range of activities at the Royal Engineers Museum this summer, all of which are based around the centenary of the First World War Armistice. Between Tuesdays and Fridays, from 24 July until 31 August, children can take part in a different fun-filled activity each day. There is an extra special treat on Fridays throughout the holidays, … Read More

ROYAL ENGINEERS MUSEUM LAUNCHES POIGNANT NEW VICTORIA CROSS EXHIBITION

The Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham launched a major new exhibition ‘VC: For Valour – Sapper VCs of the First World War’ with an event on Thursday 19 July. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the exhibition runs until 21 December and aims to engage the local community through a series of workshops which will explore the concept of valour … Read More

MUSEUM RECEIVES EXCELLENCE ACCOLADE FOR 5TH YEAR IN A ROW

The Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham is delighted to have received a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 for the fifth year in a row. The Museum, which was opened in 1987 by Queen Elizabeth II, is dedicated to telling the story of the Royal Engineers and how they have helped the British Army live, move and fight for over … Read More