Events, Exhibitions & Activities

We have a varied programme throughout 2019 with something to suit all interests and age groups. Highlights include our Spring Exhibition The Sapper as Artist, Shocking Electricity in the Summer, the popular, annual Medway Model Show and the Wartime Christmas Weekend.  There are many, many more besides – see the events page for a full list.

5,000 Poppies

A Community Tribute of Respect and Remembrance. November 6 – December 21 Following the overwhelming response to the 5,000 Poppies project which ultimately saw over 20,000 knitted, crocheted and felt poppies crafted by local people displayed at the Museum in the autumn of 2017, the project team and the community has created an even bigger display to commemorate the 100th … Read More

VC: For Valour – Sapper VCs of the First World War

July 3rd – December 21st 2018 Marks the centenary of the Armistice which brought the First World War to an end. We will be marking the anniversary with a major exhibition and community-based project focusing on the Sapper Victoria Crosses of the First World War. Supported by a grant of £10,000 from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), VC: For Valour – … Read More

A Lasting Peace for Medway

The Museum is collaborating on a new Community project: A Lasting Peace for Medway. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, we will be running a year long course of art workshops at the Museum, finishing with an exhibition of participants’ artwork in autumn 2019. Hosted by local artist Tina Lawlor Mottram, the workshops will focus on creating a sense of … Read More

MUSEUM HIGHLIGHT: Wellington’s Waterloo Map

No visit to the Museum would be complete without seeing one of our star objects; the Waterloo Map.  Housed in a cutting-edge display opened as part of our commemorations for Waterloo 200, the map was used by the Duke of Wellington before Waterloo to inform his decision as to where to fight the battle. It still bears the Duke’s pencil … Read More