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Royal Engineers Museum

Gillingham, Kent, England

4 star Rating 4/5 (1 review)

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

Royal Engineers Museum tells the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers from their military exploits to their contributions to nations around the world.

There are a number of galleries, showing the courage innovation and skill of the Royal Engineers. Find out about military architects and siege craft specialist, diving, surveying, flying and photography. And did you know that they designed the Royal Albert Hall? Learn about this and more.

Highlights of the exhibits include Wellington's map of Waterloo, weapons from the Zulu War, 25 Victoria Crosses and a collection of bridge laying tanks. There is also a Harrier jump jet, bulldozers, amphibious vehicles and a V2 rocket.

There are displays about World Wars I and II, Victorian Engineers, The Cold War and Beyond, and also about the Corps today. Two special exhibition rooms show changing displays throughout the year.

Kids will also enjoy the interactive displays, which include those that give the chance to try on historic uniforms and build a model fortress.

Children's activities are held during the Summer holidays and are included in the entry fee: bonus!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME4 4UG, England


Click here to visit Royal Engineers Museum's website
01634 822839

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

The main museum is currently closed but the Bridging Gallery and temporary exhibitions are still open. Tuesday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm Weekends: 11.30am - 5.00pm


Due to current works closing the museum, the open galleries are free for as long as the museums are shut.



4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 18.02.16

My daughter And i visited a few days ago. Found it Very much fun and informative on both levels. We shall be returning again !

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