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“Hidden gem”

Royal Engineers Museum
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Gillingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The main Museum building is currently closed due to maintenance work and will re-open again in spring 2017. During this time you can visit the Museums Bridge Study Centre and the temporary exhibition Sappers and the Somme. The Museum tells the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers. It is a story of courage, innovation, skill and endurance. Through the many galleries, follow the evolution of the Sapper. From military architects and specialists in siegecraft, to the Army's innovators on everything from diving to surveying, flying to photography and transport to combat engineering. Alongside their military exploits, the displays also illustrate the huge contribution of Royal Engineers to civil infrastructure of nations around the world. Did you know the Royal Engineers designed the Royal Albert Hall?Reflecting the international work of the Royal Engineers over the centuries there are also many exquisite ethnographic items from China, Africa, and India. Some highlights include: 25 Victoria Crosses, Wellington's map of Waterloo, Chard's weapons from the Zulu War, and an amazing collection of bridge laying tanks. There is something for everybody at the Royal Engineers Museum.
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Lived in Gillingham all my life without visiting, what I had been missing...
Interesting and fun and well worth a visit.

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English first
Rainham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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“A good half day out for all the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We took our Dutch friends there for an afternoon, he's an ex-military man, but even so there is so much there of interest for all the family that an afternoon wasn't quite long enough. Thought that it was very good value, you can use your tickets over and over again for a year.

Visited June 2012
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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“boys and toys”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

with an army mad cadet were else would you take a child! a day wasnt enough. We were lucky to have grandad along to give us another history of things.

Visited August 2012
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Kent, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Great afternoon out. Well worth the money and very educational.
Excellent for all ages from young children up to pensioners.

Visited October 2012
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Kent
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76 reviews
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“Great Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Really worth a visit if you are in the area.The displays and history are really well done and the staff are freindly and helpful

Visited August 2012
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