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Royal Engineers Museum

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Well worth a visit.........

Plenty to see at this very interesting and informative military museum. Very easy to spend 2-3... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ancient-trekkers
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Er WoW

Went here as it was next to the hotel we were staying in and we are both ex military. I thought the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
neilm761
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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The Museum tells the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers and how they have helped the British Army live, move and fight for over 300 years. Highlights include 25 Victoria Crosses, Wellington's map of Waterloo, Chard's weapons from the Zulu War, an...more
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Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham ME7 1UR, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We visited the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham - Kent’s only designated museum - while staying with our family in Kent. It only cost us £7 each to enter and the ticket allows you to return as many times as you like during the year....More

10  Thank Sandygranny
Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Many thanks for your review - it's really useful to receive such feedback from our visitors. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Wanting to do something educational with the kids,so thought it would be great to go here as I have fond memories of visiting here a few years ago...checked the website and saw it was now free(happy days) and was open from 11.30am on a sunday(today)..got...More

3  Thank richard c
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Plenty to see at this very interesting and informative military museum. Very easy to spend 2-3 hours looking around. Well worth a visit. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Ancient-trekkers
Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review, we're very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here as it was next to the hotel we were staying in and we are both ex military. I thought the entrance charge a bit step, BUT, no it is worth every penny and it’s a charity to. Had a great time. Super coffee...More

Thank neilm761
Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your review - we are pleased that you had an enjoyable time and found the Museum good value for money. Delighted that you liked the cafe - we refurbished it earlier this year!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good job the weather was rubbish, otherwise we would not have visited. Very well laid out and historically very interesting. The VC exhibition in particular was fascinating. Well worth the price.

Thank MaxB844
Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable time at Kent's largest military museum and that you felt it was good value for money. We'll make sure the whole team - especially those responsible for the exhibition - see your comments.

Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting museum, kid friendly, had dressing up cloths which the kids like, and push button activities. Extra activity of making a poppy, which they displayed in the museum, my granddaughter loved this.

Thank TerenceH1
Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Terence - many thanks for your review. We're pleased to hear that you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit to Kent's largest military museum.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place and truly a secret gem. Awesome exhibits, who would have thought Gillingham housed 3 sections of the Berlin Wall. Well laid out, easy to understand, very accessible and a delightful cafe. We will certainly be taking advantage of our year valid...More

1  Thank Maggie W
Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Maggie - thank you very much for your review; we really do appreciate the feedback. We're pleased you had a good time here and look forward to welcoming you back to Kent's largest military museum very soon.

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Taken along by my son, a Sapper. A very well-presented museum, majoring on the history of the CRE, but set in the context of military engineering from earliest times. Useful and informative displays, providing interest for youngsters but still with full information for adults and...More

2  Thank hic-et-procul
Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your feedback, we're pleased you had an enjoyable visit and will share your comments with the whole team.

Reviewed 7 October 2018

As we live quite close to the museum we decided it was about time we made this visit. The building itself is quite beautiful and we were more than happy with the exhibits inside. The history of the Royal Engineers is most interesting guiding you...More

Thank Bez-Mark-Mayes
Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Kent's largest Military museum and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Really great museum with something for all ages. Well designed accessible displays telling the history of the Royal Engineers and some amazing machines and artefacts. Excellent facilities for families too, and a lovely cafe area with the museum around you. Loved the huge section of...More

Thank SimeyWimey
Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for your review. It's particularly pleasing to hear that you like the family facilities and cafe as, based on customer feedback, we have enhanced those over the past year.

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Brilliant military museum loads of exhibits starting with bridging tanks outside and finishing with a stunning medal room extremely moving reading the heroism of some of these brave men

Thank Steve L
Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Steve - thank you very much for your review. We are pleased you had an enjoyable visit to the Museum.

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Very good in here, I believe you could spend 4 hours in here and still not get to see and read everything. Your ticket permits you a full 12 months entry so if you live close you could go regular, if you don’t live close...More

Thank clokedavid
Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for your hearty recommendation - we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back to Kent's largest military museum very soon.

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