The main Museum building is currently closed due to maintenance work...read more
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.