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“Fascinating”

Royal Engineers Museum
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Gillingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 amazing collection of bridge laying tanks the world’s first useable guided torpedo, a huge piece of the Berlin Wall, a Harrier Jump Jet and an enormous V2 Rocket. The Royal Engineers’ story is one of courage, innovation, skill and endurance which is told through the many galleries, enabling you to 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. With a host of interactive exhibits, indoor and outdoor play areas, a café and gift shop, there is plenty for all the family – tickets valid for a whole year!
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Opposite our hotel whilst on a speaking tour of Kent, and absolutely fascinating. So many exhibits and explanatory boards. Huge tanks, an aeroplane, trucks, but also photographs, and bios of historical figures. Inexpensive and most interesting. We went to the restaurant, and picked up the menu. "Don't bother looking, dear," said the lady behind the counter. "If it's not in the display cabinet, we ain't got it." Fortunately, there were two packets of sandwiches. My wife and I left the sausage roll for the next customer.

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Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Barrie - many thanks for your review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Visited this museum for the first time today, partly as I'd been involved with the knitted poppies project, and wanted to see the display. The poppies are amazing and beautifully displayed. The museum itself is huge with so much to see. Although I'm not the biggest fan of military history, I found plenty of interesting displays, and learnt so much.The museum is set out in a very thoughtful way. I noticed lots of chairs dotted around so you could easily take a rest. Lots of the displays are interactive, good fun for the young, and not so young! We visited the cafe but only had a drink as they did not have any sandwiches left today. This was a but of a shame as I was rather hungry and it was only 12.30! We spent over two hours looking round the museum. Our entrance fee ticket is valid for a year. I've no doubt we'll be back.

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Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Beverley - Thank you for your review. It's good to hear that you had an enjoyable visit to the Museum and we look forward to welcoming you back soon with your annual ticket!

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I took my 6 year old son who had an amazing time and so did I!

The tanks in the car park are a really great start to the visit and the indoor section is impressive too!

It’s really well set out and there’s plenty to keep you interested.

Well worth a visit!

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Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Adam - Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit, we really do value feedback from customers. It's great to hear you and your son had a good time and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is a very impressive museum if you are at all interested in the military. There is an impressive display of military hardware...tanks and the like which can be enjoyed from outside. Inside, you will feast on a treasury of military history.
Amongst other things the museum explores the life of the Corps of Engineers known as the Sappers

Staying overnight then we can recommend the excellent King Charles Hotel just across the road from the museum.

Thank Barry S
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Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Many thanks for your review - we're pleased to hear you had an enjoyable time with us.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The museum traces the the early days of the Royal Engineers to its current formation. Although compact it has a surprising no of exhibits and runs one off events to keep it relevant.

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Graham H, Manager at Royal Engineers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

David - many thanks for your review; we really do appreciate the feedback and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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