Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive

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Chatham, Kent

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The Royal Engineers Museum covers the diverse and sometimes surprising work of the Royal Engineers. Learn about the first military divers, photographers, aviators and surveyors. See memorabilia relating to General Gordon and Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, Wellington's battle map from Waterloo and even a Harrier jump-jet. The superb medal displays include 25 Victoria Crosses, among more than 6,000 medals in the collection. The exhibits include locomotives, tanks, the first wire-guided torpedo, bridges, and models. See website for special event details.

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Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive
Prince Arthur Road, GILLINGHAM, Kent, ME7 1UR
Phone : 01634 822312

About the area

Discover Kent

The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.

Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages. 

In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.

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