Royal Engineers Museum
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The museum was established in 1813 and features uniforms, maps, drawings, historic photos, paintings, and weapons as diverse as tanks, chemical weapons, torpedoes, and bridges.
The museum is composed of separate galleries, each covering a distinct time period. The first gallery covers the King's Engineers from 1066 through 1790 and includes displays on the role of engineers in building medieval castles. Another gallery covers the Napoleonic War period. Among the fascinating exhibits in this gallery are a lock of Napoleon's hair and the map of Waterloo used by Wellington at the famous battle.
Further galleries cover Victorian Wars, including the Crimean and Boer Wars, World War I, World War II, post-WWII, and a special Medal Gallery of military medallions. There is a separate outside display area for larger, more modern items, including bridge laying machinery, D-Day locomotives, bomb disposal drilling machine, and tanks.
About Royal Engineers Museum
Address: Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent, England, ME4 4UG
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Off the A231 in the cente of Gillingham
Website: Royal Engineers Museum
Photo Credit: Danny Robinson, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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