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Royal Engineers Museum
The Royal Engineers Museum is Kent's only
designated museum of national and international importance. It
provides a fascinating insight into the debt owed by Britain to its
soldier engineers from the earliest times to the present day.
With 26 galleries and 6,000 exhibits, the
museum tells a fascinating story.
The First and Second World War galleries give
visitors a feel for life during the more gruelling parts of the
20th century. They depict the grim reality of life in the First
World War trenches, the glaring beams of Second World War
searchlights and offer a glimpse of a Medway family home under the
threat of invasion in 1940.
Displays include 55-ton tanks, a Harrier
ground attack aircraft, torpedoes, bridges, models, railway
locomotives, weapons, uniforms, a variety of medals (including 25
Victoria Crosses) and the very map used by the Duke of Wellington
during the battle of Waterloo.
The museum also has an extensive library of