About the museum

One of the three military museums designated under the National Designation scheme this museum houses one of the most important and comprehensive collections about all aspects of the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers and military engineering. It is a story about the Sappers and their courage, creativity and innovation. In peace and war the Corps has been everywhere and involved in everything.  The museum galleries deisplay exquisite Chinese embroideries given to General Gordon, drawings, letters and airgraphs,paintings and fine uniforms alongside Zulu shields from Rorke’s Drift, tanks, torpedoes,bridges and cehmical weapons. Regular temporary exhibitions are also held. The Library, founded in 1813, holds material as diverse as 1860’s photographs of Canada, classic military histories and World War 1 unit war diaries.


Corps of Royal Engineers, Royal Engineers, Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners, Corps of Royal Military Artificers, Indian Engineers including Bengal,Bombay and Madras groups, East Ind Company Engineers Groups, Royal Engineers Submarine Service, Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal, Military Survey.


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times

Tuesday to Sunday

10am - 5pm

Bank holidays

10am - 5pm


Christmas to mid January


Adult: £8.80
Child (5-16) £4.40
Child (under 5 years): free
Concession (senior): £7.00
Family (2+2): £23.50

Groups & schools: contact for prices


Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, ME7 1UR

Tel 01634 822839


Visiting Advice

Taxi or 1 mile walk from Gillingham station. By road from Gillingham: A231 from town centre towards Chatham, turn right at traffic lights into Prince Arthur Road. From Chatham: A231 Street and left at traffic lights into Prince Arthur Road.