Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive

About This 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. ┬áThe 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.