Royal Engineers Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide

Key Facts

Gillingham, Kent
SatNav: Region:
ME4 1UR South East
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
General No
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 3 Open

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What’s Here

The Royal Engineers Museum of Military Engineering is dedicated to showing the history of the Corps of Royal Engineers up until the present day. The Corps pioneered military aviation in the UK with balloons, man-lifting kites, airships and aeroplanes until the formation of the RFC in 1912. The exhibits include a Harrier GR.3 in Belize Flight colours.


On the B2004, to the north of Chatham, Kent. Signposted.

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Opening Hours:

Open Tuesday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm; Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11.30am – 5.00pm. Closed Christmas week amd every Monday except Bank Holiday Mondays.


See official website for details.


Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Picnic area, Access for the disabled.

The ‘Heroes of Telemark’ mission
(photo, Dan Lord)
UXB – Bomb Disposal Work
(photo, Dan Lord)
Harier GR.3 XZ964
(photo, Dan Lord)
Bridging Equipment
(photo, Dan Lord)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
XZ964 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3 XZ964 Complete Displayed
Military balloon basket Complete Displayed
Vulcan hang-glider Complete Displayed

Note: Sioux AH.1 XT133 formerly stored here was exported to France.

More Information

Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME4 4UG. Tel: 01634 822839. e-mail:, website: Royal Engineers Museum.

Heavy Water Plant apparatus
(photo, Dan Lord)

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