A Heritage Lottery Fund supported community project. Join the Royal Engineers Museum Library and Archive and the Brompton History Research Group in celebrating the 200th anniversary the Royal Engineers in Brompton.

On Saturday 30th May 2012 a brand new exhibition will open at the Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive. This exhibition takes a look at how the past 200 years of living side by side with the Corps of Royal Engineers has affected civilian life in the unique village of Brompton.

The exhibition, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has been curated by members of the Brompton History Research Group. It features items from the Royal Engineers Museum’s stores which have never previously been on display alongside objects on loan from members of the local community. The exhibition will also showcase some of the oral histories the Museum and the History Group have been collecting over the past few months.

Amy Adams, Project Coordinator said “The exhibition is a chance for the Brompton History Research Group and Royal Engineers Museum to tell the other side of the story, that of the civilians that have lived and worked with the Royal Engineers for 200 years.”

The exhibition is supported by a new website, http://www.bromptonhistory.org.uk which will also go live on Saturday 30th May. This website will take a more in depth look at the topics covered in the exhibition and also allow members of the public to upload their own stories and memories of Brompton. If you enjoy the exhibition and want to learn more why not take a look at the website.

The exhibition is included in the price of the Royal Engineers Museum entrance ticket which is valid for 12 months. It is free for serving Royal Engineers.

The Museum will be open from 11:30am on Saturday 30th May, which is also Armed Forces Day. The exhibition will run until December 31st, after which parts of the exhibition will go on tour around the local libraries of Medway. The website will go live on Saturday 30th June and will be continually updated with new research.

Other events and activities linked with the project include: FREE Guided Tours of Brompton see www.re-museum.co.uk/events for list of times and dates FREE Schools outreach sessions and teachers pack (KS1&2) Outreach and museum sessions available NOW! Teacher’s pack available from June 30th 2012

For more information please contact: Amy Adams, Project Coordinator on 01634 822261 or assistant-curator@rhqre.co.uk alternatively visit http://www.re-museum.co.uk

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