Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum Trust

Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum Trust
Hever Castle
Hever, Edenbridge
Kent
TN8 7NG
England

Website

www.ksymuseum.org.uk

E-mail

curator@ksymuseum.org.uk

Telephone

01732 865224

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Our new museum will act as a living, interactive archive of the Regiment, first formed in Kent in 1794, inspiring visitors of all ages with the lives and achievements of the serving Yeoman of Kent and London. The regiment gained distinction in two World Wars, and today has serving squadrons – part of the Reserve Army – in Bexleyheath and Croydon.

It will cover life at war and on the Home Front, with medals, uniforms, militaria, film clips, oral histories, and a WW1 Gallipoli trench experience among the engaging touch screen displays and artefacts set to be on show.

Venue Type:

Museum

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Opening hours

March to December 1100-1700
The museum is currently closed for redevelopment, and will reopen in September 2015

Admission charges

Entry is included in the admission price to Hever Castle Limited. See www.hevercastle.co.uk. Discounts will be offered to former and current servicemen and women. No prior booking is needed

Collection details

Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles
  • Queen's Own West Kent Yeomanry
  • Kent Yeomanry
  • 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
  • 23rd London Armoured Car Company (Sharpshooters)
  • 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
  • 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
  • Kent and County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
  • Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Artists impression of the new museum

Official opening of new museum

  • 6 September 2015

The Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum will march into new, purpose-built facilities next year after reaching its £275,000 fundraising target.

The new museum will act as a living, interactive archive of the Regiment, which was first formed in Kent in 1794, inspiring visitors of all ages with the lives and achievements of the serving Yeoman of Kent and the County of London. The regiment gained distinction in two World Wars, and today has serving squadrons – part of the Reserve Army – in Bexleyheath and Croydon.

It will cover life at war and on the Home Front, with medals, uniforms, militaria, film clips, oral histories, and a WW1 Gallipoli trench experience among the engaging touch screen displays and artefacts set to be on show.

The museum will remain at Hever Castle, relocating from its current location within the castle keep to a new spacious building, camouflaged to resemble a military operations tent, situated in the castle grounds. An exciting programme of outreach activities in schools and the community is planned once the new building opens in summer 2015. The details of this programme will be announced in 2015.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Covered by admission charge to Hever Castle Grounds - see www.hevercastle.co.uk
20% discount for former and current servicemen / women.

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