Learn about the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry through interactive, imaginative displays that bring to life the stories of their soldiers from 1794 to the present day.
Attractions in the museum include reconstructions of a World War I trench, with sound effects, and the interior of a World War II Cromwell tank turret. Four touch screens tell fascinating life stories of people who served in the regiment through the ages, with video clips and quizzes. Exhibits include original artefacts such as photographs, diaries, uniforms and equipment dating back to 1797, as well as guidons (flags), and medals. You can also research ancestors who may have served in the regiments.
For authenticity, the museum has been designed to resemble a military operations tent and has a Saladin armoured car and a 25lb field gun on site.
We recommend that you allow 30 minutes to enjoy the KSY Military Museum. Final entry is 45 minutes before the grounds close, and final exit is 15 minutes before they close. View opening times.
Armed Forces discounts are available at certain times of the year. More information can be found here.
N.B. the KSY Military Museum will reopen on Saturday 17 October.
ABOUT KENT AND SHARPSHOOTERS YEOMANRY MUSEUM TRUST
The Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum Trust is registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales, number 273329. It is a member of the Museums Association, The Association of Independent Museums and Kent Museums. It is also a member of the First World War Centenary Partnership led by the Imperial War Museum.
Funding for the new museum has been achieved thanks to large donations from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Armed Forces Community Covenant Trust (in partnership with Sevenoaks District Council), Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) and Garfield Weston Foundation, and numerous smaller donations from organisations and individuals.
Learn more about the history of the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum at www.ksymuseum.org.uk/ksym/index/museum