As part of our successful bid for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are running a series of activities and events at the Museum and in the local community until October 2016.
The activities programme kicked off with a very well-attended talk by Professor Sir Hew Strachan, on the Yeomanry in World War One, on 6 September 2015.
This was followed by a talk in October by Dr Patrick Mileham and Professor Ian Beckett on “The Yeoman Spirit”, and a military antiques roadshow, and in November we held a talk by our assistant curator David Whitehouse on “Researching ancestors who have served with the British Army”.
During 2016 we have hosted a visit by military modelmakers, and run talks on “Waterloo – A soldier’s perspective” – a talk by Lt Gen Sir Barney White-Spunner, Honorary Colonel of the Royal Yeomanry; “Churchill” – a talk by his grandson the Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames MP, Honorary Colonel of the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry; “The Reporting of War” – a talk by our curator, Dan Taylor, focusing on the battle of Villers Bocage, and another talk by Dan on “Crossing the Rover Volturno – a triumph of Sharpshooter ingenuity”.
At the museum we have run conservation events, workshops on developing stories for our touchscreens, a map reading challenge, and a tour of the pillboxes in the castle grounds.
Our Heritage Lottery Funded programme of activities finished at the end of 2016. Going forward, we intend to run further events on an occasional basis, including during the Hever Castle Home Front weekend which is usually the last weekend of June.
There will also be opportunities to help out with conservation and maintenance.
Please keep an eye on the news section of our website for announcements about the timing of these activities. We very much look forward to welcoming you.