Our Stories

Since the time our story started in 1794, we have been witness to many interesting characters and intriguing events, while at the same time playing a key role in many pivotal moments in British military history. In this section of the website we share the fascinating stories of just a small selection of these people and events. These stories are also available to see on the touchscreens in our museum. If you have a story that you think we should add, please get in touch with our curator.

The Zoologist
Professor had his 21st birthday fighting in the desert, and studied desert wildlife
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Colonel's Gallipoli Diary
Vivid diaries from the Gallipoli front line
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The Timechart Project
The story behind our museum timeline, created by Y8 students from Bennett School
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Jane Austen’s Friend
Nicholas Roundell Toke, Cornet of the East Kent Yeomanry who lived at Godinton House near Ashford
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The Curator
The late Boris Mollo, the inspiration behind our museum at Hever
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