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Concrete Castles

16th January - 22nd December

Square image of a set of pillboxes within a brown border. The words Concrete Castles Britain's war defences of 1940 are written above in a grey font. Below is the Royal Engineers Musuem logo.

A contemporary art exhibition exploring the ‘Concrete Castles’, the forgotten pillboxes scattered across Britain’s coastlines. The exhibition rediscovers these Second World War defence structures, hastily built in 1940 under the threat of German invasion, many of which now lie forgotten and crumbling into the landscape.

The Royal Engineers have a long history of fortifications, from their earliest days in the Board of Ordnance, to more recent works in Afghanistan. The exhibition displays just a few of the plans and photographs of the Royal Engineers, which are usually housed in the Museum archives.

For more information, please visit our website.

Details

Start:
16th January
End:
22nd December
Website:
www.re-museum.co.uk

Venue

Royal Engineers Museum
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, ME7 1UR
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Other

Genre
Art, Heritage
Audience
Adults
Accessibility
Accessible venue (including toilets)
Location
Gillingham