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Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum

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Visit if going to Hever Castle

This museum is in the grounds of Hever Castle and worth visiting. The history of this regiment is... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
PETER T
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Margate, United Kingdom
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Brilliant Regimental Museum.

We visited this museum by chance whilst visiting Hever Castle. The history of this regiment & its... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
martinhW7937GE
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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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The new museum, opened in 2015, describes the history of the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry regiments from 1794 to the present day. The museum is designed for visitors of all ages, with many displays, four touch screens, and reconstructions of a...more
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is in the grounds of Hever Castle and worth visiting. The history of this regiment is unbelievable something I was not aware of. The artefacts are numerous and the museum certainly has your attention when in there. The interaction within is very good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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bir_el_gubi, General Manager at Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

What more can we add! Thanks for your wonderful review.

Reviewed 21 October 2018

We visited this museum by chance whilst visiting Hever Castle. The history of this regiment & its later augmentation in the British Army is fascinating..its history spans from the Napoleanic Wars to modern day. The various regiments have seen action in all major conflicts during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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bir_el_gubi, General Manager at Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Like most regiments in the British Army today, we have come though a complex series of amalgamations of many historic regiments. We still carry with pride our connections with the local communities in Kent and the County of London. We believe our visitors want us...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

It doesn't look much from the outside, but on entering the hut there is a lot of information to read and items to view. A good addition to the grounds for those interested in the military.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Tucked away beside the entrance at Hever CStle,easily overlooked but especially interesting for Kent locals

Date of experience: September 2018
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chris s, General Manager at Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for your kind review. There is special significance in our Kent connections, and also in our connections with the old County of London. The Kent Yeomanry’s connection is of course with Kent; the Sharpshooters are the County of London Yeomanry.

Reviewed 19 August 2018

well laid out exhibition with many interactive items, this museum is well worth a visit whilst at the castle

Date of experience: August 2018
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chris s, General Manager at Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you very much for your kind feedback

Reviewed 28 May 2018

A very interesting museum had loads of uniforms worn through the years up to modern day and a large collection of medals

Date of experience: May 2018
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chris s, General Manager at Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for your visit and the appreciation of the uniforms and medals.

Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is situated on the hill past the gift shop to the right of the castle. There is an armoured car and an anti tank gun outside. The museum is small but has a detailed history of the Yeomanry from its inception at the time...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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chris s, General Manager at Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your review, its great you had an interesting visit. There are also four quizzes on our touch screens for historians young and old!

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Real step back in time with a great historic regiment. Attached to the Hever Castle visit, a not to miss experience. Only a short visit but they have crammed so much in, kids will love the interactive experience taking you through history from Waterloo, The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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chris s, General Manager at Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your comments. We are always on the look out for new stories to add to our displays. People with stories they might want to share can get in touch via volunteers@ksymuseum.org.uk. Naturally if people have medals associated with our soldiers we would...More

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We visited today when we visited the Castle. This is only a small museum but we'll worth a visit. The section of WW1 trench was very good and the sound effects gave you a little idea what life in the trenches must have been like....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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chris s, General Manager at Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

I am very glad you found our trench display effective. The sound effects were put together by Dan Taylor our Curator - it's his voice barking out the orders! Did you also find the voice recording of Brian Osborne's letters (the schoolboy stowaway at Gallipoli)...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017

A great exhibition offering much more than you would expect. Sound effects and a good selection of military exhibts

Date of experience: December 2017
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chris s, General Manager at Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you for your very encouraging review. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. Chris

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