Today the family and I took a trip across the Thames into deepest darkest Kent (Maidstone to be precise) to make the most of the Bank Holiday. Our target was the Maidstone Museum and, for me at least, the Regimental Museum housed within its walls. The Regimental Museum of the Queens Own is small but crammed with a fascinating collection of memorabilia and medals that showcase the Regiments illustrious history.
Pride of place goes to the Sutlej Gun and four Victoria Crosses but the museum also holds a vast collection of other medals and items of keen interest.
Both Maidstone Museum and the Regimental Museum within it are Free admission and well worth a visit if you have a couple of hours to spare.
Nice one Lee, your kids are very tolerant or that's what Ray said!ReplyDelete
Your a lucky boy, if I suggested a Bank Holiday trip to Maidstone Museum, I'd get a swift kick in the nads 4 times! Now I'm off to give Fran some of the same!ReplyDelete
What a cracking looking looking museum and a great day out to boot.ReplyDelete
Good stuff :) I'm going to be down that way myself next week, I'll try and pop in.ReplyDelete
Looks nice there. They cover one of the younger regiments there... Surely interesting for WWI and WWII.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks again for a nice input into our heritage. I do like your posts.ReplyDelete
Good thing that's not in New Zealand or someone would probably flog the VCs and sell them on the black market!ReplyDelete
It is a nice Museum. Glad you avoided the cannibal tribes living in the Fremlin's wark car park basement. To think they knocked down a brewery to build that.ReplyDelete
Looks like a great museum, Lee. Another grand day out!ReplyDelete