Queen's Royal West Kent Regiment Museum
An independent museum housed within Maidstone Museum, it tells the story of this famous local regiment, beginning with its forebears, the local Militia and the 50th and 97th Foot, and recounting their exploits during the British Army’s many 18th and 19th century campaigns.
It continues with the Royal West Kent’s service in the First World War, their dramatic and harrowing exploits during the Siege of Kohima in the Second World War and ends with their eventual amalgamation with other regiments in 1961.
The fabulous Sutlej Gun and the Museum’s four Victoria Crosses are some of the many treasures on display.
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
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