India Week – Summer Family Activities @ Royal Engineers Museum

India Week

This year marks one hundred years since the end of the First World War. To mark this event visit our exhibition VC: For Valour – Sapper VCs of the First World War, plus you can enjoy various First World War-related craft activities. Tues – Fri throughout the summer holidays – activities change every day.

Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm


Tuesday 24 July – Royal Flying Corps, Make An Aeroplane

During the First World War, the Royal Flying Corps had the important job of defending Britain and its allies I the air. At the age of 18, the most famous Indian pilot, Indra Lal “Laddie” Roy became the Second Lieutenant of the RFC. Create a wooden model of a plane like Indra Lal Roy would have flown, and find out what happened to him during the war.

Wednesday 25 July – Talwar Swords

The talwar swords were the traditional style of sword used by the Sikhs in the Indian Army. These thinner, slightly curved blades could be used in both cavalry and infantry fighting. Create a card model of a talwar sword and see how it felt to fight like a soldier of the Indian Army.

Thursday 26 July – Chakra

While the Indian Army was fighting with the British Army, the Sikhs still occasionally used the traditional weapons of India. The Chakra was a disk-shaped blade that could be thrown like a Frisbee or held in close combat. Create a card model of a Chakra and become a soldier of the Indian Army.

Friday 27 July – Hands-on-History First World War Style

Spark your imagination and help bring history to life by handling First World War artefacts from the Museum’s collection and create a replica from the weeks First World War Indian theme.


Normal Admission prices apply, ticket valid for 12 months.

£2 per activity per child (Loyalty cards available buy 5 different activities and get 6 activity free).

Suitable for age 3+ but all are welcome.

Pricing Information

Ticket Prices

Adult – £8.80
Child (Aged 5-15 Years) – £4.40
Senior Citizen – £7.00
Student – £7.00
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) – £23.50

Ticket prices are for annual tickets – Free return visits for 12 months

Plus £2 per child, per activity.