The Centre houses a wide range of historical artifacts and memorabilia relating to the history of the gunpowder magazines and local area dating from 18th Century to present day. A large military collection can also be found, covering the Army, from Waterloo through to National Service. The history of the Brigade of Gurkhas is also highlighted, who now refer to ‘Purfleet Heritage’ as ‘their second museum’.
The Naval Collection has a wide range of exhibits relating to the Merchant and Royal Navy, dating from Nelson’s Battle of Trafalgar up to the Second World War, including the Fleet Air Arm and the Submariners.
The Royal Air Force is equally documented with memorabilia from WW1 & WW2. Here you will find the RAF Hornchurch Wing Collection, the largest display of uniforms, aircraft artifacts etc, relating to this famous aerodrome now on show in the country. Also represented are Bomber Command, the RAF Regiment and the Air Training Corps.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
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