Exhibition to reveal mysteries of Bridge Works

A new exhibition will unveil the mysteries of one of the country’s oldest charities.

The Rochester Bridge Trust has provided and maintained crossings of the River Medway for more than 600 years – with the first bridge on the site built almost 2,000 years ago – but there is still much that remains unknown about the organisation among the general public, as visitors to the Bridge Works exhibition will discover.

Telling the story of the crossings that have helped shape the Medway area and the organisation that owns and looks after them, the free exhibition will take place in the newly restored crypt at Rochester Cathedral. There will also be a selection of activities to engage young visitors.

Caroline Chisholm, Education Officer at the Trust, explained: “Children aren’t always keen on historical exhibitions, but we really want to reach out to the whole community, so we’ve devised a series of activities to appeal to youngsters, that will be available throughout the exhibition.

“On Monday, 23rd October, to tie in with the start of half term and the first day of the exhibition, we will be running a series of extra activities and challenges for children to take part in – so do come along and join in the fun.”

The exhibition opens on Monday, 23rd October, it will run until June 2018, and is open daily from 10am until 4pm. Find out more about the exhibition at  www.rbt.org.uk/bridgeworks.

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