Rolls-Royce Exhibition At Dover Museum

Thursday, 19 August 2010
A unique exhibition on the iconic Rolls-Royce company and its many connections to the Dover area reaches the end of its successful run at Dover Museum on 5 September.

The exhibition features a range of incredible objects borrowed from different museums and personal collections across the country. It was launched as part of the celebrations in Dover this summer for the 100th anniversary of the first non-stop return flight across the channel by CS Rolls, and has already attracted visitors from all over the world.

The display at Dover Museum features a range of attractions, including a very rare Rolls-Royce Eagle Engine, Rolls-Royce's first aero engine - designed by Henry Royce at his home whilst he was living in St Margaret's in 1915. Only seven of these engines now survive in the UK and this is the first time one has been displayed locally. Also included are personal items including photos, letters, trophies and paintings associated with Royce, Rolls and the company's first managing director, Claude Johnson, who lived at Kingsdown, and a film show featuring the history of the company, and original footage of the Wright brothers' 'Wright Flyer' in flight.

Entry to Dover Museum remains free to local residents. For more information on the Rolls-Royce celebrations, visit or for information on Dover Museum, go to or call 01304 201066.

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