REME Museum

REME Museum Interior
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The REME Museum tells the history of the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. The Corps was formed in 1942 and still undertaking its original function of keeping the army's machines and weapons fitting fit.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Transport heritage site, Science centre

Opening hours

Museum: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 to 16:30
Café: Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 to 16:00

Admission charges

Adult: £7

Child: £5 (ages 5 – 16)

Under 5s: free

Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children): £21

Gold Card members: free

Serving military: £4

Concession (students with id, OAPs): £5

Ex-REME (with association card or other REME membership details): £4

Please contact the Museum for information about group bookings, school trips and research fees.

Discounts

  • Museums Association
Getting there

The museum is located next to MoD Lyneham just off Calne Road (A3102). Approximately 5 miles South West from Royal Wotton Bassett.

Additional info

The museum has a shop and cafe which serves light lunches in the week. A large free car park with disabled parking is also available.

The museum collection shows military technological development as used by the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) in maintaining and repairing the Army's equipment since 1942. The Corps of REME is responsible for recovering, repairing and maintaining the equipment of the British Army. This includes their vehicles (armed and unarmed), aircraft, radar, control and firing equipment, optics, medical and dental, electronics and diagnostic testing equipment.

Exhibits contrast the vehicles of 1942 with todays equivalent,i.e.the Scammell Pioneer and the Challenger Armoured Recovery Vehicle. The REME medals collection illustrate REME trademens skills in the field and their gallantry. The uniforms, models and dioramas, radar, telecommunications and weapons show the developing trades and training of REME craftsmen. The Corps Documentary, Technical and Pictorial Archives cover all areas of REME life and work and are available to researchers by booking in advance. Reserve collections are available by booking in advance.

Collection details

Archives, Aviation, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Land Transport, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Brake mine missile
  • Black box technology
  • Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle (Sherman BARV)
  • Challenger Armoured Recovery Vehicle (CRARRV)
  • Willis Jeep
  • Vickers Machine Gun
  • Multi Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
  • Bowman
  • Victoria Cross
  • Scout Helicopter
  • Scammell Pioneer
  • 1947 Volkswagen Mark II (Beetle)
  • David Rowland Painting "Corporal CJG (Fred) Comber MC"
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Gnome Hunt

The REME Museum Gnome Hunt

  • 17 July — 9 September 2018 *on now

Each gnome tells a different part of the REME story and will be hiding throughout the Museum. Come along and explore the museum, finding gnomes as you go. Everyone who enters the hunt gets a treat at the end plus one lucky gnome hunter will win REME Museum goodie bag.

Hunt sheets with souvenir pencil cost 50p and are available from the Museum shop. The hunt runs every day the Museum opens during the Summer Holidays.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 14-15

Admission

Adults £7, Children £5, Families (2 adults and up to 3 children) £21, Concessions £5, Under 5s FREE, Gold Card holders and immediate family FREE. Hunt sheets with souvenir pencil cost 50p.

Website

http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/whats-on

LEGO at the REME Museum

Lego Engineering Family Workshop

  • 1 August 2018 10:30am-12:30pm, 12:30-2:30pm

Using our LEGO education sets, families make a working bomb disposal vehicle with motors, pulleys and cogs. Your task will be to build a working vehicle to move a bomb in just 1 hr. This workshop is delivered by our Education Officer and is a great chance for the whole family to get involved. There is a small prize for the wining team

Additional Information
Pre-booking required and there are two workshops available starting at 10:30 and 13:30, each workshop takes 2 hours to complete. £1 per child (in addition to the standard museum admission for the child and adult). Adult supervision needed at all times, the REME Museum will not take responsibility for any child.
Limited spaces available so please book soon by either buying a workshop upgrade ticket online with Eventbrite (with booking fee); contacting us directly at enquiries@rememuseum.org.uk or call 01249 894 869. We hope to see you here!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Museum entrance fee: Adults £7, Children £5, Families (2 adults and up to 3 children) £21, Concessions £5, Under 5s FREE, Gold Card holders and immediate family FREE. Workshop costs £1 per child (in addition to the standard museum admission for the child and adult)

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lego-engineering-family-workshop-tickets-44789655064

Camouflage

Hide and Seek: Camouflage Craft Activity

  • 3 August 2018 11am-3:30pm

A chance to design a uniform to hide in any environment and make your own camouflaged Army truck. This fun family workshop is a drop in session with no need to book. There will also be a chance to handle real Army uniforms that have been used by REME over the past 75 years.

This fun family workshop is a drop in session with no need to book. You may pre-pay tickets on Eventbrite who will add a booking fee. No booking fee for tickets purchased on the day at the REME Museum.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £7, Children £5, Families (2 adults and up to 3 children) £21, Concessions £5, Under 5s FREE, Gold Card holders and immediate family FREE

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hide-and-seek-camouflage-craft-activity-tickets-46982403634

Shelters

Survival Shelters Workshop

  • 23 August 2018 1:30-3pm

Can you build a shelter out of junk in only 20 minutes? There will be a chance to see how the Army build shelters before working in teams to build your own within the Museum grounds. Watch out, our Education Officer will be testing them with a watering can with you inside!

Pre-booking required the workshop starts at 13:30 and takes 1 hour to complete. £1 per child (in addition to the standard museum admission for the child and adult). Adult supervision needed at all times, the REME Museum will not take responsibility for any child.

Limited spaces available so please book soon by either buying a workshop upgrade ticket online with Eventbrite (with booking fee); contacting us directly at enquiries@rememuseum.org.uk or call 01249 894 869. We hope to see you here!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

Museum admission fee: Adults £7, Children £5, Families (2 adults and up to 3 children) £21, Concessions £5, Under 5s FREE, Gold Card holders and immediate family FREE. £1 per child (in addition to the standard museum admission for the child and adult)

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/survival-shelters-workshop-tickets-46006219842

Build a truck

Big Wheels Family Activity

  • 28 August 2018 11am-3:30pm

Build trucks to roll down ramps or recue broken down vehicles is our indoor education area. We will also lay on extra truck based craft for families to enjoy.
This fun family workshop is a drop in session with no need to book. You may pre-pay tickets on Eventbrite who will add a booking fee. No booking fee for tickets purchased on the day at the REME Museum.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 0-4

Admission

Museum Admission fee: Adults £7, Children £5, Families (2 adults and up to 3 children) £21, Concessions £5, Under 5s FREE, Gold Card holders and immediate family FREE

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-wheels-family-activity-tickets-46983349463

LEGO

Lego Engineering Family Workshop

  • 30 August 2018 10:30am-12:30pm, 1-3pm

Using our LEGO education sets, families make a working vehicle with motors, pulleys and cogs. Your task will be to build a working vehicle to recover a broken down crane in just 1 hr. This workshop is delivered by our Education Officer and is a great chance for the whole family to get involved. There is a small prize for the wining team.

Pre-booking required and there are two workshops available starting at 10:30 and 13:30, each workshop takes 2 hours to complete. £1 per child (in addition to the standard museum admission for the child and adult). Adult supervision needed at all times, the REME Museum will not take responsibility for any child.

Limited spaces available so please book soon by either buying a workshop upgrade ticket online with Eventbrite (with booking fee); contacting us directly at enquiries@rememuseum.org.uk or call 01249 894 869. We hope to see you here!

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Museum Admission fee: Adults £7, Children £5, Families (2 adults and up to 3 children) £21, Concessions £5, Under 5s FREE, Gold Card holders and immediate family FREE. £1 per child (in addition to the standard museum admission for the child and adult).

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lego-engineering-family-workshop-tickets-45968553180

Getting there

The museum is located next to MoD Lyneham just off Calne Road (A3102). Approximately 5 miles South West from Royal Wotton Bassett.

REME Museum
MoD Lyneham
Calne Road
Lyneham
Wiltshire
SN15 4XX
England

Website

www.rememuseum.org.uk

E-mail

enquiries

enquiries@rememuseum.org.uk

Education Service

education@rememuseum.org.uk

Director

bill.cleasby@rememuseum.org.uk

Senior Curator

judy.booth@rememuseum.org.uk

Telephone

01249 894869

Education Officer

0118 976 3254

Director

0118 976 3227

Senior Curator

0118 976 3563

Collection Manager

0118 976 3374

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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