The REME Museum of Technology

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South of Reading in rural Berkshire, the REME Museum of Technology 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.

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Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9.00am until 4.30pm.
Friday: 9.00am until 4.00pm.
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 11.00am until 4.00pm.
Saturday: Closed

Admission charges

£5.00 Adult.
£4.00 Child (under 5’s are free)
£15.00 Family Group (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)


  • Museums Association
Getting there

The museum is located next to Arborfield garrison just off Biggs lane. Approximately 4 miles from Wokingham and 8 miles from Reading.

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"

Getting there

The museum is located next to Arborfield garrison just off Biggs lane. Approximately 4 miles from Wokingham and 8 miles from Reading.

The REME Museum of Technology
Isaac Newton Road
(off Biggs Lane)




Education Service


Senior Curator


0118 976 3375

Education Officer

0118 976 3254


0118 976 3227

Senior Curator

0118 976 3563

Collection Manager

0118 976 3374

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