REME Museum

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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

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.
REME Museum Assault Course

Mini Assault Course & family activities

  • 24 October 2017 11am-3pm
  • 26 October 2017 11am-3pm

There will be specially laid on craft activities in the Museum for all to enjoy. This includes sending army messages with our authentic battlefield telephones as well as making your own paper cup phone to take home. There will also be a chance to make your own brake down truck from our Thinkertoy, a fun construction toy suitable for all ages.

All these activities will run on both the 24th and 26th October and are included in the standard museum admission fee.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 0-4

Admission

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

Website

http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/whatson.aspx

Gnome Hunt Poster

October Half Term Gnome Hunt

  • 24 — 28 October 2017

The REME Gnomes are back! 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 cost 30p and are available from the Museum shop.

Gnome hunts run during normal Museum hours, 10 am to 4.30 pm each day

Treat for every gnome hunter plus a chance to enter the prize draw. Hunt sheets cost 30p

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

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

Hunt sheets: 30p

Website

http://www.rememuseum.org.uk

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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