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, Library

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, Disabled): £5

Forces Veteran (with MoD card or other 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.
MAN SV(R) in Action

REME – The Army’s Professional Engineers: A talk by Colonel Clare Philips

  • 17 October 2018 7-9pm *on now

Find out about the role of REME in the British Army and the work undertaken at MoD Lyneham.

Space will be limited and booking is required.

All tickets cost £10 per person and will allow entry to the talk, refreshments as well as time to view the main Museum and exhibition after hours when the talk has ended. All talks run from 7 pm to 8 pm. Doors open from 6.30 pm and the Museum will close at 9 pm.

Image Source: Defense Imagery, Crown Copyright

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

All tickets cost £10 per person and will allow entry to the talk, refreshments as well as time to view the main Museum and exhibition after hours when the talk has ended.

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reme-the-armys-professional-engineers-an-evening-talk-by-colonel-clare-philips-reme-corps-colonel-tickets-48162581578

1/2 term poster

Half Term Assault Course and Codes and Comms Activities

  • 30 October — 1 November 2018
  • 2 November 2018 11-12am

Our kid’s assault course will be open offering young ones a chance to have a go on this soldier-led activity. There will also be specially devised codes and communication themed activities in the Museum for all to enjoy. These include building your own code making devices to send secret messages via our battlefield telephones, semaphore flags or morse code machines.

All these activities are in addition to the galleries, vehicles, interactives and quizzes available in the Museum every day. The Museum opens 10 am to 4:30 pm (last entry at 3:30 pm) every Tuesday to Saturday.

Every visit to the REME Museum helps support the good work of the REME Charity as well as preserving the history of this Corps.

The assault course is suitable for children aged 5 to 12. All activities require adult supervision. No need to book, these are all turn up and go events and are included in the standard Museum admission fee. If you wish, tickets can be purchased in advance via our Eventbright site.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Adult: £7

Child: £5 (ages 5 – 16)

Under 5s: free

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

Gold Card Members & Immediate Family: free

Serving Military (With Vaild ID): £4

Forces Veterans (With Forces Discount Card or Veteran Pin): £4

Concession (students with id, over 60s, disabled): £5

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/codes-and-comms-family-activities-and-assault-course-tickets-49981833008

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

Telephone

Enquiries

01249 894869

Education Officer

01249 894870

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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