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, Archive, Transport heritage site, Science centre, Library

Opening hours

Museum: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 to 16:30
Café: Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 16:00 (hot food served until 14.30)

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 excellent cafe serving both hot meals and refreshments. A large free car park with disabled parking is also available. There is disabled access throughout the Museum.

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.
FV434 in the REME Museum

The REME Museum Tank Hunt

  • 2 — 24 February 2019 *on now

Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 23rd February, from 10 am to 4.30 pm each day.

We have hidden little tanks all over the Museum for you to find. The hunt runs through the Half Term.

The hunt is included in the standard museum admission. You may pre-pay Museum tickets on Eventbrite who will add a booking fee. No booking fee for tickets purchased on the day at the REME Museum. No pre-booking required for this activity, just turn up and enjoy.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 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, over 60s): £5

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

Website

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

LEGO

Lego Engineering Family Workshop

  • 10 April 2019 10:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-3pm

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

Session designed for over 6 year olds. Pre-booking required (call, email or book online via Eventbrite). Two workshops available starting at 10:30 and 13:30, each workshop takes 2 hours to complete. This session is included in the standard museum admission. Adult supervision needed at all times, the REME Museum will not take responsibility for any child.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

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/lego-engineering-family-workshop-tickets-54586594975

REME Egg!

Easter Egg Painting

  • 18 April 2019 11am-2:30pm

Paint Easter Eggs with a REME twist.

Drop in between 11 and 12.30 or 13.00 and 14:30 to paint your own REME Easter Egg.

Pre-booking advised. 50p per child (museum admission also required). Adult supervision needed at all times. Booking advised, contact us for more details.

Suitable for

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

Admission

Museum Admission (with activities) cost:

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

Egg Painting: 50p per child

Website

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

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

REME Museum Home Page

http://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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