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Current exhibitions and events at the REME Museum, including special exhibitions, family activities and evening talks.

REME Military Ink July 3 - Dec 8th Lyneham

Current Exhibition

REME Museum Temporary Exhibition: Military Ink, 

Runs until 8th of December

Our fascinating new exhibition looks at the stories behind the military tattooing tradition. See our news article for more information.


Military Ink Live Tattooing Event

Wednesday 19th September

Adding another dimension to this exhibition experience there will be an afternoon of live tattooing as part of the exhibition programme.  Teri, from Teri-Fic Ink, will be at the Museum on the afternoon of Wednesday 19th of September tattooing participants.  If visitors would like to see the process at first-hand they are welcome to the Museum between 1pm and 4pm.  Teri is former REME and is now a tattoo artist based in Tidworth.  Read more here.


Museum Events and Activities

Half Term Assault Course and Codes and Comms Activities

Tuesday 30th October to Friday 2nd November

Activities run from 11 am to 3 pm each day

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.

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REME Spooks Trail

Tuesday 23th to Saturday 3rd October

The REME Spooks Trial runs during normal Museum hours, 10 am to 4.30 pm each day

Pick up your trail sheet at the Museum shop on arrival and see if you can crack the code. A chance to discover more about REME’s World War 2 spies in this fun museum-wide trial.

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REME Museum Christmas Fair and Market

Saturday 8th December

Get in the festive spirit, keep the kids busy and finish off your Christmas shopping! On Saturday, 8th December Santa Claus is coming to the REME Museum and he’s bringing craft activities, an indoor artisanal market, seasonal food and much more. For one day only your ticket gets you entry to the Museum and a hearty dose of Christmas cheer. If that’s not enough to get you carolling we don’t know what will!

Interested in booking a craft or food stall? We still have a few free tables if you wish to be apart of this festive event. Get in touch with the Museum for more details.

Doors open at 11am, last entry 3.30pm.

Admission to Santa’s Grotto comes with an additional fee, all other activities included in normal ticket price.


Evening talks

REME – The Army’s Professional Engineers, Colonel Clare Philips, REME Corps Colonel

17th October 2018 – Find out about the role of REME in the British Army and the work undertaken at MoD Lyneham. Book tickets now.


The Work of The Royal British Legion

7th November 2018 – How much do you know about the work of The Royal British Legion? In the run up to Remembrance Day why not join us to explore the history of the charity and its work locally. Remember the repatriation processions, discover local memorials and share in memories of the Great Pilgrimage 90 parade, held in Ypres in August 2018. Speakers include Tom Blundell, Chairman of the Royal Wootton Bassett branch; Gary Kendall, Vice Chairman; Maurice Baker, retired Chairman and Fi Hedges, Membership Support Office.

All ticket income will be split 50/50 between The Royal British Legion’s Poppy appeal and The REME Charity. Book tickets now


Additional Information on Evening Talks

Space will be limited and booking is required. These can be booked online or in person at the Museum.

All tickets cost £10 per person and will allow entry to the talk as well as time to view the main Museum and exhibition 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 and refreshments will be provided.