What Do Soldiers Wear?
15 February 2017
10 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 3 pm
At the Lyneham Garrison Community Centre
The REME Museum is offering a chance for families to try on past and present uniforms and handle original military medals in the Lyneham Garrison Community Centre. This fun drop in event will also have a craft activity for children and is open to all.
Activities are free, though Museum staff will be collecting donations towards the REME Museum Development Fund. It will be a great chance to make and take and also to talk to staff about what will be on offer for families once the REME Museum opens in April.
The Community Centre has a café, toilets, toys for young children, plenty of car parking and is fully accessible.
Activities suitable for children aged 4 to 12. Adult supervision is required.
Held at: Lyneham Garrison Community Centre, MoD Lyneham, Calne Road, Lyneham, Wiltshire, SN15 4PZ.
For more information, please call 01249 894 869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In our former home we created a range of temporary exhibitions, hosted special events and had activities such as evening seminars.
The new Museum will offer a similar range of activities which will be advertised on this page once the Museum has opened. To give you an idea of what we have done in the past, below are some examples of the range of activities we have offered.
The Museum hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year exploring different subjects of the collection in more detail. Past exhibitions have included ‘Letters from War’ which displayed letters sent to loved ones from soldiers, prisoners of war and family members; ‘Season’s Greetings from the Front’ which explored how soldiers celebrate Christmas whilst on operation; and ‘New Grounds’ which saw the Museum working with ten local artists to create contemporary art in response to the collection.
The Museum hosts a number of events throughout the year including half term activities aimed at families with young children. Half term activities have included a timed run around the Assault Course with help from REME soldiers, and events tied to times of the year such as Easter and Christmas.
Other special event days included our annual Blitz Day, Model Show and Volkswagen Day.
The Museum hosts evening talks by specialists relating to the temporary exhibition. In the past this has included talks by the Blue Cross animal charity and a talk by a historical adviser for Steven’s Spielberg’s War Horse to tie in with the temporary exhibition ‘Horse Drawn War’.
The Museum is also intending to start book clubs and daytime talks on subjects related to the Museum, the REME Corps, the British Army and the military.