Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 May 2024

26 days 6 hours 44 mins 59 secs

Join us at the REME Museum for our annual re-enactment and living history event "Wartime Britain" over the weekend of 11 - 12 May 2024!

Come along for an amazing weekend exploring the equipment, military life and home front culture experienced by many during World War II.


  • WW2-era vehicles from the Museum’s Reserve Collection and from private collectors and enthusiasts around the country
  • Re-enactment/living history groups and individuals re-telling the history and stories of those who lived through World War II
  • Period costume
  • Live demonstrations of WW2 equipment, including firearms
  • Performances from the Lyneham Military Wives Choir

Don't just take it from us

"Very enjoyable visit. Lots to see in the museum itself. The 1940s weekend was an absolute joy." - westcountrybird, Tripadvisor, May 2023.

"Wartime Britain weekend - great success" - Danyall_UK, Tripadvisor, May 2023.

Wartime Britain 2019 - 2023 by REMEMuseum

Don't forget to tag us in all your snaps on the day @REME_Museum #WartimeBritain #REMEMuseum

Further Information

Refreshments will be available to purchase from Crown's Café, which will only be open to visitors with a ticket to the event. 

Free parking is available in our large car park, including Blue Badge spaces on a first-come-first-served basis. We ask that you please reserve a parking space if you need one in advance! Once the parking spaces are gone, they're gone! If you can, please consider travelling by alternative means.

Dogs are welcome on the Museum grounds but are not allowed inside the building, with the exception of assistance dogs. Please be aware that during our Wartime Britain event, there may be loud noises from 'live'-firing of firearms which could scare dogs visiting. Check our schedule and event map on the day to make preparations for these times. 

If you have any further questions about visiting us or the event, please check our FAQs and Accessibility information or contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you into our 1940s event!

Tickets now on sale!