As a Training Ground for War: How Sport Prepares Soldiers for the Battlefield Later this year the REME Museum will play host to a travelling exhibition on the Army’s proud sporting tradition. The Army has always played sport. Through peacetime and war, the British soldier has carried the boxing glove alongside the bayonet. Army sport […]

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Make a tank and become a military detective – as part of a fun-packed programme of half-term events at the REME Museum at Lyneham. There’s also a chance to test yourself against the best with the return of our famous Army assault course on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st of May. Challenge yourself to gain […]

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Women of REME: Tracking down REME women in the Museum’s collections The first port of call in creating a successful museum exhibition is looking at what’s already in your collection. Though the REME Museum holds nearly 130,000 across our archive and object collections, preparations for the REME Museum’s new exhibition, Women of REME, uncovered some […]

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Women of REME: New exhibition explores how women keep the punch in the Army’s fist Throughout REME’s history, women have worked alongside REME’s male fighting force, excelling in careers not always available to women in the civilian world. A new exhibition at the REME Museum tells the stories of some of these exceptional women. Women […]

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Going the extra mile to keep the British Army at peak effectiveness has always been the remit of the Corps of Royal of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).  Now it’s REME’s Museum that has also been recognised for “going the extra mile”, by being named as one of the Top 7 tourist attractions in South-West in the […]

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Curator Jennifer Allison has taken dozens of photographs of tattooed service personnel and veterans for the exhibition Military Ink, which opened on 3rd July at REME Museum, Lyneham in Wiltshire and will be running until December 8th.  This exhibition has been featured in national, regional and local press. Adding another dimension to this exhibition experience […]

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Tattooing may be traditionally associated with sailors, but the Army also has a strong tradition of decorating their skin, and a fascinating new exhibition at the REME Museum looks at the stories behind some of these images. Serving abroad and exposure to tattooing practices in exotic locations increased the popularity of tattooing amongst soldiers, and […]

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Recently Visit England announced the winners of its 2017 ‘attractions accolades’ in recognition of the quality visitor experiences on offer and REME Museum is proud to announce that the Museum was awarded the Visit England “Hidden Gem” accolade.  Attractions across England have been awarded Visit England Accolades in appreciation of the outstanding experiences they provide. REME Museum signed […]

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