image REME Museum Challenge

The Learning Team at the REME Museum know how difficult it is at the moment looking after family at home and coping with the Covid-19 emergency. To help you keep small people busy we are creating downloadable worksheets, activities and videos covering REME history, World War Two and STEM topics.

We will post new resources on our new, dedicated page, on our Facebook page and on our new Youtube channel every Friday. If you take part take a quick photo and share it with us on social media with the tag #rememuseumchallenge.

Stay tuned and stay safe!

image School Workshops

With the Museum closed to the public and schools closed we are not currently offering school workshops. All bookings have been cancelled until further notice.

Whether you are looking to enhance STEM, history or creative writing classes, a trip to the REME Museum is an excellent choice for all ages.

Our school workshops are delivered by our Education Officer, Andrew, an experienced former teacher. Sessions are curriculum focused and delivered in our dedicated Education Suite or, when it’s sunny, in our extensive grounds.

Sessions cost just £5 per pupil and include an optional self-led Museum visit.

We have listed our most popular workshops below, but we are keen to work with you to tailor or develop sessions to meet your needs.

Free re-entry for pupils

We are offering every pupil that visits as part of a school trip unlimited free entry for 12 months after their workshop, when accompanied by a paying adult.

Simply show your child’s voucher, issued after their workshop, at the front desk and come back as many times as you like.

Once issued the voucher is valid for 12 months and cannot be used for delivered services such as school workshops or special activities like trails or assault course admittance.

Booking information

To discuss workshops, request more information or make a booking email Mr Andrew Skelton at education@rememuseum.org.uk or call our enquiries line on 01249 894869.

Pre booking for school workshops is essential. If you are planning an informal visit for school-age children you may be interested in our Family fun and Resources pages.

We can host school workshops Tuesday through Friday. Some Saturday sessions are also available.

Sample risk assessments for workshops are available on request.

Pre-visits for teaching staff are free and encouraged. Please call ahead to let us know you are visiting.

All workshops can accommodate up to 34 pupils. Some sessions can be delivered twice over the course of a full day visit, accommodating 68 pupils.

Our sessions cost just £5 per pupil. Escorting adults go free. We charge a minimum of £100 for school groups.

We can also run our popular outdoor Assault Course for an extra £1 per pupil. This will be dependent on weather and group size. Please let us know in advance if you are interested in this option.

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Tanks vs Trucks: KS1 & EYFS D&T Workshop

A great chance to get up close and better understand the vehicles used by the Army. This workshop not only allows students to explore the specialties of the tanks and trucks used by REME, but also challenges them to build their own truck in small teams. This Design and Technology workshop also encourages communication skills and teamwork.

Duration: 1+ hours, plus visit to the Museum galleries

KS1 Curriculum links: D&T

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Lego Engineering: KS2, 3 & 4 D&T Workshop

Explore key features of the specialist REME vehicles on display in the Museum before tackling this engineering challenge. Students work in small groups to build a working Lego machine to solve problems the REME encounters when on operations. This session can be adapted to challenge KS3 and KS4 pupils.

Duration: 1+ hours, depending on your requirements, plus visit to the Museum galleries

KS2 Curriculum links: D&T, Science (Forces), English (Spoken language)

Great teamwork design and technology outdoor session

Survival Shelters: KS2 D&T Workshop

An outdoor teamwork challenge exploring the key features of Army shelters. Students have the chance to build their own shelter in the Museum grounds, with shelters being tested with water to see how effective they are! A fun workshop exploring designed to help develop team building and co-operation.

Duration: 1+ hours, plus visit to the Museum galleries

KS2 Curriculum links: D&T, English (Spoken Language)

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Meccano Makes It: KS2, 3 & 4 D&T Workshop

Get hands-on with this engineering challenge to solve a problem REME might encounter in the field. starting from scratch and simple tools plus using nuts and bolts can you create a vehicle, or a piece of equipment, that will solve your problem? Students work in small groups in this challenge, helping to develop team work alongside their D&T skills. This session can be adapted to challenge KS3 and KS4 pupils.

Duration: 1+ hours, depending on your requirements, plus visit to the Museum galleries

KS2 Curriculum links: D&T, Science (Forces), English (Spoken language)

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REME and WW2: KS1 & KS2 History Workshops

You start this workshop in our dedicated WW2 gallery, with its selection of objects and vehicles telling the story of the Corps of REME’s foundation in 1942. The students then move to the dedicated education suite, where they can focus on a number of different aspects of WW2. A selection of sessions can be chosen including; A Soldiers Life where students explore the lives of REME soldiers in WW2, Make Do and Mend/Dig for Victory where they learn about rationing, and its impact on life in Britain or a general Handling Session, where they get to experience all different aspects of life in WW2.   

Duration: 1+ hours, plus visit to the Museum galleries

KS1 and KS2 Curriculum links: History, English Literature

image Other Education Workshops

We can also host Scouting or Guiding units; run educational activities; give specialist tours to groups and have birthday parties here in the REME Museum. Please contact us for more information.