Temporary Exhibitions Visiting our temporary displays is an opportunity to see rarely displayed artefacts and dive into REME stories not featured in the Museum's permanent display spaces. We like to use exhibitions to explore topical themes, newly uncovered history and ideas to get you talking. We change these displays as often as twice a year. Entry is included with admission. To complement exhibitions we host talks and activities. Check our Events page to see what's coming up. Book tickets to visit now Current exhibitions HRH Prince Philip: REME's Colonel-in-Chief The recent passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has a particularly sad resonance for REME, as Prince Philip was the Corps’ Colonel-in-Chief for over fifty years. This temporary exhibition opened in December 2021 and will run until the end of 2022, exploring the Duke’s long relationship with REME by displaying material from the Museum’s large collection. It is very fitting that the Duke is once thought to have said, “Everything that wasn’t invented by God was invented by an engineer.” The above banner depicts a photograph of HRH Prince Philip driving a FV434 Armoured Repair Vehicle, November 1976 on a visit to the BAOR. Admission is included with entry to the Museum. Last entry 14:30. "Remembering the Falklands: 40 Years On" and "Everything Changed" In a first for the Museum, we are hosting two digital exhibitions on an interactive multimedia table in our Remembrance Gallery. 40 years on from the Falklands conflict of 1982, we are "Remembering the Falklands" as we explore the role of REME personnel in supporting the British Armed Forces to liberate the islands. Though war was never formally declared, the Falkland Islands were designated a war zone by both sides. After ten weeks of fighting the islands were liberated, but it came at the cost of nearly 1,000 lives. REME supported British fighting forces by keeping equipment in working order, despite inhospitable conditions and the fact that the conflict was being fought approximately 8,000 miles across the Atlantic. Visit now to discover the ingenuity of REME personnel in adverse conditions, the impact of the conflict on all those involved, and the legacy that reaches into the present day. Interact with historic documents, photographs and first-hand accounts from those who were there. We are also delighted to be hosting a digital version of Graham Bound's photographic exhibition "Everything Changed". Graham was a local journalist who was born on the Falkland Islands and, unable to publish his newspaper under occupying forces, made extensive records of the conflict from beginning to end. This exhibition offers a unique perspective of the conflict; a Falkland Islander’s photographic record of invasion, occupation, war and aftermath. On deciding the title for his exhibition, Graham stated: "I believe that no-one who was in the Falklands then, whether civilian or combatant, British or Argentine, was left unchanged by the conflict." The physical prints are on display in the Stanley Museum, East Falkland for the Looking Forward at Forty celebrations. Admission is included with entry to the Museum. Last entry 14:30. Recent exhibitions Members of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers have been excelling at sport since the Corps was formed in 1942. REME Sport, Past and Present looked at historical sporting success alongside recent achievements across a range of disciplines, having launched in appropriate sporting fashion with an Olympic style torch relay around MOD Lyneham. As a Training Ground for War explored the links between sport and the armed forces. A collaboration between Sporting Heritage and the Army Museums Ogilby Trust, the display travelled the UK during 2019 before finally visiting the REME Museum in October and November. The Ruined Factory proved so popular we had to extend its run. Examining REME's role kick-starting Volkswagen in the aftermath of the Second World War, this display was enhanced by rare photographs and lectures delivered by staff from the Volkswagen Heritage Department in Wolfsburg. Women have always been a part of the REME story but their role in the Corps has changed over the decades. From highly skilled Wartime radar technicians to Corps Colonel, this display explored the careers and experiences of a group of pioneering Women of REME, past and present. Nowadays, military tattoos are something everyone's talking about but we think we hosted the first exhibition. Captivating photography and poignant personal stories accompanied and examination of the strong links between those who serve and body art. Military Ink really captured public attention, leading to features in the local and national press.