What can I see at the Museum?

Experience the REME story through rare artefacts and the voices of REME people. Our interactive, modern displays feature our world-renowned collection of repair and recovery vehicles, as well as military uniforms, medals, personal mementoes and items brought back from campaigns and operations all over the world.

Check out our Virtual Tour to preview what you can expect to see.

Who is the Museum suitable for?

The Museum is designed for everyone. Whether you’re a REME veteran or trying to entertain young children, our displays are suitable for all ages and backgrounds.

We also work hard to make sure the Museum is accessible as possible. More details about our facilities can be found on our dedicated Accessibility page.

What is there for children to do?

As well as our regular interactive displays, we have a range of trails and quizzes throughout the year plus an outdoor playpark. Enjoy lunch at Crown's Café with a dedicated children's menu.

We also hold workshops and family activities throughout the year, check our Events page for the latest.

Check out our Family Fun page for more information.

When can I visit the Museum?

The Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00 – 16.30, with last entry at 15.00 to allow for ample time to explore the galleries.

Tickets are subject to availability. More information can be found on our Opening Times page.

Do I need to book a ticket in advance?

We encourage all visitors to book general visits in advance to ensure a smooth entry to the Museum, though you are welcome to turn up and pay at Reception on the day.

Some special events need to be booked in advance, so please check the Events page for details.

How much do tickets cost?

Our ticket prices are listed on our Admissions page. Concessionary prices for serving and retired military as well as other groups are also listed.

Your ticket unlocks our modern, interactive displays as well as our temporary exhibitions.

Can I buy an annual pass?

Yes, you can visit the Museum as many times as you want in a year for just £22 for an individual ticket or £59 for a family (two adults and up to three children). An annual pass is only available to buy online, or contact us for more details.

Do I get discounted entry as a serving REME or REME veteran?

Our Gold Card scheme works like a season ticket, offering free entry for serving REME members and their immediate family. For more details or to get involved, please contact us.

REME veterans who are not Gold Card holders are entitled to a discounted entry. More information can be found on our Admissions page.

How long will my visit take?

We recommend leaving at least two hours to view our displays. There are eight galleries to enjoy, packed with artefacts, information and interactives. Check out our Virtual Tour for a sneak preview.

Remember to leave time for a trip to Crown’s Café for lunch or a coffee.

How do I get to the Museum?

You can get to the Museum on foot, by car or public transport. We have more detailed instructions on our Getting Here page.

Where can I park?

The Museum has a large, free car park including dedicated coach and disabled parking spaces.

On special event days, there may be limited and/or ticketed parking. Please check your event booking in advance.

Can I charge my electric vehicle/e-bike/e-scooter?

While we are investigating the possibility of electric charging points in our car park, unfortunately for now we do not have any e-charging facilities on-site. This includes any electric vehicles, bikes or scooters. Please bear this in mind when planning your trip. The nearest charging point to us is Borough Fields Car Park, Royal Wootton Bassett, approximately 4.8 miles from the Museum.

Are you located inside MOD Lyneham?

The Museum lies just outside the perimeter of MOD Lyneham. There is no need to bring ID to visit the Museum or Crown’s Café. We do share an entrance turnoff from the A3102 with the camp's main gate so you can follow signs for the base to find us.

Is the Museum accessible?

The Museum strives to be fully accessible with disabled parking bays, accessible toilets and step free access throughout. For full information visit our Accessibility page.

Can I take a guided tour of the Museum?

We are able to provide guided tours if these are arranged before your visit. Please contact us for more details.

What exhibitions do you have on display?

Our special exhibitions explore topics related to REME and the British Army and usually last about a year. Check out our Exhibitions page for more information on current, upcoming and previous exhibitions.

Can I climb in the vehicles?

No, you cannot climb on our historic vehicles. Some of them are rare and delicate and we want to make sure future generations can enjoy them.

We do, however, have a wooden replica of a Warrior Armoured Recovery Vehicle which you can walk inside and look out through the hatch!

Do you have a gift shop?

Yes, we've got all kinds of souvenirs, books and gifts. You can also purchase a select range of items from the REME Shop which carries uniform items, REME-branded clothing and bespoke, personalised products. These are available in our Reception area and online.

Where can I get something to eat or drink?

The Museum's onsite cafe, Crown's Café, is the perfect place to grab lunch or a quick coffee during your visit.

If you would prefer to bring a packed lunch, we have picnic benches outdoors at the rear of the Museum. Just ask at the front desk.

You can also purchase refreshments at Tesco or Co-op, both just 10 minutes’ walk down the road in the centre of Lyneham.

Can I take photos during my visit?

You are welcome to take photos during your visit, as long as they are for personal, non-commercial use.

We ask that you do not use flash photography or a tripod, which could cause distractions and trip hazards to other visitors. 

If you would like to photograph inside our galleries for research, model making or any other commercial purpose, we ask that you contact the Museum ahead of your visit. We also ask that you do not climb on or touch the vehicles.

Can I bring my dog to the Museum?

Dogs are not allowed inside the Museum or in Crown's Café, other than assistance dogs. You are welcome to bring your dog into our outside areas but we ask that you keep them on a lead. We can provide water if needed, just ask.