We have a busy programme of exhibitions, events, family activities and evening talks at the REME Museum.
We release more information a few weeks ahead of events but here’s a look at what we have in the works for this year:
9-10 May 2020 – Wartime Britain: Join us to commemorate VE Day with period displays, historical reenactors and vehicles.
27 June 2020 – Armed Forces Day: Come and see some of our world class collection of repair and recovery vehicles. Keep the kids busy with our exciting assault course and other activities.
18 July 2020 – Ivan Hirst Rally: We’re celebrating REME Major Ivan Hirst’s instrumental role in the rise of automotive giant Volkswagen with a rally and a special display of rarely seen artefacts. VW owners and admirers welcome.
29 August 2020 – Summer Fete: Family fun day with lots of activities for the young and the young at heart.
17 October 2020 – Model Show: Displays of some of the Museum’s unique models alongside a vast array of stalls and showcases from some of the UK’s top model makers and suppliers.
28 November 2020 – Christmas Market: A chance to find the last minute Christmas gift or decoration with a number of stall holders spread throughout the Museum’s galleries. Enjoy festive food and drink or visit Santa in his Grotto.
For more information check our Facebook and Twitter pages or contact us on 01249 894869 or email@example.com.
If you would like to display or partner with us for an event please contact Mr Andrew Skelton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HALF TERM ACTIVITIES
Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 February
10.30 to 15.30
February Half Term is all go at the REME Museum.
Challenge yourself on our Mini Assault Course with the help of REME soldiers. The troops will guide you around before seeing how fast you can complete the mission and presenting you with your official certificate. Open for ages 5 to 11 years old.
If you fancy something a bit more relaxing, why not explore your artistic side? Try your hand at cardboard sculpture, camouflage art or creative collage we have loads of art materials and ideas for you to explore in our dedicated education area.
So come along and enjoy the fun from 10.30 to 15.30, Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 or Thursday 20 February.
REME sport, past and present
(Launches 29 January 2020)
Members of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers have been excelling at sport since the Corps was formed in 1942. REME personnel are expert engineers, dedicated to keeping the British Army’s equipment battle ready. Their technical skill and persistence makes them excellent athletes and competitors across a vast range of different sporting disciplines, from karate to kart racing.
In 2020 the REME Museum will be hosting an exhibition celebrating this proud history and exciting present. View trophies from forgotten tournaments, rarely displayed photos and antique sporting memorabilia alongside specialised kit used by some of the Corps’ top athletes. It’s been tough to capture more than 75 years of sporting excellence inside just four walls but we’re sure this snapshot will get you talking (and training!).
To launch the exhibition, on 29 January 2020, REME personnel will be taking part in an Olympic style torch relay around MOD Lyneham, picking up members of the camp’s 30 plus sports teams before arriving en masse at the Museum. A special VIP sporting guest will open the exhibition and teams will gather for a celebratory photo amongst the Museum’s unique collection of military vehicles.
Located in the Museum’s Temporary Exhibition Space, entry to the exhibition is included with your ticket.