Museum Events and Activities Spring 2019
Half Term Assault Course and Family Activities
Visit the REME Museum this May half term for lots of fun family activities. Wednesday 29th May to Friday 31st May 2019, drop in from 11 am to 3 pm each day.
On Wednesday 29th of May let loose your creative side, with our recycled material model making session ‘Scrap Tanks’. Using clean, recycled material, come along and create your own armoured fighting vehicle. Throughout the week, try your hand at being a detective with our fun ‘Tradesman’s Tools’ challenge. Help our unfortunate REME Craftsman find their missing tools, lost around the museum, before they get in trouble!
Our popular soldier led army assault course returns on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st of May. Challenge yourself to gain the best time around our child friendly, but challenging, assault course under the watchful eyes of the REME Corps soldiers.
All children to be accompanied by an adult. Assault Course suitable for 5 – 12 year olds. Museum admission required to take part in activities. You may pre-pay tickets on Eventbrite or purchase them on the day at the REME Museum. No pre-booking required for this activity, just turn up and enjoy.
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 such as Junior Commander Marjorie Inkster who served with the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), an organisation created during World War Two for the thousands of women keen to help the war effort. She was attached to REME to maintain and repair radar equipment – vital work that helped defend Britain from aerial attack.
The role of women in the British Army has seen dramatic changes over the decades. The exhibition will look at the restriction’s women have had to overcome, from being unable to serve if married, to being paid less than the men they commanded. It will also highlight the opportunities and support which women have received, to help them excel in their chosen career and to proudly serve their country in the same role as their male colleagues.
With women making up 10% of the British Army, and with this number increasing, the exhibition will showcase some of the stories of women currently serving with REME, alongside their pioneering predecessors.
The exhibition opens 23 April and runs until 5 October 2019. Entry to the temporary exhibition is included with admission to the Museum.