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Exhibitions, events, family activities and evening talks at the REME Musuem

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Museum Events and Activities Spring 2019

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 30th March until Saturday 27th April. Find the vehicles hidden in this Easter Egg hunt quiz. Everyone taking part gets a small Easter prize with one lucky winner winning the jackpot.

Hunt sheets cost 50p each in addition to your entry fee and come with a souvenir pencil. This activity runs during normal museum opening hours. No pre-booking required for this activity, just turn up and enjoy.

 

Wartime Britain

Saturday 11th May 2019

Enjoy a taste of World War II at the REME Museum this May. Join us for historic vehicles, World War II re-enactors, vintage displays much more.

If you have a World War Two themed display and wished to take part, please get in contact.

 

Half Term Assault Course and Family Activities

Thursday 30th May to Friday 31st May 2019, drop in from 11 am to 3 pm each day.

Have a go on our soldier led assault course. Plus extra fun family actives in the Museum.

Open from 11 am, our special kids assault course will be run by real REME soldiers plus we will have extra family fun craft and activities in the museum.

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.

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Current Exhibition:

Women of REME (23 April – 5 October 2019)

Explore how women keep the punch in the Army’s fist

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.