The REME Museum displays the proud history of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Wherever in the world the Army serves, there you will find REME. The Museum’s unique collection includes an extensive weapons display, historic repair and recovery vehicles, uniforms, medals, tools and test equipment. The collection is enhanced by interactive and immersive displays and enables the visitor to experience how REME uses its resourcefulness and ingenuity to keep the Army’s battle-winning equipment in the hands of the user.
Based in Lyneham, Wiltshire, the Museum will be running a programme of temporary exhibits to sit alongside our main collection. There will be a range of events for all ages to get involved with and an onsite café which is open to anyone to come and visit.
At the Museum we aim to provide an information source for members of the Corps, the public, researchers and educationalists. The documentary, pictorial and technical archives we have in Lyneham are accessible to all groups on request. We welcome schools and educational establishments to the Museum and have an educational programme which adapts to fit the current curriculum.
There is plenty of onsite car & coach parking and we have disabled parking next to our main entrance. The museum is not within the camp’s security perimeter; no ID is required to enter the museum.
Trade Product Information and Experiences: Modern, interactive military Museum telling the story of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) from formation in the middle of WWII to today. 8 Galleries to explore with displays from the largest armoured recovery vehicle to a tiny handmade Prisoner of War toothbrush. Start the tour stepping out of a replica landing craft to discover the Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle used on the D-Day landings. Find out why the Museum has the bronze boots from Mussolini’s statue or how a REME Maj saved the VW factory being dismantled at the end of WWII.
Fully accessible to the public, large free car park, all facilities on one level and a large children’s play park in the grounds. The onsite Crowns café can provide a range of hot or cold lunch options.
Self-Led – Enjoy the Museum at your leisure, taking time to explore the diverse collections and many fascinating stories on display.
Guided Tour- A two hour guided tour of the Museum, focusing on the incredible stories behind the objects on display. Tours are available for a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 per group, multiple groups tours can be arranged for the larger parties. Pre-booking is essential.
Optional add on behind the scenes Tours – Discover more of the Museum’s unique collections not usually open to the public. A fascinating show and tell from the archives team, displaying and talking about some of the Museum’s hidden treasures in the archives. – Pre- booking essential.
Or a visit to the Reserve Historic Vehicle Collection (a 5-minute drive from main Museum) where you will discover both British and foreign armoured and wheeled vehicles from WWII to the 20th century, including vehicles such as the Queen’s Mum Land Rover and the Queen’s baggage van. Pre-booking essential.
Name of trade contact: Rick Henderson
Trade email address: email@example.com
Trade Tel: 01249894869
Opening Dates: Tue -Sun 10:00-16:30 all year (closed 19 Dec 22 – 9 Jan 23)
Trade Prices – Group/FIT rates (for 2022/2023):
Self-Led Tours - from £6.00 pp
Guided Tours – from £10.00 pp
Guided Tour with optional additional tour experience - from £15.00 pp.
Cost for lunch dependant on option chosen
Min group size: 10
Duration of visit: Approx. 2 hrs for guided tour and 50 mins for optimal extra experiences
Coach Parking: Yes
Suitable for Education / Corporate / Incentive visits: Yes
Education suite with classroom (smart board and projector) cloakroom with lockers. A range of educational workshops available; from Lego engineering, shelter building and Bloodhound air power vehicles.
Bookable conference room with smart board and projector
Entire Venue available for booking with large drop screen, projector and sound system in largest gallery. Tables, chairs jugs of water provided. Host a Corporate event sat under a Scout helicopter and flanked by large military vehicles. Price on request
Free Entry for Coach driver.
There is a full calendar of events (held at weekends throughout the year) Events such as; Wartime Britain, Armed Forces Day, Summer Fete, Model show, Christmas Fair and many more. See website for details.
Map & Directions
From M4 Junction 16
Turn off at junction 16 of the M4. Head south west on the A3102, following signs to Royal Wootton Bassett and Lyneham. Drive through Royal Wootton Bassett, remaining on the A3102, continuing to Lyneham. On entering Lyneham, remain on the A3102. The right-hand turn for MoD Lyneham in signposted just after the small Tesco. Turn left as you approach the security barrier. Follow signs to REME Museum. You will see the museum to your left. Please use the car park in front of the museum.
From A4 near Calne.
Turn onto the A3102, just west of Calne, heading north. It is signposted to Lyneham. Continue driving north on the A3102, through the hamlets of Hilmarton and Goatacre, following signs for Lyneham. The main entrance to MoD Lyneham is on your left as you enter Lyneham Village. Turn left as you approach the security barrier. Follow signs to REME Museum. You will see the museum to your left. Please use the car park in front of the museum.
The museum is not within the camps security perimeter, no ID is required to enter the museum.
Public Transport Directions
The Stagecoach 55 bus runs from Swindon bus station and Chippenham train station every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday. The nearest bus stop is MOD Main Gate in Lyneham village. From here head into MoD Lyneham. Follow signs for ‘REME Museum’, turning left before the security barrier. You will see The REME Museum on your left. The museum is 300 meters from the bus stop.
The museum is not within the camp’s security perimeter, no ID is required to enter the museum.
For more bus information, including up to date timetables, visit Stagecoach website www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables.
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