11am to 1pm, Thursday 21 March 2019
Swindon Group members are invited to take part on a specially arranged Guided Tour of the REME Museum (Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers) Lyneham.
After the tour you can also take the opportunity to socialise with members and enjoy lunch/refeshments at the Cafe and/or visit the gift shop if you wish.
About the REME Museum:
The REME Museum is the Museum of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. The REME are the second largest Corps in the British Army and are responsible for the repair, recovery and maintenance of all of the army’s equipment. The Museum tells the story of the Corps since its formation on the 1 October 1942 during WWII. The Museum originally located in Berkshire reopened in Lyneham on the 6 June 2017 after an extensive redesign and has already been awarded the Visit England Hidden Gem accolade.
The Museum has 7 galleries, displaying a range of vehicles from WWII to modern day. On display is the Sherman Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle (BARV) used on the D-Day landings, through to the army’s largest and most modern Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle (CRARRV). There are also a number of wheeled Repair and Recovery vehicles there is even a Scout helicopter suspended from the ceiling.
Throughout the Museum are a number of interactive activities, from hands on tasks to films and touch screens. You can sit in the VW Beetle and discover how REME played a major role in survival of the VW car industry, or try your hand at a recovery task using a simulator.
The Museum houses an impressive collection of weapons starting from the 17th century right the way through to the modern day. There are also a number of objects which include uniforms, tools, military memorabilia, photographs, sporting trophies, medals and paintings.
The museum is situated outside of the MoD Lyneham military base with its own large car park and the excellent Crowns Café for refreshments.
Come along and learn more about this fantastic place!
£6 per head