REME Museum

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REME Museum
Phoenix UAV.jpg
A BAE Systems Phoenix outside the old museum shop
REME Museum is located in Wiltshire
REME Museum
Location within Wiltshire
Established 1956
Location MoD Lyneham, Wiltshire, England
Coordinates 51°30′17″N 1°58′11″W / 51.5046°N 1.9698°W / 51.5046; -1.9698Coordinates: 51°30′17″N 1°58′11″W / 51.5046°N 1.9698°W / 51.5046; -1.9698
Director Maj (Rtd) R Henderson
Website REME Museum

The REME Museum is within the MoD Lyneham site, in Wiltshire, England, about 9 miles (14 km) southwest of Swindon. The museum holds collections of technological and historical artifacts associated with the work of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers ('REME'), the corps of the British Army responsible for the maintenance, servicing and inspection of electrical and mechanical equipment.

History[edit]

The REME Museum started in 1958 in Arborfield, Berkshire.[1] It was originally located in two rooms of Moat House, the former commander's accommodation of the Arborfield Army Remount Service Depot. Over time the museum moved to a neighboring building and expanded to allow more objects and vehicles to be displayed. In 2015, the museum relocated from Berkshire to MoD Lyneham as part of the Defence Technical Training Change Programme. The former Officers' Mess at Lyneham was modified to provide a new home for the museum. This allowed a complete refresh of the displays and layout, as well as providing upgraded facilities that are made available to the public. The new museum opened to the public in June 2017.[1]

A Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle (BARV) on display in the old museum. The Sherman BARV was a British military support vehicle used for amphibious landings.

Collection[edit]

The following vehicles are on display:

The museum is also the home to an extensive collection of military records. The museum building has a shop and a large café. An education suite with museum-led workshops is made available to schools and families. There are conferencing facilities and a reading room for researchers.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New REME Museum moves into new home in Lyneham". Gazette and Herald. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Welcome". REME Museum. Retrieved 23 June 2016.

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