The REME Museum

The REME Museum

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The REME Museum exists to tell the story of the Corps of The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Formed in October 1942, the Corps’ purpose remains unchanged to this day: to keep the punch in the Army’s fist. Whether it is maintaining a helicopter, repairing a missile launcher or recovering a broken-down tank, REME will be on-hand, ensuring the Army is ready for action.

REME's story is told through the use of the Museum's unique collection. Originally formed in 1958 and greatly expanded since then, we have objects ranging in size from massive recovery vehicles to small sweetheart brooches as well as numerous documents and photographs, that allow us to illustrate this remarkable story. Our education service compliments these displays, and is very popular with local schools.


The Museum of The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps (The REME Museum), exists to do the following.

  1. Preserve the heritage of the Corps.
  2. Promote a broader understanding of the Corps, its interaction with society and its role of technical support to the Army.
  3. Provide an information and research resource for members of the Corps, the public, researchers and educationalists.
  4. Collect, conserve, display and interpret objects relevant to the role of the Corps.

The Museum is run as a modern visitor attraction, and is now one of the most popular heritage sites in the south west.

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