ACCESS TO RESERVE COLLECTIONS
It is not possible for the Museum to display all of our artefacts and objects. These "Reserve Collections" are safely kept in stores in other part of the Museum site.
Access of these is permitted but by appointment only, which depends on the availability of one of the Curatorial staff to supervise a visit.
EXCLUSIVE: Now On Sale in Museum Shop.
THE ORIGINAL “RAILWAY MAN” DOCUMENTARY DVD
“ENEMY, MY FRIEND”
NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSEUM SHOP.
Recently the Royal Signals Museum was proud to host Mrs Patti Lomax, widow of the late Eric Lomax, Royal Signals, at the Museum to open the new Railway Man Exhibition.
The film “The Railway Man” recently released by Lionsgate and starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, is a dramatisation of the life of Eric Lomax. Lomax was an officer in the Royal Corps of Signals throughout the Second World War.
As part of the exhibition the Museum was given kind permission to the remarkable documentary
“Enemy, My Friend ?”
This extraordinary film, made in 1995 by film maker Mike Finlason, tells the true story of the events that lead to the meeting between Eric and his Japanese interrogator Takashi Nagase on the Bridge over the River Kwai.
The film, completed prior to publication of the book, reveals the story through the words of Eric, Patti and Nagase.
If you have read the book, know the story or have seen the Lionsgate film then this documentary is an absolute must.....
Order your copy from the shop by phone or email:
£10.00 + Postage and Packing
The Railway Man
Dedicated to Eric Lomax - Royal Signals - and his wife Patty, this new exhibition will tell the true story using artefacts kindly loaned by Patty and, with kind permission of Director Mike Findlason, the documentary film "Enemy, My Friend".
Discover the inspiring story of Eric’s struggle with the effects of his capture and torture. During the Second World War Eric was captured and forced to work on the notorious Burma "Death" Railway. He was tortured by the Japanese secret police for making a crude radio.
Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships Eric suffered for years until, with the help of his wife Patty, he confronted his demons. He eventually came to terms with what had happened and 50 years after the wartime atrocities inflicted on him, he met one of his tormentors Takashi Nagase. Eric was able to forgive Nagase and they continued to write to each other and formed a friendship which lasted until Nagase's death in 2011. Sadly Eric passed away before the film was completed on 9th October 2012.
In Mike Finlason's incredible documentary discover the truth behind the real meeting between Eric and Nagase.
Descriptions to follow.
FIND US ON YOUTUBE
For a short preview film of the museum check out youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h57JzDvJi28
Or type in - Royal Signals Museum.