Updated 2nd February 2016
Registered Charity No. 1075858
We can finally confirm that the museum will re-open on Friday the 25th of March (Good Friday) and we intend to be open all four days of the Easter weekend. (Opening times are:- 10:00 to 16:00)
It is dependent on having sufficient volunteers to man the museum, we are confident we can rustle up the necesasry manpower (and womanpower!) to commit to these days.
Following the Easter weekend, we intend to open initially for three days a week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Once we get sufficient staff we will extend the number of days to five.
Click on the aircraft name or exhibit below to get the full information.
This Aviation Museum has a unique collection of British aircraft from the "golden age" of British aircraft manufacture. From the end of WWII until the 1970's British aircraft designers produced some of the most innovative and advanced aircraft of the day. From post war to cold war, this museum clearly shows that timeline in aviation terms.
In this collection there are examples from the major manufacturers of this period.
Amongst the list are classic names, Avro, Hawker, Gloster, de Havilland, English Electric, Blackburn, Percival.
The construction of the new museum building is complete and has been handed over officially to the museum. We are still closed, but see the above for news on re-opening. We are continuing to fit out the building with airframes and other artefacts.
Harrier and Lightning inside.
Vixen now inside!
When we do re-open we will need volunteers to operate the museum, probably initially 3-5 days a week. If you can spare us time to run this exciting new project on any days Fridays to Sundays inclusive we would be very happy to hear from you.
Please contact the museum with your details and we will talk to you about manning the museum when it re-opens. We are also looking for engineering volunteers, work on the aircraft can be going on on any day of the week.
The world's only Rolls Royce Griffon powered P-51 Mustang (Precious Metal). Flown by Thom Richard and based at the Kissimmee Air Museum in central Florida had a disatrous fire on the 8th of September whilst on a refueling stop. This aircraft has a particular affection for us because it uses a highly modified Griffon 58 originally from a Shackleton. Our chief engineer has also assisted the aircrafts' engineers in a small way over the past couple of years. It was originally thought that it would be scrapped but now an attempt to raise the funds to rebuild her has been launched. If you would like to contribute to seeing this aircraft returned to the skies please go the link below. Thanks.
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01293 862915 (9-5 weekdays)
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