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Updated 20th September 2015

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Please note that we are currently closed to visitors whilst the museum is rebuilt.

The opening date will be published here as soon as it's known. For the latest news on the progress of the new building see the news section.

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.

Precious Metal Donation page


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.


As mentioned above, the museum is now closed, when we will re-open the museum will be housed in a new building.

The museum site is behind the builders fence and no access (except for regular condition checks on the airframes by museum staff) is allowed. As this implies we cannot accomodate ANY access to the airframes for non museum staff, although this is very frustrating for both us and the many requests we've received for access, there is little we can do about it until the site is returned to our control by the construction company. Construction commenced on the 6th of July. See the news section for more information.

When we do re-open we will need volunteers to operate the museum, probably initially 5 days a week. If you can spare us time to run the museum on any days Wednesdays 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.

Thank you.


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