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2AV8

Mid Cairngarroch Croft, Stoneykirk, Stranraer DG9 9EH

2AV8 is a private collection of aviation artifacts and is located just South of Stranraer, a couple of miles from MOD West Freugh.

This site is primarily dedicated to three aircraft. XA903 - a Mk1 Vulcan Bomber, XP558 - a Mk4 Jet Provost and WE191 - A T4 Canberra. They are all currently undergoing restoration/ repainting.

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655 Maintenance and Preservation Society

Wellesbourne Airfield, Loxley Lane, Wellesbourne CV35 9EU

Avro Vulcan XM655 was third from last of the Vulcan bombers produced for the Royal Air Force, being delivered in late 1964, and was part of the UK’s nuclear deterrent force throughout the 1960s and 1970s. It is now owned by Wellesbourne Airfield, and is looked after by the XM655 Maintenance and Preservation Society (655MaPS) which is a volunteer organisation of Vulcan enthusiasts.

XM655 is one of the few Vulcans remaining in ground running condition, the only one with the most powerful of the engine variants (Bristol Olympus 301s) and 655MaPS aim to keep it running for as long as possible. The aircraft systems, which are powered up and exercised regularly, are available for demonstration to booked parties of visitors, engine ground runs are carried out several times every year, and a “Fast Taxi” event is carried out most summers to show off the aircraft and raise funds to support its preservation.


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Aerospace Bristol

Northway, Filton, Bristol BS34 7QH

Aerospace Bristol is an aerospace museum at Filton, to the north of Bristol. The project is run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust and houses a varied collection of exhibits as well as Concorde 216, the final Concorde to be built and the last to fly.

The nine-acre site on Filton Airfield, Bristol includes two First World War Grade II listed hangars, providing over 5,000 m² of public exhibition space, 1,700m² of indoor learning spaces and workshops, plus over 5,000m² of outdoor learning and testing space. The exhibition covers over 100 years of aviation history through two world wars, exploring the role of aircraft in these conflicts, through the drama and technological advances of the space race and on to the modern day.


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Avro Heritage Centre

Chester Road, Woodford SK7 1AG

The Avro Heritage Museum is situated on the site of the old Woodford Airfield. The current museum site was donated by BAE Systems when the airfield and Aircraft assembly plant was closed down. The airfield fire station building has been converted into a state of the art museum and was handed over to The Avro Heritage Trust in May 2015


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Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Building 134, Bentwaters Parks, Rendlesham, Woodbridge IP12 2TW

The museum is based in the United States Air Force (USAF) hardened command post on the former Bentwaters airbase which closed after the withdrawal of the USAF in 1993 and is believed to be the only such building open to the public in the UK and Europe.

Visitors can experience the Cold War history with guides and talks about the operations of the base with detailed displays of the units stationed at both RAF Bentwaters and nearby RAF Woodbridge since WWII.

Aircraft on display include A-10 Warthog, English Electric Lightning, Hawker Hunter, BAC Jaguar, McDonnell Douglas Phantom & Harrier.


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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury SP4 6DZ

The Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) was formally opened by the late Air Commodore Colin Cruickshanks on 1st April 1999, but was behind the ‘wire’ until it moved to Old Sarum and opened to the public on the 1st of July 2012.  It became a Private Not For Profit Company limited by guarantee in May 2007, and then a registered Charity in June 2011.

The Collection is based on aircraft, vehicles and artefacts historically associated with the Boscombe Down site.  We are expanding this to flight in the Wessex area.  The Collection is run by the Members and is staffed by volunteers.


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Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BA

Our aim is to provide an interesting and informative visit for people of all ages and to share the enjoyment of the exciting world of aviation

Our museum is a truly hands-on experience. We have many interactive exhibits with most of our aircraft cockpits available for you to actually sit inside. From the famous English Electric Lightning to the mighty Westland Wessex Helicopter - all are available for you to view up close.


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Brenzett Aeronautical Museum/Romney Marsh Wartime Collection

Ivychurch Road, Brenzett, Romney Marsh TN29 0EE

The Romney Marsh Wartime Collection is a unique collection of wartime equipment, remains recovered from aircraft crash sites and memorabilia collected and donated to the Museum since its formation in 1972.

Since those early days voluntary members have attempted to improve the range of exhibits to embrace many aspects of the war. We are an Independent Charitable Trust dedicated to the memory of those living or dead, friend or foe, who served their country during wartime.


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Britannia Aircraft Preservation Trust

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Speke Aerodrome, Speke Road, Liverpool L24 8QD.

We are currently restoring Bristol Britannia aircraft G-ANCF Charlie Fox at the former passenger terminal at Speke in Liverpool.

The entire project relies on the kind donations of time, materiel and funds by businesses and individuals who would like to see Charlie Fox back on its feet and standing proudly at its original British Eagle home at Speke, South Liverpool.


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Brooklands Museum

Brooklands Road, Weybridge, KT13 0SL

Our mission is ‘to preserve and interpret the heritage of Brooklands, to use that heritage to inspire and educate and to provide a world-class visitor attraction accessible to all."


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Carpetbagger Museum

Sunnyvale Farm, Lamport Road, Harrington, NN6 9PF

The Carpetbagger Aviation Museum was formed in 1993 for the 50th Anniversary reunion of the USAAF’s 801st / 492nd Bomb Group (The Carpetbaggers) at Harrington. It is housed in the Group Operations Building on the Administration Site of the former Station 179 airfield at Harrington, Northamptonshire, England. The Museum is administered by members of the Harrington Aviation Museum Society, a Registered Charity No 1061997

 

Displays and exhibits within the museum depict the history of the airfield and vividly show the work carried out by the 801st (Provisional) / 492nd Bomb Group, especially during Operation Carpetbagger, and their secret missions to deliver agents and supplies to resistance groups in Occupied Europe during the Second World War


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City of Norwich Aviation Museum

Old Norwich Road, Horsham St Faith, NR10 3JF

The City of Norwich Aviation Museum is a volunteer run museum and charitable trust dedicated to the preservation of the aviation history of the county of Norfolk, England. The museum is located on the northern edge of Norwich International Airport and is reached by road through the village of Horsham St. Faith.


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Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon CR0 0XZ

The Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is a volunteer led micro museum. Designed by haleysharpe.com and opened in 2000, it was the winner of a British Tourism Award. Exhibition space includes displays located in the world’s oldest Air Traffic Control Tower in Airport House. Features include interactive display, exhibits and visual images charting the history of Croydon Airport from World War I airfield, London’s international airport, Battle of Britain airfield and closure in 1959.


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Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall at War Museum

Nottles Park, Davidstow, Camelford, Cornwall PL32 9YF

The Davidstow Airfield Cornwall at War Museum has a wide remit, dedicated primarily to RAF Davidstow moor from its opening on 1st October 1942 until its closure at the end of 1945. It also covers all the other airfields along the North Comwall coast, the Royal Navy in and around the county, the Army civilian services, home front etc. The area is still a military training area so that gives us scope to bring in the post-war period.


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De Havilland Aircraft Museum

Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire AL2 1BU

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is a volunteer-run aviation museum in London Colney, Hertfordshire, England.

The collection is built around the definitive prototype and restoration shops for the de Havilland Mosquito and also includes several examples of the de Havilland Vampire - the third operational jet aircraft in the world.


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Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

Heathall Industrial Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH

The Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum is a volunteer-operated aviation museum located in and around the World War II-era watch tower (control tower) at the former RAF Dumfries, located two miles north east of the centre of Dumfries, Scotland, which was in service from June 1940 until 1957, when it closed.

 The museum, founded in 1977 by the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Group, has a collection of aircraft, both civil and military, aero engines, artifacts, and a small, but ever expanding collection of memorabilia honouring airborne forces.


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Duxford Aviation Society

Duxford Airfield Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) is a voluntary organisation which came into being in 1975 and is a partner organisation of the Imperial War Museum (IWM).

•The Society exists to:

•preserve historically important British Civil Airliners;

•support the IWM; and

•promote knowledge of the development of British civil aviation through a policy of acquisition and restoration


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East Midlands Aeropark

East Midlands Airport, Castle Donnington, Derbyshire DE74 2PR

The Aeropark is both an aviation museum and a viewing area where you can study the preserved planes of yesteryear or watch the modern airliners of today taking-off and landing at a growing international passenger and cargo airport.

Within the Aeropark there are two viewing mounds which are just 170 metres north of the main east/west runway of the airport (Runway 09 Threshold). The mound which is at the eastern end of the Aeropark is the height of the airport perimiter fence which means that you can get and unrestricted view accross the airport perfect for taking photographs.


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Fleet Air Arm Museum

RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset BA22 8HT

The Fleet Air Arm Museum - representing the Royal Navy In the Air.

With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts the Museum is Europe's largest naval aviation Museum. In addition it houses the first British Concorde which you can go on board, view the cockpit and visit the award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience.

 


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Gatwick Aviation Museum

Lowfield Heath Rd, Charlwood, Gatwick, Surrey RH6 0BT

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.


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Helicopter Museum

Locking Moor Rd, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS24 8PP

The World's Largest Dedicated Helicopter Museum
Over 80 displayed aircraft - interactive zone - film theatre
You will see the Queen's Royal Flight, Bell UH-1H 'Huey', The Helicopter World Speed Record Holder, Autogyros, Russian Hind Gunship and Search and Rescue Helicopters


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Hooton Park Trust

Airfield Way, Hooton Park, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 1BQ

The Hooton Park Trust was formed in 2000 to oversee and manage the restoration of the remaining WW1 hangars on the former RAF airfield at Hooton Park, Cheshire.

The aim is to provide company conference/seminar facilities, as well as restoring the buildings and the site itself as valuable historic artefacts in their own right.


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Imperial War Museum

Duxford Airfield Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR

Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford.

See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew. And get up close to over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display.


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Jet Age Museum

Meteor Business Park Cheltenham Road East Gloucester GL2 9QL

The Jet Age Museum is an all-volunteer, charitable organisation dedicated to the preservation of Gloucestershire's aviation heritage.

The aviation museum is located on the north side of Gloucestershire Airport, between Gloucester and Cheltenham. It houses a number of aircraft, aero engines, cockpits and other related exhibits.

It is themed on the early development of Jet aircraft, in particular the role played by the Gloster Aircraft Company and other local firms such as Dowty Rotol and Smiths Industries.

The museum is also the custodian of the Russell Adams photographic archive.


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Lashenden Air Warfare Museum

Headcorn Aerodrome, Ashford, Kent TN27 9HX

The Lashenden Air Warfare Museum is one of the longest established aviation museums in the country, having been formed in 1970.

The museum collection was started by members of the Maidstone branch of Royal Air Forces Association in the late 1960’s.

The museum itself came into being when the airfield owner, Mr Freeman, offered the Maidstone branch of the Royal Air Forces Association a building for use as a museum in early 1970.

The museum opened to the public Easter 1970 taking on the name of Lashenden Air Warfare Museum (Lashenden being the wartime name of the airfield).


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Lightning Preservation Group

Bruntingthorpe Airfield, Lutterworth, Leics, LE17 5QS

We are a group of enthusiasts based at Bruntingthorpe airfield Near Leicester who are dedicated to maintaining two of the last few remaining English Electric Lightning aircraft in fully functional condition.


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Midland Air Museum

Coventry Airport Rowley Rd Baginton Warwickshire CV3 4FR

The Midland Air Museum (MAM) is situated just outside the village of Baginton in Warwickshire, England, and is adjacent to Coventry Airport.

The museum includes the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre (named after the local aviation pioneer and inventor of the jet engine), where many exhibits are on display in a large hangar.

It also has a small hangar, and a fenced-off green area where many aircraft are on display in the open.


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Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

Waldron Road Broomfield Montrose Angus DD10 9BB

The Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre aims to show the human side of the Stations past with a collection of contemporary photographs, artefacts and memorabilia.

These not only tell of the history of the airfield but also the story of the men and women who served there and those who lived in the area. The Heritage Centre ensures that future generations will remember their service.

We are an independent, fully accredited, museum run entirely by volunteers and in 2014 we were proud to receive The Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award for volunteer groups in the UK.


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Moravia Sci-Tech Experience Project

North Road Kinloss Morayshire IV36 3YA

Morayvia’s Science and Technology Experience Project (STEP) is a project to bring together a number of disciplines from aerospace and astronomy to technology and arts-related activities into a single visitor centre of excellence in Moray, serving the northeast of Scotland, the Highlands and beyond.

A number of key enablers for the project are already in place. For example our growing collection of exhibits, including a complete Sea King SAR Helicopter, and a mobile planetarium/ wrap around projection dome (purchased through a grant/ loan from the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation).

A Scottish Government Change Fund grant also helped our ambitious project to continue making steady and significant progress, allowing us to open to the public on 10th October 2015.

Morayvia is a community-led initiative that you can be a part of. No experience is necessary just a desire to be part of this exciting project.


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Museum of Army Flying

Middle Wallop Stockbridge Hampshire SO20 8DY

The Museum holds an extensive collection charting over 100 years of the British Army in the air.

With over 35 fixed wing and rotary aircraft on display, the Museum is the perfect place to explore the fascinating history of army aviation.


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Museum of Berkshire Aviation

Mohawk Way, Woodley, Reading RG5 4UE

Berkshire's dynamic contribution to aviation history is graphically re-captured at the museum.

Run as a charitable trust, the museum is at the historic site of Woodley Airfield, near Reading, U.K. - once the centre of a thriving aircraft industry.

Miles and Handley Page aircraft built at Woodley are being re-constructed and exhibited along with fascinating pictorial records and priceless archives.


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Museum of Science & Industry

Liverpool Road Castlefield Manchester M3 4FP

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England, is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on the city's achievements in these fields.


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National Museum of Flight Scotland

East Fortune Airfield, North Berwick EH39 5LF

The National Museum of Flight is Scotland's national aviation museum, at East Fortune Airfield, just south of the village of East Fortune, in East Lothian.

It is one of the museums within National Museums Scotland.

The museum is housed in the original wartime buildings of RAF East Fortune which is a well preserved World War II airfield. As a result of this the entire site is a scheduled ancient monument with no permanent structures added by the museum.


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Newark Air Museum

Drove Lane Winthorpe Newark Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY

The first airframe was secured in 1963 and after a number of years spent preparing its permanent site on the Winthorpe Showground a former World War II training base, the museum was officially opened to the public in April 1973.

At Easter 1990 the museum opened its first Aircraft Display Hall to the public providing 1,860 square metres of space and in November 2004 the Museum opened its second Aircraft Display Hall to the public on completion of an extremely successful project in conjunction with the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We are proud to be one of the largest volunteer managed aviation museums in Great Britain.


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Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

The Street Flixton Bungay Suffolk NR35 1NZ

Late in 1972, a few local enthusiasts met and decided that steps should be taken to record something of the history of aviation in the Eastern counties, and preserve aircraft and artefacts.

A society was formed early the following year and activities commenced; a Nissen hut behind the Flixton post office soon became the base. In May 1976, the (now) museum was officially opened by the late Wing Commander Ken Wallis who went on to become President.


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North East Land, Sea and Air Museum

Old Washington Road, Sunderland SR5 3HZ

The North East Land, Sea and Air Museums (NELSAM), formerly the North East Aircraft Museum, is a volunteer-run aviation museum situated on the site of the former RAF Usworth/Sunderland Airport, between Washington and Sunderland, England. The museum has the largest aviation collection between Yorkshire and Scotland and houses over 30 aircraft and a wide collection of aero engines. The museum also has a small collection of other items such as weaponry, vehicles and other historical exhibits.

A military vehicle collection previously displayed in Newcastle upon Tyne began relocation to the museum's new large Romney hut in early 2012.


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RAF Manston History Museum

Manston Road Ramsgate Kent CT12 5DF

The RAF Manston History Museum started life as the RAF Manston History Club in 1986 with the intention of presenting exhibits and artefacts connected with this famous airfield from its beginning on 29th May 1916 as Royal Naval Air Service Manston.

Housed in a large wooden hut that had been used by the Intelligence Section during World War 2, the museum has had a couple of moves to other buildings before settling in its present location, the former Mechanical Transport Section hangars, in the mid 1990's.

Starting with a small but dedicated band of enthusiasts drawn from RAF Manston and also local aviation-minded civilians, the museum has developed and expanded at a steady pace until we now have approximately 100 members and some impressive exhibits.

The museum membership consists entirely of volunteers, and new members are welcome, especially those who are able to assist in practical ways such as helping to man the museum and keep it open to our many visitors.


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RAF Museum Laarbruch

Flughafenring 6, Weeze, Germany /D47652

Germany's first and only Royal Air Force Museum, invites you to a trip down memory lane, through 45 years of Royal Air Force presence in Laarbruch, Weeze and the Lower Rhine area.

The aim of the museum is to document the history of the former military airbase Laarbruch. The former St Peter`s Church has been renovated for this purpose, and now contains a large selection of exhibits


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Real Aeroplane Company

Breighton Aerodrome Selby North Yorkshire YO8 6DS


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Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust

Osmaston Road, Derby DE24 8AE

The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust was formed in 1981 to promote and preserve the history and engineering excellence of Rolls-Royce.

There are five branches serving the historical interests of the company.

The collection in Derby contains over 200 engines, and is arguably one of the largest collections of engines on display in the world.

Visits to the Heritage Centre are by prior appointment only.


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Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

Cosford Shifnal Shropshire TF11 8UP

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, located in Cosford in Shropshire, is a museum dedicated to the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force in particular.


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Royal Air Force Museum Hendon

Grahame Park Road London NW9 5LL

The Royal Air Force Museum Hendon is located on the former Hendon Aerodrome, with five major buildings and hangars dedicated to the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force


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Science Museum

Exhibition Road South Kensington London SW7 2DD

The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city's major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors annually


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Solway Aviation Museum

Aviation House, Carlisle Airport Crosby onEden Carlisle Cumbria CA6 4NW

The Solway Aviation Museum, based at Carlisle Airport, is home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age.

The museums’ primary objective is the preservation of our Aviation heritage, it’s display and interpretation. Take a nostalgic journey back to Wartime Cumberland and the men and women of the RAF who served in World War II.

The museum is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who give up their free time to painstakingly restore many of the exhibits. Through their love and knowledge they are preserving aviation history for generations to come.


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South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

Dakota Way Lakeside Doncaster South Yorkshire DN4 7NW

A great day out for families and enthusiasts alike the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum exhibits a collection of aircraft from the first airshow in Britain at Doncaster Racecourse in 1909, to modern fast jets and civil light aircraft.

With aircraft which are unique in preservation, alongside a whole host of familiar favourites, and cockpits and interactive exhibits open all year round there really is something for everyone.


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Suffolk Aviation Heritage Group

Foxhall Rd, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP3 8JU

Located in the Generator House at a former WT Station, on the outskirts of Ipswich.

After a three-year restoration programme, the Suffolk Aviation Heritage Museum opened its doors to the public in 2008.

The inaugural museum display included the first part of a unique art based chronological timeline, depicting the history of aviation in Suffolk.

Suffolk Aviation Heritage Group exists to promote a wider understanding within the general public of the county's vast aviation related history and to encourage, where practicable, continued preservation of its associated heritage.


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Sywell Aviation Museum

Sywell Aerodrome Northamptonshire NN6 0BT

The Sywell Aviation Museum (SAM) is a voluntary, non-profit-making organisation which aims to preserve the history of Sywell Aerodrome and Northamptonshire’s rich aviation heritage from the early days of aviation to the Second World War and beyond.


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Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Gamecock Terrace Tangmere Chichester West Sussex PO20 2ES

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is situated in a corner of the old RAF Tangmere airfield, famed for its illustrious service from 1916 through to the post-war years.  It was opened by a group of aviation enthusiasts in 1982 to promote public awareness of the United Kingdom’s military aviation heritage, educate present and future generations in military aviation and serve as a memorial to airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in the service of this country.

The Museum is home to an impressive display of historic aircraft and a unique collection of aviation memorabilia stretching from the First World War through to the Cold War.  Amongst the many attractions, are numerous interactive displays and several aircraft simulators for visitors to experience.  There is something for all members of the family to see and do.


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Tettenhall Transport Heritage Centre

Meadow View, Henwood Road, Wolverhampton WV6 8NX

The first transport museum in the City of Wolverhampton. Run by the Community for the Community.

Open 10 am to 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday. Free to enter, people are amazed by what we have inside.

We are a friendly museum, visitors can climb in aircraft cockpits, pick things up, and talk to any of the volunteers.

Our shop is packed with all manner of things, new and used, and particularly relevant to local history.


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The Aeroplane Collection

The Hangars, Airfield Way, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 1BQ

The Aeroplane Collection's aircraft and artefacts are at several locations.

The principle aircraft exhibits The Avro Avian, DeHavilland Rapide, replica Avro Triplane, HM13 Pou de Ciel and Bensen B8M gyrocopter are all exhibited at The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester where they are on loan.

We have five aircraft at Hooton Park the restored Auster J1N G-AJEB, the current restoration projects are the twin engine Miles Gemini and the single engine Miles Messenger both wooden aircraft built in 1947, Parker CA4 G-AFIU and de Havilland Vampire XD624.

We have a cockpit section of a Fairey Gannet which is used at local shows.

An extensive book and technical library is slowly being centred at Hooton Park


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The Stirling Aircraft Project

Building 104, Alconbury Enterprise Campus, Huntingdon PE28 4WX

History has been unkind to the Stirling and as far as we are aware, not a single example survives, out of the 2383 constructed.

The Stirling Aircraft Project aims to remedy this by constructing a forward fuselage section incorporating the main crew stations as a lasting tribute to the people who designed, built, flew and maintained this historic aircraft.

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The W O Bentley Memorial Foundation

Ironstone Lane, Wroxton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6ED

The Foundation is responsible for the storage and safe custody of many historic records and documents from Bentley's Cricklewood days, principal among which are the individual chassis build and service records for every Bentley built between 1919 and 1931, together with literally thousands of blue-prints detailing individual engine, chassis components of WO’s cars and his aero engines. 

These priceless artefacts were given to the Bentley Drivers Club many years ago by Rolls-Royce Ltd, to whose generosity and foresight the Foundation today continues to be grateful, as it does for the chassis order cards for the Bentleys produced at Derby in the thirties, and those produced at Crewe from 1946 until 1965.


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Trenchard Museum

RAF Halton Wendover Buckinghamshire HP225PG

The Trenchard Museum aims to preserve and display items that relate to the history of Royal Air Force Halton.

The museum was named in honour of the man who is regarded as the Founding Father of the Royal Air Force, and also who founded the Aircraft Apprentice scheme with which the good name of Halton has often been synonymous.


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Ulster Aviation Society

Long Kesh Airfield Halftown Road Lisburn NI BT27 5RF

A charitable society that is a diverse group of enthusiasts, working on a voluntary basis to further public education in the history of aviation.

Our heritage collection currently includes 35+ aircraft, ranging from vintage WWII fighters through Cold War-era fast jets, Shorts-designed & built aircraft, civilian aircraft, plus military helicopters, engines, artefacts and rare aviation reference materials, all with strong links to aviation within the island of Ireland.


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Vulcan Restoration Trust

London Southend Airport Southend-on-Sea Essex SS2 6YF

Vulcan Restoration Trust is a registered charity that owns and maintains an ex-Royal Air Force bomber, Avro Vulcan B2 XL426.

XL426 is maintained in full ground working condition (i.e. it is not airworthy but its systems, including its engines, are kept in operating condition and the aircraft is capable of being taxied) as part of Britain’s aviation heritage and as a tribute to the men and women who flew and maintained the Vulcan during the Cold War.

The Trust also seeks to educate the general public about the Vulcan and the important role it played in shaping Britain’s military history in the post-World War 2 era.


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Vulcan To The Sky Trust

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster South Yorkshire DN9 3RH

The Avro Vulcan is an iconic example of British aerospace engineering at its world-beating best.

Its impressive list of technical achievements includes being the first successful large delta wing aircraft, leading directly to Concorde and the Space Shuttle, and delivering performance and agility so close to a jet fighter’s that it was given a fighter-style control column in place of the traditional bomber pilot’s yoke. That agility allowed XH558 to deliver amazing air displays, which unfortunately finished in 2015, but there are great plans to use her as an inspirational centrepiece in a future ETNA Centre.

Now the Trust is expanding its horizons with inspirational work to demonstrate engineering excellence in early generation jet-engine aircraft with the planned restoration of Canberra WK163.


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Wight Aviation Museum

Sandown Airport, Isle of Wight PO36 0JP

A new museum under construction

No single center exists where the extensive history of aviation on the Isle of Wight can be exhibited, seen and experienced by the public.

Working in partnership with our member groups and with support from the public, our aim is to convert one of the aircraft hangars at Sandown Airport to create the Wight Aviation Museum.

This will allow us to display our current exhibits as well as build our collection for the future.


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Wings Museum

Unit 1, Bucklands Farm Brantridge Lane Balcombe Sussex RH17 6JT

The Wings Museum is a growing & very much active museum. Through the use of informative displays we aim to educate future generations through school visits of the sacrifices made by our gallant armed forces during World War Two in order to preserve the peace we all benefit from today. It is our goal to ensure that their memory is not lost through the passage of time & that their courage & spirit lives on to inspire us all.


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Yorkshire Air Museum

Halifax Way Elvington York North Yorkshire YO41 4AU

Based in the grounds of the original RAF Elvington aerodrome in Yorkshire, we are the UK's largest independent air museum. Rated in Trip Advisor as one of the top Things to do in York, the Museum's exhibits range from the authentic WW2 airfield buildings to a collection of more than 40 aircraft, from WW1 biplanes to modern Cold War Jets. The Museum is a registered charity and survives 100% on the income from our paying visitors, with no permanent Government funding. A team of volunteer guides are always on hand to explain aviation history and help our visitors enjoy a great day our and learn more about the history of flight and aviation.'


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Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group

Aeroventure, Dakota Way, Doncaster DN4 7FB

The Group is a Volunteer run organisation and exists to preserve and maintain helicopter air-frames and artifacts relating to rotary wing operations and display them in the Yorkshire Area.


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