museums and attractions

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Aerospace Bristol

Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol, Bristol, BS34 5BZ.
Tel: 01179 315 315.

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The stunning centrepiece is Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: the last of the iconic supersonic passenger jets to be built and the last to fly. It's a chance to…

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RAF Defford Museum

Croome (National Trust), Nr High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW.
Tel: 01905 371 006.

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The museum tells the fascinating story of RAF Defford during World War 2 and the Cold War years, and its vital role in the flight testing of secret radar…

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Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Building 134, Bentwaters Parks, Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2TW.
Tel: 07588 877 020.

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Based in the former USAF hardened command post on the former Bentwaters airfield, and is believed to be the only such building open to the public in the…

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Bentley Priory Museum

Mansion House Drive, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 3FB .
Tel: 020 8950 5526.

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The fascinating story of the beautiful Grade II* Listed country house, focussing on its role as Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.…

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BDAC – Old Sarum Airfield Museum

Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6DZ.
Tel: 01722 323 636.

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A collection of aircraft, cockpits, weapons, trials equipment and models. Take a tour or sit in powered cockpits and aircraft. Watch the light aircraft…

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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

RAF Coningsby, Dogdyke Road, Coningsby, Lincolnshire, LN4 4SY.
Tel: 01522 782 040.

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Europe’s only airworthy Lancaster, together with five Spitfires, two Hurricanes and a Dakota. Hanger tours with knowledgeable guides. Telephone for availability…

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Airworld Aviation Museum

Caernarfon Airport, Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 5TP.
Tel: 01286 832 154.

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The museum is located on the airfield of the former RAF Llandwrog, and has an impressive collection of aircraft and aviation memorabilia, including a D.H.…

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Airborne Assault

Building 213, North Base, Imperial War Museum Duxford, Nr Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR.
Tel: 01223 839 909.

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It is the Regimental Museum of The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, and tells the stories of the soldiers who go to War from the air. They played…

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AeroVenture – South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

Dakota Way, Airborne Road, Doncaster, Yorkshire, DN4 7NW.
Tel: 01302 761 616.

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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…

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493rd Bomb Group Museum

Grove Farm, Clopton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6QS.
Tel: 07850 078 432.

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One of the last 8th Air Force heavy bomber stations to be occupied by the American 8th Army Air Force, and home of Helton's Hellcats. This site illustrates…

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100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

Common Road, Dickleburgh, Nr Diss, Norfolk, IP21 4PH.
Tel: 01379 740 708.

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Housed in the original airfield control tower and other atmospheric buildings, the museum is a moving testament to the Americans who came to Thorpe Abbotts…

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Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial

Halifax Way, Elvington, Yorkshire, YO41 4AU.
Tel: 01904 608 595.

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Award winning museum based on a unique WWII Bomber Command station, with tremendous atmosphere, fascinating exhibits and artefacts along with attractive…

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Highland Aviation Museum

9 Dalcross Industrial Estate, By Inverness Airport, Inverness, Highlands, IV2 7XB.
Tel: 01667 461 100.

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The museum has a couple of military aircraft and a number of (mainly) military cockpit or front fuselage sections, as well as a range of indoor exhibits…

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Shuttleworth Collection

Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP.
Tel: 01767 627 927.

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World famous collection of vintage aircraft in flying condition together with a traction engine, veteran cars, bicycles, etc. Regular flying displays of…

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Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Hackman's Lane, Purleigh, Nr Maldon, Essex, CM3 6RJ.
Tel: 01245 329 358.

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Great War Aerodrome under conservation with visitor attractions. A fascinating Squadron Museum and hangars of late production and replica WW1 planes

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IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR.
Tel: 01223 835 000.

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Discover the best of aviation at IWM Duxford. Stand in awe of everything from paper planes to Jet fighters at this historic airfield and museum. With eight…

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Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

Areohub 2, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4JN.
Tel: 01637 861 962.

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Set amongst the massive, looming silhouettes of a complex of ex-RAF HAS (Hardened Aircraft Shelter) buildings is a collection of classic aircraft. Sit…

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Romney Marsh Wartime Collection

Ivychurch Road, Brenzett, Romney Marsh, Kent, TN29 0EE.
Tel: 01797 344 747.

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Incorporates Brenzett Aeronautical Museum Trust's unique collection of wartime equipment, with remains recovered from aircraft crash sites and memorabilia.…

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East Essex Aviation Society Museum

Martello Tower, Point Clear, Essex, CO16 8NG.
Tel: 000.

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Housed in the historic Martello Tower at Point Clear since its first opening to visitors in 1986. The Society was formed when interest grew locally in…

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Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, Co. Limerick, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 696 5416.

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Housed in the original terminal building, recalls the era when Foynes was the centre of the aviation world between 1937-1945. Board the world's only replica…

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Rougham Control Tower Museum

The Control Tower, Rougham Industrial Estate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9XA.
Tel: 01359 271 471.

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This is a museum dedicated to the 332nd Bomber Group and 94th Bomber Group, and is full of WWII memorabilia.

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Robertsbridge Aviation Museum

Bush Barn, Silver Hill, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5PA.
Tel: 01424 773 428.

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The collection was founded in 1973 and includes exhibits covering civil and military aviation, past and present. A number of cockpit sections are included.

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Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Museum

Ridgewell Road , between Ridgewell & , Great Yeldham, Essex, .
Tel: 01440 788 345.

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A small museum to honour the airfield’s most famous residents, the 381st Bomb Group, can be found housed in the former hospital buildings of USAAF station…

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RAF Wickenby Memorial Collection

The Control Tower, Wickenby Aerodrome, Langworth, Nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN3 5AX.
Tel: 01673 885 000.

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Tells the story of RAF Wickenby which was once the home of 12 & 626 Squadrons during WWII.

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