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Aerospace Bristol

Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol, Bristol, BS34 5BZ.

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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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Upottery Airfield Heritage Centre

Cherry Hayes Farm, Slough Lane , Smeatharpe, Devon, EX14 9RD.

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A unique original photographic archive documenting the major role this historic airfield played during the night of 5th June and the D-Day operation on…

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Castle Archdale Countryside Centre & War Museum

346 Killadeas Road, Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh, BT94 1PP.

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Explains the role played of Castle Archdale during the war and this display includes such items as old parts of aeroplanes, fuel tanks and old documents…

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Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

Areohub 2, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4GP.

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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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Airborne Assault Museum

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

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Traces the history of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces from its inception to the present day, including operations in Afghanistan. Providing…

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Langham Dome

RAF Langham, Langham, Norfolk, NR25 7BP.

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The Dome was a state-of-the-art AA (anti-aircraft) gunnery trainer, and is one of only six such WW2 gunnery trainers left in existence in 2014, although…

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RAF Bircham Newton Memorial Project

National Construction College East , Bircham Newton, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6RH.

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The history of the former west Norfolk airfield of Bircham Newton and its two World War 2 satellites at Docking and Langham. You will also find information…

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Biggin Hill Memorial Museum

Main Road, Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3EJ.

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The story of Britain’s most famous fighter station through the personal experiences of those who served there, and the community that supported them.…

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Museum of Army Flying (2019)

Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY.
Tel: 01264 781 086.

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Celebrating over 100 years of army aviation, this award-winning museum is home to one of the country’s finest historical collections of military kites,…

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Wings Museum

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

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Dedicated to the history of RAF Redhill, including original memorabilia associated with the station as well as a comprehensive collection of photographs…

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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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Sits on the site of former RAF Elvington in North Yorkshire, a WW2 airfield used extensively by Allied bomber crews during the war. It is also the home…

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Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Hackman's Lane, Purleigh, Nr Maldon, Essex, CM3 6RN.

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A unique place, with a unique history. This is the largest known surviving group of RFC buildings on a WW1 aerodrome which was not adapted for further…

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Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Tangmere, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 2ES.

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Record breaking Hunter and Meteor, rare Supermarine Swift, Sea Vixen FAW2, EE Lightning plus Meteor and T33 Shooting Star outside. Collection of aeronautical…

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Sywell Aviation Museum

Sywell Aerodrome, Hall Farm, Sywell, Northamptonshire, NN6 0BT.
Tel: 01604 670 824.

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Northamptonshire's premier aviation museum that is gradually expanding. Housed in historic Nissen huts.

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Solway Aviation Museum

Aviation House, Carlisle Airport, Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 4NW.
Tel: 01228 573 823.

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Home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at…

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Solent Sky Museum

7 Albert Road South, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3FR.
Tel: 023 8063 5830.

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Showcases the international importance of aviation history in Southampton and the Solent area. The Solent region gave birth to the Spitfire, as well as…

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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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Shoreham Aircraft Museum

13 High Street, Shoreham Village, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 7TB.

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Hundreds of aviation relics excavated by the group over many years from crashed British and German aircraft, as well as donated items. Collection of flying…

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Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Museum

Oaker Hill, Ridgewell Road , Great Yeldham, Halstead, Essex, CO9 4RG.

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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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Parham Airfield Museum

Parham Airfield, Parham, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9AF.
Tel: 01728 621 373.

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Was home to 8th USAAF 390th Bomb Group. Over 1,000 artefacts in the control tower. Also many other items relevant to WW2 period. British Resistance Museum.

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Seething Airfield Control Tower Museum

Toad Lane, Seething, Norfolk, NR35 2EQ.

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The unmistakable wartime control tower is the main building and houses exhibits and photographs, and associated memorabilia over two floors, all connected…

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Rougham Control Tower Aviation Museum

Rougham Tower Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7QB.

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This is a museum dedicated to the 332nd Bomber Group and 94th Bomber Group, and is full of WW2 memorabilia.

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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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Robertsbridge Aviation Museum

Bush Barn, Silver Hill, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5PA.

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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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