museums and attractions

Transport / Aircraft

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

It is under conservation with visitor attractions. A fascinating Squadron Museum and hangars of late production and replica WW1 planes.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


Hackman's Lane Purleigh Nr Maldon Essex CM3 6RJ

  • 01245 329 358
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Open days

9 Feb-29 Mar Fri-Sun 1000-1630. 30 Mar-4 Oct Thu-Mon closes 1700. (Last entry one hour earlier.)


By Rail: South Woodham Ferrers / 8 miles

A unique place, with a unique history. It is the largest known surviving group of RFC buildings on a WWI aerodrome which was not adapted for further military use later in its history. When considered with its growing collection of objects directly related to the site and its activities, a truly unique resource is evident.


Sun 19th May 2019: Wings & Wheels

A fun day for the family that marries our favourite aircraft with cars! Everything from classic and vintage four-wheelers, motorbikes and coaches to vintage…

Aircraft / Buses / Classic Cars / Motorbikes

Sat 29th Jun 2019: Armed Forces Day

One of the biggest Armed Forces Day events on the Essex calendar and this year the site will also commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day. The event…

Aircraft / Military

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Jul 2019: Stow at War

This national-level living-history event focussing on the British Armed Forces of the Great War returns in all its glory for its third year. From Soldiers…

Aircraft / Classic Cars / Military

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