Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD, England
The Science Museum has revealed plans for ‘Inside the Spitfire:
Personal stories of Britain's most famous plane’. The new exhibition on the legendary Spitfire and its designer R J
Mitchell is open from 15th August 2005 to mark the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Imperial war museum, London
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially
those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to
encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and ‘war-time experience’. It is proud to
be regarded as one of the essential sights of London.
Royal Air Force Museum, London
Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, Hendon,
London, NW9 5LL, England
From a total collection of well over two hundred aircraft, over a
hundred full-size aircraft from all over the world are displayed under cover on the historic site of the original London Aerodrome.
These include the legendary Spitfire and Lancaster Bomber.
Museum of Army Flying/Explorers' World
Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8DY, Hampshire,
Celebrating over one hundred years of army aviation, this award-winning
museum is home to one of the country’s finest historical collections of military kites, gliders, aeroplanes and helicopters.
There are over 35 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft to see at the museum including the largest collection of military gliders
The Museum’s imaginative dioramas and static displays trace the developments of Army flying from pre Royal
Flying Corps years through World War II to more recent conflicts in Ireland, the Falklands and the Gulf.
Museum of Berkshire Aviation
Mohawk Way (off The Bader Way), Woodley, Nr.
Reading, RG5 4UE, Berkshire, England
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.
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Trust
Tangmere, Chichester, PO20 2ES, West Sussex,
The Museum was opened in 1982 with exhibits depicting 70 years of
military aviation in Sussex, with special emphasis on the RAF at Tangmere and the air war over southern England from 1939
Kent Battle of Britain Museum
Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Aerodrome Road,
Hawkinge, Folkestone, CT18 7AG, Kent, England
The museum is the oldest established and largest collection of Battle
of Britain artefacts on show in the country. It is privately run by enthusiasts and volunteers and is administered as a charitable
Brooklands Museum Trust Limited, Brooklands Road,
Weybridge, KT13 0QN, Surrey, England
From the very first attempts to fly in Britain through an exceptionally
varied cavalcade of aircraft, Brooklands, the famous aviation site at Weybridge in Surrey, has witnessed and realised a greater
range of aeronautical technology than anywhere else in the world.
Solent Sky Museum (previously Southampton Hall of Aviation)
Solent Sky Museum, Albert Road South, Southampton,
SO14 3FR, Hampshire, England
The Solent Sky depicts the history of aviation in the Solent area
and Hampshire. This small geographical area was arguably the most important area in the world for aircraft experimental and
development work also for civil and military aircraft operation. The Museum tells the story of 26 aircraft companies, the
largest flying boat operation in the world and in particular the legendary Spitfire designed at Supermarine by R.J.Mitchell
in the heart of the City of Southampton.
de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre (incorporating
the Mosquito Aircraft Museum)
PO. Box 107, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, AL2
1EX, Hertfordshire, England
In September 1939 the de Havilland Aircraft Company established the
Mosquito design team in Salisbury Hall, the Prototype Mosquito, E0234/W4050, subsequently being built in the adjacent buildings.
There are over twenty aircraft in the collection.
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Box D6, Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton, Nr.
Ilchester, Yeovil, BA22 8HT, Somerset, England
The Fleet Air Arm Museum was opened in May 1964 when it comprised
just one hangar and eight aircraft. A charitable trust to formally administer the Museum was established in 1966.
modest single hangar beginnings of the FAA Museum have been continually improved by the Trustees, starting with a major expansion
programme in 1974-1980. The Museum now comprises four large exhibition halls with approximately 120,000 square feet of covered
display space, able to display up to 50 aircraft at one time. In addition to the aircraft the museum has major supporting
collections such as photographs, documents, medals, paintings and clothing.
The Heliport, Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare,
BS22 8PL, Somerset, England
The origins of the Helicopter Museum goes back to 1958, when the founder,
aviation writer/historian Elfan ap Rees, began to build up a private collection of rotorcraft?documentation and artifacts.
Thinktank: Birmingham science museum
Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham,
B4 7XG, West Midlands, England
Thinktank is Birmingham Science Museum and an exciting attraction.
It examines the past, investigates the present, and explores what the future may bring. Here you can understand how science
and technology have been developed. Explore Thinktank’s stories about Birmingham’s past and the inventions that
changed peoples’ lives: www.birminghamstories.co.uk
Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford
Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford, Shifnal, TF11
8UP, Shropshire, England
The Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford houses one of the largest aviation
collections in the United Kingdom. Over 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangars on an active airfield.
The collection spans nearly 80 years of aviation history.
Imperial War Museum, Duxford
Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridge, CB2 4QR,
Duxford is Europe's premier aviation museum - as well as having one
of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits in the country. This famous heritage site began as
an airfield in the First World War and also played a vital role in the Second World War, firstly as an RAF fighter station
and later as an American fighter base.
The Shuttleworth Collection
Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, SG18 9EP, Bedfordshire,
The Shuttleworth Collection - A Celebration of Flight The Shuttleworth
Collection was founded in 1928 by Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth. It is in a quiet countryside setting, actually on an old fashioned
all grass aerodrome with eight hangars. These hangars comprise an aeroplane engineering workshop, a garage and coachroom,
and the remainder house the world famous collection of over 40 aircraft. A number of vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles can
also be viewed in the newly built hangar 7 extension. The Collection of Historic vehicles and aeroplanes is unique in that
everything is kept in working condition and are demonstrated at events throughout the year.
North East Aircraft Museum
North East Aircraft Museum, Washington Road,
Sunderland, SR5 3HZ, Tyne & Wear, England
The museum is situated on the edge of Sunderland, adjacent to the
Nissan car factory. It is run primarily by volunteers and welcomes new members.
Newark Air Museum
Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe Showground, Newark,
NG24 2NY, Nottinghamshire, England
The first aircraft have been moved into our new Aircraft Display Hall
on the Southfield Site. Following the successful 'on-time' completion of the of the project by principle contractor Turnstyle
Engineering, the museum's Jet Provost T3A XM383 and Lockheed T33A '5547' became the first aircraft to be moved into the new
building .These aircraft moves will take place in the coming months and eventually culminate in more than twelve aircraft
being displayed inside the new Aircraft Display Hall.?The construction of the South Field Site Aircraft Display Hall has been
made possible thanks to a grant of £453,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and a major fund raising effort by the museum volunteers
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
East Kirkby Airfield, East Kirkby, Nr Spilsby,
PE23 4DE, Lincolnshire, England
There is an Aircraft Museum based on a 1940's Bomber Airfield. Avro
Lancaster Bomber NX611 'Just Jane'. Original Control Tower; RAF Escaping Society. Air Raid Shelter; War Time Blast Shelter;
Chapel Original Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb. Squadron and Airfield photographs, Personal Stories and many original vehicles.
Royal Air Force Digby Sector Operations Room Museum
Royal Air Force Digby, "L" Sector Operations
Room Museum, Lincoln, LN4 3LH, Lincolnshire, England
Royal Air Force Digby, Lima Sector Operations Room Museum is dedicated
to those who served and fought in support of freedom at home and abroad during World War Two. It also allows later generations
to experience how a great victory was achieved.
The museum has been restored to resemble its appearance at the start of
World War Two. The display centres on the main operations room, complete with plotting table, state boards, period furniture
and equipment and contemporary side offices. The remaining rooms contain photographic and documentary archives, equipment
displays, an exhibition of RAF roundels, wartime radios, model displays and a collection of some substantial aircraft parts,
including 2 Merlin engines.
Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre
Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre, Westmoor
Farm, Nr. Metheringham, LN4 3BQ, Lincolnshire, England
During 1942, around 600 acres of farmland and woods were cleared to
create a new airfield for 5 Group, Bomber Command. Situated between the villages of Metheringham and Martin, the airfield
opened in October 1943. Today, there are still signs of this once active airfield. On the Communual Site, where many original
buildings remain, the former ration store has been restored and now houses a fascinating exhibition of photographs and memorabilia
recalling life on an operational Second World War airfield.
Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre
RAF Coningsby, Coningsby, LN4 4SY, Lincolnshire,
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates a Lancaster, five Spitfires,
two Hurricanes, two Chipmunks, and a Dakota. In 1986, under a unique arrangement between Lincolnshire County Council and the
Royal Air Force, it became possible to view these historic aircraft at their base at RAF Coningsby.?These aircraft are no
museum pieces they are all still flying and can be seen at a variety of air shows in the summer months.?Since 1986, the Visitor
Centre has welcomed over 300,000 people, all of whom have received a guided tour.?Many others visit to view the permanent
gallery and temporary exhibitions.
The Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP,
Situated in the oldest passenger railway buildings in the world, the
Museum tells the story of the history, science and industry of Manchester - the world's first industrial city.
Imperial War Museum North
Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Manchester,
M17 1TZ, England
Imperial War Museum North, which opened to visitors on 5 July 2002,
is one of the most talked-about new museums in the country and has already received almost a million visitors. It is on the
banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford, in a spectacular award-winning building designed by the internationally renowned
architect, Daniel Libeskind.
The Museum tells the story of how war has affected the lives of British and Commonwealth
citizens since 1914. It is the 5th branch of the Imperial War Museum and the first outside the South East of England. Recent
winner of a Silver Award for Visitor Attraction of the Year 2004 at the Excellence in England Awards, and recipient of a Special
Commendation (second-only to First Prize) in the European Museum of the Year Awards 2004, the Museum has recently been a finalist
in the prestigious RIBA Stirling Award.