Attraction in Chichester
Established in 1982, the museum tells the story of military flying from the earliest days to the present time, with special emphasis on the RAF at Tangmere, and the air war over Southern England from 1939-1945. Among the several aircraft on display are the world speed record-breaking Meteor and Hunter. For the younger visitor there are many working models with buttons to push, and the rare opportunity of 'flying' our Spitfire simulator. Above all, the museum is about people, their bravery, endurance and sacrifice.
1999 saw the unveiling by Dr Gordon Mitchell (son of R.J. Mitchell) and Lady McEvoy of a stone commemorating the sacrifice of all air force personnel who fought and died in the cause of peace and freedom, 1939-1945. New for 2000 will be the acquisition and restoration of a DH Sea Vixen Mk2. Also, the recreation of Eastleigh Airport 1936, including a full-sized replica of the Spitfire prototype K5054. Videos and films of the history and aircraft of Tangmere will be shown in the recently opened video presentation studio.
You will find in the museum an intimate and friendly atmosphere often lacking in other museums of this kind. Do pay us a visit - we will be there to welcome you!
Nearest UK Airport: Southampton
Tourist Info Number: +44 (0) 1243 775 223
Months Open: February - November
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Contact Name for Groups: Ron Tunnicliffe
Admission Price: £5 (rising to £6 from February 2008)
Gift Shop: Yes
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