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Welcome to Tangmere

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is situated in a corner of the old RAF Tangmere airfield, famed for its illustrious service from 1916 through to the post-war years.  It was opened by a group of aviation enthusiasts in 1982 to promote public awareness of the United Kingdom’s military aviation heritage, educate present and future generations in military aviation and serve as a memorial to airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in the service of this country.

The Museum is home to an impressive display of historic aircraft and a unique collection of aviation memorabilia stretching from the First World War through to the Cold War.  Amongst the many attractions, are numerous interactive displays and several aircraft simulators for visitors to experience.  There is something for all members of the family to see and do.




Are you thinking of donating an artefact to the Museum? Then please click HERE to find out how to go about it.


Would you like to keep in touch with the latest news from the Museum?     Click HERE to sign up for the “Tangmere Newsflash”.


“Tangmere – An Authorised History” is now available from the Museum at a reduced price. Click HERE for more details.

“Lysander Pilot – Special Operations with 161 Squadron” is now available from the Museum. Click HERE for more details.

“Tangmere’s Own – Pilots Who Served King and Country from a Sussex Airfield, 1918-1958” is now available from the Museum. Click HERE for more details.

“The Tangmere Logbook” – back numbers of the Museum’s magazine are now available online. Click HERE for more details


The museum is open every day between February 1st and November 30th.

March to October:
10.00am to 5.00pm
February and November:
10.00am to 4.30pm

(last admissions are one hour before closing each day)

Visit Us

Nr Chichester,
West Sussex
PO20 2ES

01243 790 090

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Latest News

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Who Shot Rommel?

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Tangmere - 16 August 1940

On Thursday 15 August 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill was at Fighter Command Headquarters,…

Flight Simulators

The Tangmere Museum has 3 computer-controlled Flight Simulators for visitors to ‘fly’.

It also has a D-4 Link Trainer which may be flown by suitably-qualified visitors by prior arrangement only. Please click HERE for terms and…

Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is pleased to be able to offer speakers to interested groups or societies on a range of subjects connected with the history of operations at RAF Tangmere and other military aviation subjects. The presentations are usually given as an audio/visual presentation using the Museum's equipment. Our presentations can be tailored to suit audiences ranging from specialist societies to community based groups and range in length from 40 to 90 minutes depending on the subject matter.

Further details of the full range of presentations and the availability of speakers can be obtained by calling the museum on 01243 790090, by emailing your interest to or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

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