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Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is located in a corner of the old Tangmere airfield, famed as an RAF fighter station from 1918 until Fighter Command left in 1958.

It was opened by a group of aviation enthusiasts in 1982 to promote public awareness of the United Kingdom’s military aviation heritage, to educate present and future generations in military aviation and to serve as a memorial to airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in the service of this country. Since that time it has been managed and run entirely by volunteers and in 2017 was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Now one of the UK’s leading aviation museums, it is home to an impressive display of historic aircraft and has a unique collection of aviation memorabilia stretching from the First World War through to the Cold War. Amongst the many attractions, there are numerous interactive displays and aircraft cockpits and simulators for visitors to experience. Light refreshments may be purchased in the Museum’s acclaimed NAAFI Tea Room. A museum with something for all members of the family to enjoy

Works Programme 2018

A programme to enlarge the Museum’s visitor car park will be undertaken during the period 4th September to 15th October 2018. An alternative parking area and access to the Museum will be signposted for the duration.

It should be noted that access for the disabled will be a little longer than normal.

Free Talk – ‘Typhoons From Tangmere’

In 1944 Bob Allen flew Typhoons from Tangmere across the Channel to attack German defences in Normandy in preparation for D-Day. In her book No Ordinary Pilot Suzanne Campbell-Jones tells the story of how her father was shot down behind enemy lines and became a prisoner of war in the notorious Stalag Luft III.

Her free talk about her father at the Museum’s Neville Duke Hall is at 12.30 pm  on Wednesday 21 November. Seating is limited. To book a place please email Charles Hutcheon at

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.