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

*New Films For Battle of Britain Exhibition

The Museum has announced the production of two new films for its upcoming Battle of Britain exhibition.

For full details of the films click HERE.

For more information on the Battle of Britain exhibition Click HERE.

*Museum to Reopen on 17 May 2021

Subject to any UK Government restrictions in force at the time, the Museum will reopen to the public on Monday 17 May 2021. Covid-secure procedures will be in force and pre-booking your visit is required. For full details, go to our TICKETS AND VISITING page.

*Museum Closed Period Improvements

Click HERE to see some of the improvements made during the Museum’s closed period.

Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is 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.

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 director@tangmere-museum.org.uk or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

Museum Development

The Museum car park has been enlarged and re-laid and audio guides provided with the assistance of LEADER – the European Agricultural Fund for Redevelopment.