Access Statement for Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with disabilities, but aims accurately to describe the facilities and services that we offer our visitors.


Tangmere Military Aviation Museum was opened in 1982.  It exists to promote awareness of the United Kingdom’s military aviation heritage and to educate present and future generations in military aviation by:

  • Exhibiting the history of aircraft and personnel involved in military aviation with particular reference to RAF Tangmere and its unique place in that history.
  • Serving as a memorial to those allied airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in the service of this country.

The Trustees take their responsibilities for providing universal access provision very seriously and adhere to the Equality Act.  We provide the highest level of access possible.

General Information

All our Front of House personnel and guides are disability aware and will be more than happy to help anyone who needs assistance

Reception staff have the discretion to reduce admission charges commensurate with the degree of visitor disability.  Carers are admitted free.

Several adult wheelchairs are available for public use at no charge.  We regret being unable to accommodate large dimension heavy duty mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs due to Health & Safety considerations relating to the width of corridors and passageways.

Assistance dogs are welcome and water can be provided on request.


For full details and maps of how to reach us, please see the Tickets & Visiting section of our website.

The nearest bus stop is immediately adjacent to our main gate.  Number 51 buses run from Chichester Bus Station every half hour (at ten past and twenty to the hour).  Journey time is approximately 25 minutes.

Arrival and Car Parking

The Museum is sited on flat ground with an asphalt car park.

Four spaces on the left hand side of the car park are provided for blue badge holders.  During busy periods, a member of the Museum’s staff is usually on hand to direct parking.

A concrete path leads from the car park to the main entrance door.

Reception and Shop

The entrance door provides wheelchair access.  On entry, tickets are purchased at the counter immediately on the right hand side.

Museum Facilities

The exhibition halls, aircraft hangars, cafeteria and Memorial Garden are all on the same level and accessible to wheelchairs.  Seating is available throughout.


The Museum has one disabled toilet located close to the entrance.  Its door has a width of 90cm, has a twist lock and opens outwards.  It has transfer space and is fitted with grab rails. The accompanying sink is fitted with lever type taps with soap dispenser and hand dryer close by.  An emergency alarm is provided.

Health and Safety

Please click this link to read our Health and Safety policy.

Contact Information

Telephone:  01243 790090



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 or by letter marked for the attention of the Chairman.

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.