June, 2015

Another successful event, with even more vehicles attending this year, Classic Wheels is becoming a popular fixture on the calendar for local (and not-so-local) classic vehicle owners.

A total of 119 vehicles, including a First World War ambulance and a number of ‘unofficial’ vehicles, were welcomed at the Museum in the early morning of 14th June. A few clouds threatened early on, but the weather improved to warm sunshine for most of the day and 803 visitors enjoyed an impressive array of beautiful classic cars and military vehicles covering many decades of motoring. Admission included entry to the museum and many first time visitors said they intended to return again at a later date to view the Museum’s many fascinating displays, artefacts and simulators – too much to take in with one visit!

The Southdown bus was kept busy all day shuttling visitors from the parking area to the museum and vehicle display areas. As the day drew to a close and our visitors and vehicles departed, many expressions of appreciation were heard and promises to return ‘next year’!

Click HERE to go to the Classic Wheels 2015 Photo Gallery

Don’t miss our next event – ‘Tangmere under Attack’ – on Sunday, 16th August from 10am to 5pm to commemorate the 75th anniversary of The Battle of Britain (in which Tangmere squadrons played a key role) and, in particular, the major attack on Tangmere by the Luftwaffe 75 years ago TO THE DAY!

Click HERE for more details! We look forward to seeing you!

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 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.