Family Day 2019

March, 2019

Come and have family fun with an aviation theme on Sunday 4 August!

Bring your family to the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum’s ‘Family Day’ on Sunday 4 August between 1000 and 1700 hours – fun for the whole family all day with both indoor and outdoor children’s activities. The indoor activities include designing and colouring squadron badges, making paper aeroplanes, learning and using the Morse Code and Phonetic Alphabet and dressing up as a pilot.

It is hoped that present on the day will be an ambulance and a West Sussex fire engine (subject to operational requirements) for the children to explore and drill demonstrations by Chichester’s Air Training Corps Cadets. Outside, in addition to other interesting stalls there will be a mini train to ride on and demonstrations of radio controlled model tanks.

For the children there will also be readings of extracts from the book ‘Grandpa’s Great Escape’, written by David Walliams and face-painting.

In the afternoon, subject to confirmation, we are hoping to have a flying display by a Supermarine Spitfire owned by the Boultbee Fight Academy at Goodwood aerodrome. Try your skills at flying our simulators including for the adults our ever popular Lightning fast jet. Come and see the Museum’s latest acquisition, a full scale replica of a Westland Special Duties Lysander aircraft used by the RAF to transport spies into and out of France. Enter a competition and try your hand at dropping bombs on a target from a radio controlled Lancaster model. Subject to weather our outside aircraft cockpits including the famous Harrier jump–jet will be open.

When you need a refreshment break, look no further that our NAAFI tea-room, beer tent and burger bar. Relax and listen to the music of the 40s and 50s from Angel Radio’s Pete Cross.

Children come and join in with ‘Make-it and Take-it’ – making your own Airfix model aircraft to take away – last year this was a great attraction and it’s FREE!

With easy access, free parking – all you need to do is enjoy the day!

We look forward to seeing you.

Special reduced rates for Family Day:

Adults £8;
Children £4;
Family ticket £20 (2 adults and 2 children).

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.