Chichester Big Band Concert at the Museum

July, 2022

On a glorious, hot summer’s day afternoon on Sunday 10 July, 17 members of the Chichester BIg Band played a concert on the Museum’s lawn as part of the Museum’s celebrations to mark two important platinum anniversaries, the Queen’s Jubilee and 40 years since the Museum opened in 1982.

The music they played to an audience of more than 70 over a three hour period included Second World War favourites such as those made famous by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, an American swing dance band formed in 1938.

The music was extremely well received by the audience, many of whom took the opportunity to visit the Museum and the Cockpit Café.

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.