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End of Year

November, 2010

November brings the last month of opening for 2010 with our daily closing time adjusted to 4.30 pm. As is the normal practice, the Museum will be closed from 1st December through to 31st January 2011 inclusive in order to facilitate redecoration and refurbishment. The new season will commence on 1st February 2011.

Several new exhibits have been introduced during the past year with others under development. The Ferret project is all but complete, the training of instructors for our new Lightning simulator is well on track and a new Spitfire–type simulator is expected to be ready for use early next year. Notwithstanding the country’s economic difficulties during 2010, our visitor numbers have held up extremely well and, indeed, are expected to exceed those of 2009 by some margin.

Since our regular website features will, as usual, be suspended during the Museum’s close down period, this will be the final “Tangmere News” for 2010. Albeit rather early, we therefore wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.

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.

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