Museum Reopens to Visitors on 1 February

January, 2019

On Friday 1 February the Museum will open its doors after the annual two month closure. During the past eight weeks the Museum’s all-volunteer work force has made some significant changes. In the Merston aircraft hall the three aircraft associated with the World Airspeed Record (the Meteor F 4 Special, Hunter Mk 3 and Swift) have been relocated to be displayed together and the Lysander Mk III (SD) full size replica has been moved to a corner of the hall to enable our Curatorial team to create an additional SOE exhibition. The popular Canberra and Hunter F4 cockpits have been placed on purpose built cradles and following conservation work the fuselage halves of the Museum’s Hunter F 5 have been combined by our engineers, bringing the aircraft back to display condition.

Following the Trust Council’s decision to increase the admittance charges for 2019 the new charges for the coming season are: Adults £10, Over 60s and those holding a Service ID £8, Children (5 to 16 years old) £4, Children under 5 Free, and a Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children £24

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.