Museum Shop Reopens

August, 2020

Three weeks after the Museum opened its doors to visitors, following a four month closure due to coronavirus restrictions, the Museum’s popular shop has reopened.

Thirty different items are on sale, many of them exclusive to the Museum. These include a 1/48 scale Airfix model of the Museum’s Hawker Hunter F5 WP190, books on RAF Tangmere and the pilots who flew from this famous airfield and ‘Lysander Pilot’, the memoirs of SOE pick-up pilot Jimmy ‘Mac’ McCairns.

The shop is also selling a new book on Second World War fighter pilot Peter Parrott entitled ‘The Pilot in the Poster’ written and signed by his daughter Rosemary.

With the opening of the shop, the Museum has achieved Phase 2 of the three phased re-opening plan and is open for morning or afternoon visits Monday to Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday). Pre-booking on the Museum’s website is essential

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.