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Open Day

March, 2009

This year the Museum’s annual Open Day will be on Sunday March 15th. Doors open at 10am and close at 5.30pm. Car parking, which will be on the airfield, is free.

Open Day is held to provide an opportunity for people to come along and sample the many delights that are on display here. Full café facilities will be available along with indoor and outdoor seating. The Museum also has Disabled facilities.

Also present at this year’s Open Day will be a team from the Vulcan to the Sky project and visitors should get the opportunity to meet and question a Vulcan Pilot and Engineer. There will be demonstrations of a model jet engine by a Museum volunteer Trevor Bowry who will also be displaying the model Hawk which it will power. Click here to see details of the engine and the model Hawk. Fellow modeller Bruce Smith will have his beautiful one sixth scale model P51D Mustang on display. You can see more details of this aircraft by clicking here. Museum President Duncan Simpson, famous as a past Hawker Chief Test Pilot, will also be in attendance.

The 2008 Open Day broke all records with over 2000 people attending on the day, and like last year everyone will be welcome at this year’s event. Please note that children under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult.

This year the Museum is supporting Help for Heroes, the charity that helps British service personnel injured in the current conflicts and all the proceeds from the £1 per head entrance fee will go to them. Children under 5 years of age are admitted free.

Do come and join us on the day!

Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is pleased to be 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.

The presentations are usually given as an audio/visual presentation using the Museum's equipment. Our presentations can be tailored to suit audiences ranging from specialist societies to community based groups and range in length from 40 to 90 minutes depending on the subject matter.

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.

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