The Library

The Peter Wright Memorial Library houses more than 4,000 books and periodicals on all aspects of military aviation, including fine collections of aviators’ biographies, squadron histories, technical manuals, and wartime Air Ministry and Ministry of Information publications.

All our holdings are now on a searchable electronic catalogue. The Library is open to the Friends of the Museum on Wednesdays when our librarian is in attendance to provide assistance, and at other times by special arrangement with the curatorial staff. Friends may borrow books for a period of three weeks.

The Library is not open to casual visitors, but non-members of the Museum may apply to the Curator in advance of a visit to consult items of particular interest.

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.