What to see

Aircraft Exhibits

The Museum has some excellent aircraft and powerplant exhibits including the World Speed Record breaking Gloster Meteor F.4 Special (flown by Group. Captain E.M. ‘Teddy’ Donaldson in 1946) and Hawker Hunter Mk3 (flown in 1953 by the Museum’s late President Neville Duke). Both these aircraft are on loan from the RAF Museum.
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Guided Tours

Staffing levels permitting, free guided tours of the exhibition halls, lasting approximately 20 minutes, leave the reception area at 1100 hrs and 1400 hrs daily.

Reception Area

In this area, you will find a large scale model of RAF Tangmere’s domestic and technical sites circa 1940 and also a fine exhibition of United States’ memorabilia. Our cinema is entered from here where, on arrival, you will have the opportunity to see a short introductory video to the Museum.

Memorial Garden

The Museum has a memorial garden which you may like to visit situated behind the Museum’s Cafeteria.

Air Raid Shelter

There is a section of an air raid shelter, used at RAF Tangmere during the Second World War, in the Museum grounds where you can experience the sound of an air raid on Tangmere.

Refreshment Areas

The Museum has a picnic area on the grass outside the front entrance where you may consume your own food and drink or refreshments are available for purchase from the Museum’s Cafeteria.


Photography is permitted in all areas of the Museum but, to help preserve the artefacts on display, the use of flash is not permitted in the Battle of Britain, Middle and Tangmere Halls.

Museum Map

A free map of the Museum’s main exhibits will be issued with your entry tickets when you arrive. Click HERE to view/download a printable version of this map.

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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 chairman@tangmere-museum.org.uk 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.