Battle of Britain Hall

Here the focus is mainly on the crucial air battles fought in the skies over Southern Britain in 1940.

See the excavated and poignant remains of Sergeant Dennis Noble’s Hurricane, enjoy the many fine poems written by airmen during the conflict, examine retrieved remains of Merlin, Junkers Jumo and Griffon engines.

Here you will also find exhibitions on James Nicolson, the only Fighter Command pilot to be awarded the VC during the Second World War, Tangmere and the 16th August 1940 (the day RAF Tangmere was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe) and Douglas Bader, the legless fighter ace. Also displayed is an original searchlight, Luftwaffe artefacts and information boards on some of the ‘Few’ (the fighter pilots who flew and fought during that hectic summer of 1940).


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.