Lashenden Air Warfare Museum

Lashenden Air Warfare Museum
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The museum was formed in 1970 with the aim of preserving the aviation heritage of Kent, with particular emphasis on World War II. Also to promote and develop an aviation awareness in the general public, raising money for RAF and other associated charities. Situated on Lashenden Aerodrome the only wartime Advanced Landing Ground still in use in the country, the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum is one of the leading "volunteer" museums in the UK. Museum exhibits range from a 1911 Farman biplane propeller, through to items from the Falklands and both Gulf Wars.

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Opening hours

March & April, Sundays, Bank Holidays, 1030-1800. Closed Good Friday.
May, June, July, August & September, Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays, 1030-1800.
October Sundays only, 1030-1800,
November & December, Sundays Only 1030-1600.

Admission charges

Free parking and free admission.

Additional info

Flying, parachuting & pleasure flights.

The museum has 5 aircraft on display, including two original World War 2 German aircraft. The Focke Achgelis Fa 330 rotor kite & a Fieseler Fi 103R4 Richenberg piloted V1 flying bomb. There are displays relating to prisoners of war, civilians at war, the Royal Observer Corps, along with parts of hundreds of crashed aircraft each one carefully researched & displayed.

Collection details

Aviation, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • F100F Super Sabre
  • Dassault Mystere IVa
  • Fieseler Fi 103R4 Richenberg Piloted V1
  • Fa330 rotor kite
  • Lightning F53 nose section
  • Rapier missile system

Lashenden Air Warfare Museum
Headcorn Aerodrome
TN27 9HX




01622 6317

01622 631799

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