Shoreham Aircraft Museum

Shoreham Aircraft Museum
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The Shoreham Aircraft Museum was founded in 1978 by local enthusiasts, whose passion for the Battle of Britain period resulted in the establishment of a permanent display in 1988. The official opening was attended by no less than 15 former Battle of Britain pilots. The Museum serves as a lasting tribute to all those airmen who fought in the skies over southern England during World War II. All the proceeds are used for recovery and preservation of artefacts. Any remaining funds are donated to the RAF Guinea Pig Club, East Grinstead, a charitable organisation for severely burnt Allied airmen of Word War II, and one with which we are proud to have had a long association.

The museum has a charming tea room, serving home-made cakes and refreshments. There is also a gallery displaying a range of prints by renowned aviation artist, Geoff Nutkins.

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Opening hours

The museum is open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Easter until the end of October. Opening hours: 1000-1700 (last entry 4.30pm).

As a small token of thanks, any serving member of H.M. Armed Forces visiting the Museum who shows a valid I.D. at the door will be granted free entry to the Museum.

Parties are welcome at any time by prior arrangement (minimum number 20).

Admission charges

Adults £3.00
Children under 16 free

The museum houses hundreds of aviation relics excavated by the group over many years from crashed British and German aircraft, as well as items which have been kindly donated. In addition, there is a fine collection of flying helmets, uniforms and insignia. This, along with a comprehensive display of Home Front memorabilia, ensure a visit to the museum is both enjoyable and educational.

Artifacts are carefully arranged and all are clustered to support items recovered from local 'digs' or local happenings. Displays are refined or changed regularly, making a second visit all the more enjoyable.

Collection details

Archaeology, Aviation, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Some of the aircraft that feature in our exhibitions: Dornier 17Z, 8/KG76 - Crash-landed Sunday, 15th September, 1940.
  • Hurricane V6800, 501 Sqdn - Crashed Monday, 7th October, 1940.
  • Spitfire X4422, 92 Sqdn - Crashed Friday, 27th September, 1940.
  • Focke-Wulf 190A-3, Stab III/JG2 'Richthofen' - Captured Tuesday, 23rd June, 1942.

Shoreham Aircraft Museum
13 High Street
Shoreham Village
TN14 7TB




01959 524416

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