The Museum of Army Flying

The Museum of Army Flying
Middle Wallop
Stockbridge
Hampshire
SO20 8DY
England

Website

General Museum

www.armyflying.com

E-mail

Enquiries / PA to Director

enquiries@flying-museum.org.uk

Education

education@flying-museum.org.uk

Marketing

marketing@flying-museum.org.uk

Telephone

General Enquiries

01264 784421

Education

01264 784421

Director

01264 784461

Marketing

01264 784421

Archive / Library

01264 784379

Fax

General

01264 78694

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Historic helicopters, aeroplanes, kites, gliders, dioramas, exhibits, displays, all telling the story of "soldiers in the air" from 19th century balloons to the present day and attack helicopters. Plus 2 flight simulators, rifle simulators,
play park, 1940's house, childrens centre, gift shop, cinema, licensed cafe with airfield views, picnic area and plenty of parking.
A343 between Andover and Salisbury; next to busy working airfield.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Heritage site, Science centre, Transport heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Association or society

Opening hours

Daily 1000-1630
Last entry 1600
Closed over Christmas

Closed over Christmas

Admission charges

Subject to change (yearly)
Adults: £9.00
OAPs/Students: £8.00
Child: £6.50
Family £29.00

Additional info

Our archive and library is open to the public by appointment only

With imaginative dioramas and static displays the museum traces the development of Army Flying from pre World War I to today's moden Army Air Corps. An inspiring and profound tribute to the men and machines that have fulfilled the Army's vital battlefield roles of observation, reconnaissance and offensive action from the air. With over 35 fixed winged and rotary aircraft on display, including the largest collection of military gliders in Europe, the story of the British Army Aviation is told in five distinct parts.
We now also offer an insight into what life was like on the Home Front during World War 2 with our new 1940s House

Collection details

Archives, Aviation, Coins and Medals, Fine Art, Land Transport, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • D-Day Landings
  • Home Front
  • Pegasus Bridge
  • Gulf War
  • Iraq War
  • First World War
  • Second World War
  • Hamilcar Glider
  • Horsa Glider
  • Hotspur Glider
  • Chipmunk
  • Sopworth
  • Scout Helicopters
  • Operation Overlord
  • Propaganda
  • Arhnem
  • The Falklands
  • Glider Pilot Regiment
  • Northern Ireland Conflict

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of ww1 biplane

Remembering the Royal Flying Corps

  • 3 August 2014 10am-5pm

Ian Lunn RFC re-enactor will be on hand to talk to guests about the Royal Flying Corps pilots and display his incredible collection of RFC artefacts. Our expert guides will be giving a series of mini-talks on subjects surrounding the formation of Royal Flying Corps, their role during the First World War and the personalities involved.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Eclipse

An Evening of Astronomy

  • 6 September 2014 7:30-9pm

The Museum of Army Flying in association with Andover Astronomical Society will be hosting an evening of astronomy at the museum. The event will include a lecture, followed by tips on practical stargazing.If the skies are clear there will be a wonderful opportunity to observe the stars and the moon. Using the telescopes is weather permitting as it requires a clear night. Ticket includes light refreshments.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£6.00 per person

Website

http://www.armyflying.com/evening-astronomy-2/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Primary Education Programme at The Museum of Army Flying (history/literacy/science)

The Primary Education Programme provides a unique learning opportunity outside the classroom. Through the programme pupils learn about life on the Home Front, and use the collection as a focus for exploring and testing science and design technology principles. The programme is targeted at KS2 class visits to the museum and can be tailored to meet individual needs. Themes explored include: The evacuee experience, how people protected themselves during the war, how homes were different during the 1940s and wartime propaganda. The science and design technology workshops give pupils the opportunity to explore Shelters, Helmets and Headwear, Parachutes or Gliders

How to obtain

To book a visit please contact the Education Officer on 01264 784421, or email educationmaf@yahoo.co.uk. To find out more visit our website www.flying-museum.org.uk
Entry to the museum for school groups is £3.00 per pupil. 1 supervising adult to every 10 children enters free. There is no extra cost for booked activities with the Education Officer. School led visits are also welcome but booking is still compulsary.
The cost per pupil for our Science and Technology Days for larger groups is £3.50. This covers the cost of entry to the museum and activities led by 'Madflaps'

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