The Museum of Army Flying
The Museum of Army Flying
Enquiries / PA to Director
Archive / Library
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.
Museum, Archive, Heritage site, Science centre, Transport heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Association or society
Last entry 1600
Closed over Christmas
Closed over Christmas
Subject to change (yearly)
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
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
- Scout Helicopters
- Operation Overlord
- The Falklands
- Glider Pilot Regiment
- Northern Ireland Conflict
Battlelines Theatre Production
- 17 April 2014 7-9:15pm
A trilogy of plays will look at World War One, World War Two and modern warfare.
WW1: ‘The Call Up’
A century ago a small village community sees a generation of young men leave to fight for King and Country. When the men are gone what happens to those that remain? Forest Forge shines a light on the personal stories that didn’t make it into the history books.
WW2: ‘Keep Smiling Through’
As bombs fall on coastal cities in World War Two, children are uprooted from their parents’ homes and spirited away to the relative safety of the countryside. The way their new community welcomes the evacuees will stay with them for years to come. For some it is a time of adventure and new found friendships but for others it is a dark time of cruelty and homesickness.
MODERN WARFARE: ‘In Our Name’
The military ‘community’ is a modern phenomenon, often living on the outskirts of a town or city, or absorbed into a society that struggles to understand them. This play looks at how modern warfare challenges both those that fight and the people they are fighting for.
Meet the Pilots; Past and Present
- 15 May 2014 7-9:30pm
Meet the people that flew the aircraft in our Museum, as well as the characters from Aviation history. The Museum of Army Flying will be hosting a unique night of opportunity to get up close to some special aircraft and our fascinating archives.
Guest speakers including Paul Beaver, Rick Dawson, Chris Hislop and Dave Amlot will be providing personal accounts and insight into flying the aircraft found within the Museum.
Our Archivist will opening the doors to the archives for a special chance for groups to see the wealth of historical information.
See first hand aircraft from our museum and a special few in a static display from The Historic Aircraft Flight.
Ticket include refreshments, book now! This event is not recommended for children.
- Not suitable for children
Tickets are £7.50 per person. Available online or from the shop prior to the event.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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'