BAC Lightning

BAC Lightning

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Opening TimesWinter
(Nov-Mar)
Summer
(Apr-Oct)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:3010:00 - 17:00
Sundays
& Bank holidays
10:00 - 16:3010:00 - 18:00

We are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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Admission charges
Adult£7.00
Child (5+)£3.50
InfantFREE
OAP/Student£6.50
Family (2+2)£19.00

Picture of the Month

Armstrong-Siddeley/Gloster advert

Amstrong-Siddeley were a locally based firm that built luxury cars and aero engines. This was an advert from December 1953 extolling the virtues of the Armstrong-Siddeley-built Meteor night fighter. 8 years after the first Meteors had entered service with the RAF, A-W and Glosters were still selling the aircraft to foreign air forces and the RAF. It was rapidly becoming outclassed by newer fighters, but as a night-time bomber-destroyer it was still a useful aircraft and around 550 Meteor night fighters were built. An example of the Meteor NF.14 is on display at the Museum.

Autumn Update

Another summer has passed and we have certainly made use of the "fairly" good consistent weather and have got through a fairly hefty paint schedule. Those aircraft that have received some fresh paint include the HS125, T33, Gannet, Whirlwind and the Victor nose section. Photos are attached.

I would like to say a word about the work that does not always hit the news sections as it is almost invisible to the average member and certainly to the public. The infrastructure of the museum is constantly being updated and renewed and the work that goes on behind the scenes by some low profile members certainly need to be appreciated. Take for instance all the cabinets ,doors, shelfs,chocks, posts, display boards that the museum uses just to mention a few items. None of these are bought in... read more

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