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|Monday - Saturday||10:00 - 16:30||10:00 - 17:00|
& Bank holidays
|10:00 - 16:30||10:00 - 18:00|
We are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
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Picture of the Month
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.
Vulcan Winter Refurbishment
VULCAN CLOSED FOR A WEEK
Due to the high wear and tear on the Vulcan cockpit and access steps the cockpit will have to be closed for refurbishment from the 26th February until the 4th March inclusive.
Of course if we get it finished sooner and the paint is dry (weather dependant) we will open it sooner.
Sorry if it coincides with a planned visit but we will do our best to have other aircraft available during these dates.
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