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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.
EASTER BANK HOLIDAY
Great news for the V Bomber enthusiast. Our Victor nose section will be open following an 18 month refurbishment on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday all day (subject to comfort breaks etc) so bring along your re-enactment gear if you want and have a photo taken in the Pilots seat (if you wish) and enjoy a live (and noisy) cockpit. Be the first to get it on twitter etc as the insides have not been made public before. The Holiday Friday and Saturday we will do our best to have it open but with limited guides on these days its not a promise we can make. Also open will be the Viscount with the same proviso as the Victor Nose. Needless to say the Vulcan /Argosy/Hind will be viewable as usual over the whole holiday period. All the usual amenities you associate with this friendly museum a suberb... read more
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