Aircraft Museums in the UK

aeroventure Aeroventure – South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
Located at Doncaster, this museum has a good collection of aircraft for the visitor.
bbmf Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
One of the most famous UK based display teams. It is based at RAF Coningsby. The web site has a good collection of photographs of their aircraft.
bournemouth Bournemouth Aviation Museum
Dedicated to preserving operational examples of historic military jets. Located at Hangar 600, Bournemouth International Airport.
brooklands Brooklands Museum
The Birthplace of British Motorsport & Aviation.
classicwings Classic Wings
Your chance to fly in a Tiger Moth or Dragon Rapide from Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
eastkirkby East Kirkby Airfield
Worth the visit to just see the Lancaster in addition to the other attractions at this WWII airfield.
fleetairarmmus Fleet Air Arm Museum
This site provides museum information and services details and also lists the aircraft in the large collection. However, the site is not complete and collection details and photos are not yet available. Located at RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset.
Gatwick Aviation Museum
This Aviation Museum has a unique collection of British Aircraft from the “golden age” of British aircraft manufacture, ie, from the end of WWII until the 1970’s.
Helicopter Museum
This is the world’s largest dedicated helicopter museum. It is located in Weston-super-Mare.
duxford Imperial War Museum: Duxford
One of, if not, Europe’s top aviation museum has a superb collection of historic aircraft. Duxford is not only an excellent centre for historic aviation but also the site of world famous air shows.
kent Kent Battle of Britain Museum
The Museum is based on one of the sites of Britain’s epic struggle in 1940. The airfield was the nearest Royal Air Force station to enemy-occupied France. Today’s visitor can still savour the atmosphere of the airfield’s past with the landmarks and buildings that remain.
midlandairmuseum Midland Air Museum
This museum is in Coventry. It houses a good collection of interesting aircraft.
armyflying Museum of Army Flying
This museum at Middle Wallop celebrates over one hundred years of army aviation. It is home to one of the country’s finest historical collections of military kites, the largest collection of military gliders in Europe, aeroplanes and helicopters.
berkshire Museum of Berkshire Aviation
A good collection of aircraft and photographs recalling Berkshire’s Aviation Heritage. Located in Woodley, (near Reading) Berkshire.
museumOfFlight Museum of Flight
A good variety of aircraft can be found at this museum in Scotland at East Fortune Aerodrome.
newark Newark Air Museum
Another good collection of aircraft at this museum in Nottinghamshire.
manston Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial – Manston
The site of the RAF Manston History Museum presents some details of the museum, aircraft, exhibits, and displays that illustrate the history of a famous and historic airfield. Located adjacent to London-Manston Airport near Ramsgate, Kent.
cosford RAF Museum- Cosford
The twenty-five-acre site in Shropshire is home to one of the best collections of aviation history in the world. It is also the site of the largest of the LMA shows.
realaero Real Aeroplane Company
This museum is located at Breighton, near Selby, Yorkshire. It was some good displays and a collection of WWII aircraft.
shuttleworth Shuttleworth Collection
The site describes the Trust and illustrates some of the collection. One of the great aircraft and car collections of the world, which is famous for its regular flying displays. Located at Old Warden Park in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.
solway Solway Aviation Museum
Operated by volunteers from the Solway Aviation Society. The society owns nine aeroplanes – the most prominent being an Avro Vulcan bomber. Located at Carlisle Airport, Carlisle, Cumbria.
southampton Southampton Hall of Aviation
This museum depicts the history of aviation in the Solent and Hampshire areas. The Museum tells the story of 26 aircraft companies, the largest flying boat operation in the world and the legendary Spitfire designed at Supermarine in the heart of the City of Southampton.
tangmere Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
The Museum houses a unique collection of exhibits relating to this famous “Battle of Britain” airfield, and aviation in general. WW11 fighter aces, Douglas Bader, “Johnnie” Johnson and Neville Duke are celebrated here.
fightercollection The Fighter Collection
Large collection of airworthy WWII aircraft based at Duxford, UK.
yorkshire Yorkshire Air Museum
Popular for the Halifax restoration project. Located at Elvington, York.
memorial-flight Memorial Flight Association
French site that does restoration projects, has lots of interesting pictures and data.

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