Museum Events

100th Anniversary of RAF Open Cockpits Day

This event is being organised to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force (RAF).

In addition to giving visitors the opportunity to view the cockpits and interiors of many of the museum’s collection of RAF aircraft, cockpits and CIMs; the event will also feature a host of visiting displays.

N.B. The cockpits and aircraft may not be open at all times during the day and access will depend on the availability of our team of volunteer cockpit openers. A small additional donation will be requested for access into the aircraft and cockpits.

Note to exhibitors from the Museum Groundsman: "Could I ask that when exhibitors arrive that they are not directed over the grass area between Hall 1&2 as with the heavy rain it will soon become a mess."

The event is taking place on Sunday 1st April, 2018 – 10am until 5pm (last admission at 4pm).

We are now building up build up a set of supporting / visiting displays and these currently confirmed as of 30.03.18 are:

Museum model aircraft display in Hangar 1
Mainly Military Models display in Hangar 2
RAF Recruiting posters display from the Museum Archive
RAF Balderton Memorial Group
WAAF 1940s display
ASR & Marine Craft Club, displays of marine craft models & storyboards
Canberra PR7 test cockpit
Phantom cockpit XV490 – with David Gledhill
Wingless Wonders cockpit display – Buccaneer XZ431; P1127 XV280 & 2 LWB Land Rovers
HS125 cockpit G-AVAI
Airfield Research Group
Large model aircraft display

The event is open to everyone and normal museum admission rates will apply: Adults £9.00, Over 65s £8.00, Children £4.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £24.00.

{A small additional fee / donation will be applicable when going inside the museum aircraft – this will go towards funding the restoration & refurbishment of our aircraft.}

Please telephone 01636 707170 if you require any further information.


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