Museum Events

Cockpit-Fest & Aeroboot 2022 – At A Glance

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June 2022

Opening Times:

(Saturday): 0900 – 1700 hours (last admission 1600 hours);

(Sunday): 1000 – 1700 hours (last admission 1600 hours);

We suggest that you arrive early on Sunday as some exhibitors may start to pack up at around 1430 hours

You can check out the site layout plan by opening this WEBLINK


Adults £10.00, Over 65s £9.00, Children £5.00 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £27.00 {Please consider the Gift Aid option as it raises valuable extra funds for the museum}

Two admission points will be available to the events & the wider museum site.

A small admission kiosk will be operating from 9am until 12 noon on Saturday, next to the old  Museum Café near the Main Entrance / Vulcan; plus also on Sunday 10am until 12 noon if visitor numbers are good.

The Museum Shop will be open from 10am until 5pm on each day; admission can also be made via this route as well.

We will NOT be operating a Quick Admission point in the Southfield on this occasion, due to lower staff levels.

Open to the public each day

Car parking:

Our main car parking for this event will be on the Southfield Site, which is approached along the old taxiway (past the car auction storage compound) towards the museum and through the gate.

Taxiway parking on the approach to the museum is still available for people with any Motability needs. Marshals will be on hand to guide you to spaces.


Museum café open on the Southfield Site & with bacon butties etc. available during the morning from the gazebo close to this location (Saturday 8.30am until 1pm) (Sunday 9.30am until 1pm).

We will NOT be operating a Second café, due to reduced staff levels.


Large areas of visiting displays; don’t forget to visit the displays in both Hangar 1 & Hangar 2

Various museum aircraft cockpits open for people to view

20+ visiting aircraft cockpits on display N.B. Some only here for one day 24 plus displays & activities inside Hangar 1 & Hangar 2, plus around the site

4 museum resident aircraft cockpits on display

Military re-enactors Museum aircraft/open cockpits – as and when volunteers are available

Aeroboot / Aerojumble on Saturday & Sunday; with Saturday looking set to be the busier day, admission for this is included in standard museum admission fee.

Other more detailed event listings can be found on the website If in doubt telephone 01636 707170 between 1000 hours and 1630 hours


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