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Half Term Open Cockpits

During the coming Half-Term holiday period (25th May through to 2nd June) we hope to have various aircraft cockpits open for people to go in, but this will depend on the availability of our volunteer cockpit openers.

We hope to be able to keep you advised via this news item about what may be open each day; if in doubt please call 01636 707170 before you travel.

We will also try to post daily updates via out Twitter feed at  and under

Provisional cockpits opening schedule:

Apologies that we were unable to open anything on Wednesday 29 May; last minute cancellation by the volunteer hoping to attend - please always check in advance before you travel!

31.05.19 Rather than just relying on our volunteers we are now looking into the possibility of training museum staff as cockpit openers to help us cope in circumstances when volunteers are not available. 

Saturday 1 June – Shackleton; Hastings; Phantom CIM; Jaguar cockpit
Sunday 2 June – Shackleton

Please remember that height restrictions apply to some cockpits – full details can be found elsewhere on the Museum website; this includes access to the Vulcan.

N.B. a small additional fee of is charged to access each aircraft. This money goes towards the restoration and repainting of our aircraft.

Visitors are also reminded that for some aircraft admission we simply ask that people consider making a donation to museum funds for being allowed into the aircraft or helicopter. These donations also go towards the restoration and repainting of our aircraft.

Additional aircraft cockpits may be open each day and other details will be updated as the information becomes available.
Visitors are also reminded that the Beverley cockpit & Firefly CIM in Display Hangar 2 are available for a free unescorted viewings every day.


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