Key Facts

How much does it cost?

Revised admission rates are being charged: Adults £11.00Over 65s £10.00,Children £5.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £30.00If you are able to consider GIFT AIDED Admission it would provide a huge boost to our fund raising efforts in these challenging times; details on application, or arrival.

FREE on site car parking adjacent to our site.

More details on Opening Times page. Don’t forget to use Gift Aid to help us generate extra revenue from your visit. - these details will be explained when you arrive at the museum.

What do you charge for car parking?
There is no car parking charge for visiting the museum. Normally there are ample spaces next to our entrance. N.B. on special event days you may have to park a little further away, on either the approach road or in our Southfield Site - normally for special events we have marshals around to guide you to spaces.

What's your telephone number and post code?
Tel: 01636 707170. Post Code: NG24 2NY be careful when entering this into your Sat Nav, because this post code covers a large area; the brown & white air museum signs are a better method! normally marshals will be around to guide you at these events

Can we go in the aircraft?
Whenever possible aircraft are opened by our volunteers. Dates & times are normally advertised on the news page. Small additional fees are charged to access each aircraft, always please check before you visit to see which cockpits might be open. It's also worth remembering that cockpit openers are only able to accept cash for admission fees, so we suggest that you try to make sure that you come prepared, for this 'old-fashioned' payment method!!

Can we take photographs?
Yes, photography is allowed around the museum for personal use, which includes posting on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. However for commercial usage, including self-published books, websites, films, YouTube channels, etc. we request that you seek our permission before photographing, filming or publishing anything. Where appropriate you will be asked to provide agreed credits & fees if requested. Please use our contact page to get in touch with us. We will be asserting our intellectual property rights for all of our aircraft, site and exhibits. 

Can we fly our drone to take photographs?
No, after careful consideration and consultation with our insurance company the museum has implemented a general no drones policy over the whole site and inside its display hangars. This also applies to kites and radio controlled models.

Also, after a site evaluation by the Joint Helicopter Support Squadron in spring 2021; the western end of our Southfield Site has been listed in the No.1 AIDU Flight Information Publication - UK Helicopter Landing Sites. As such it is available for military helicopter training activity. 

What food does your café serve?
Our Café serves reasonably priced food, prepared fresh to order. Choose from a selection of snacks, sandwiches and hot or cold drinks or try our legendary “Toasties”. We can cater for parties – please book in advance. N.B. due to its location in the centre of the site, the café is now only accessible for museum visitors who have paid an admission fee i.e. not for people just wishing to use the café and toilets.

What's for sale in the shop?
Frequently described as “the best specialist aviation outlet in the Midlands” It stocks a diverse range of aviation goods at a variety of prices more details on the Museum Shop page.

Can we bring a dog?
Yes provided it is well behaved, kept on a short fixed lead and the owner removes any mess created. (Extendable leads no longer permitted on site). 

They are also allowed in the various buildings around the site. However, visits into the Museum Café, where the space can be limited, is at the discretion of the Café staff; such access may not be permitted when multiple dogs are visiting the site.

When are you open?
Everyday except December 24th, 25th & 26th & January 1st; November to February daily 1000 – 1600 hours; March to October daily 1000 – 1700 hours (including weekends & Bank Holidays).The last admission time to look round the museum is 60 minutes before the closing time; subject to the number of visitors present on site, the locking up of the main display buildings will commence 30 minutes before the closing time

The museum café will close 30 minutes before closing time with the last admissions into that facility being 45 minutes before closing time.

The museum shop will close at the same time as the museum, with last admissions for shoppers into the shop being 20 minutes before closing time.

What new exhibits do you have?
The collection is developing all the time and new exhibits are always listed the news page.

What special events are coming up?
Details of special events are always posted on the news page and special events page.

When can I come back again?
You can return any time and why not check out the rest of our website to see what we’ve really got to offer. 

How can I help?
You could look at becoming a museum member, view museum membership page or you could help raise funds when you shop online here.

Can I make a donation?
Yes, please visit the 'Make a Donation' page.

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