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Our Roadmap To Re-Opening
Updated 09.05.21

Since the Government’s announcements on Monday 5th April the museum trustees are pleased to confirm that we will be allowed to open our outside display area from 12th April 2021, hopefully followed by the whole site including Hangars from 17th May, 2021.

With that in mind we are now looking at the following arrangements being made.

Opening outside displays

Opening the external displays at the museum on three days per week, on the following dates in spring 2021:

Friday 14th May; Saturday 15th May; Sunday 16th May

This will be at a reduced admission rate to reflect the reduced number of exhibits that can be seen; Adults (all ages) £5; Children under 16 admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Opening times 10.00am - 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm).

As part of this re-opening the Museum Shop would also reopen under the changes to non-essential retail & offer take-out service from the Café.

Opening Hangars & inside displays

Our initial aim is towards opening the internal displays at the museum on a normal basis, commencing Monday 17th May; this will be in line with the relevant Covid-Secure Regulations, which may be subject to change and details will be confirmed as the government finalises the regulations.

Current thoughts regarding 2021 Museum Events

Sadly, we have decided to cancel the Cold War Call-Up event that was planned for May, 2021.

We plan to run an Outdoor Aeroboot/Aerojumble on Saturday 3rd July, 2021 - details will be sent to previous participants by mid-March 2021.

The Cockpit-Fest 21 & Aeroboot event is being rescheduled to take place on the August Bank Holiday Weekend of 28th, 29th & 30th August, 2021.

We plan to run an Autumn 1940s Weekend event on 2nd & 3rd October, 2021

We are also considering arranging an Outdoor Aeroboot for later in October, date TBC.

Please be aware ALL of these proposals could be subject to change by government legislation at any time. We will post regular updates here on our website and also on our Social Media feeds.

You can still join our one-off mailing list that we will us to email a notification of the confirmed re-opening dates and any additional conditions that might be necessary for a visit.  Please use this EMAIL Link if you would like to be added to this notification list.

You will need to resend your details as we will not be mailing out to any previous contacts, this is to ensure that we comply with our GDPR obligations. We will aim to acknowledge your request within 24 hours.

As a volunteer managed registered charity we rely on public admission fees, shop sales etc. to fund our operation and we will be ever reliant on the generosity of our visitors, volunteers and staff in these unprecedented and challenging times.

There are two funding routes that you can use to help us: 

You can make a donation right now by following this JUST GIVING weblink.

By using the EASY FUND RAISING site; please use this link to register and start helping to raise funds for the museum right now.


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