Museum Events

Shackleton Boys 2 Book Launch
Updated 30.08.19

Access advice - there is a Vegan Festival on the adjacent Showground site and the traffic today has been challenging; the marshals have been allowing vehicles down to the museum, but traffic on the surrounding roads has been very heavy. We have been advised that the traffic volumes should be less tomorrow and Sunday; but please be aware of possible delays. We recommend that the quickest route should be to approach from the A17 direction along Drove Lane.

The museum is hosting a two day event to celebrate the launch of the Shackleton Boys 2 book launch, by Grub Street who have published a range of such books featuring different aircraft types and stories from their aircrew

The event will take place on Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st  September 2019 - 10am until 5pm each day (last admission at 4pm), and it will be centred around our Shackleton aircraft that was dismantled and moved to the museum by road in spring 1977. To this day this is still the largest aircraft dismantling project ever undertaken by the museum and its members.

Contributors to the book will be in attendance to sign copies of the book, meet each other and also meet and talk with the museum visitors. Details of the reunion aspect of the event are being co-ordinated via the author & publishers and these participants will be contacted directly.

We hope that there will be a number of visiting displays and exhibits that will add to the maritime reconnaissance nature of the event.

This event is open to the general public & normal museum admission rates apply: Adults £9.00, Over 65s £8.00, Children £4.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £24.00

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast details revised as of 29.08.19:
Saturday 31st August - NO FLYPAST due to technical issue with the Dakota
Sunday 1st September - Spitfire

RAF Squadrons represented
8, 37, 38, 42, 120, 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 210, 224, 269, ASWDU, MARDET, MOTU

Bases represented
Hal Far
DF Malan (South African Air Force).


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