Museum is a totally voluntary
organization run by friendly dedicated volunteers
& is a registered
charity & a member of the BAPC. The Wings Museum is housed
in a large approximately 12,000 sq ft "hangar" style building near Balcombe & Handcross.
The Wings Museum was based at Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey (formally RAF Redhill) but vacated in 2008 to our current location in West Sussex. We are still very much dedicated
to remembering & recording the history
of RAF Redhill. We have a dedicated display within the museum which includes original memorabilia associated to the station as well as a comprehensive collection of photographs & the Redhill Book of Remembrance were every mission flown from RAF Redhill was researched by Daniel Hunt (Museum Curator) in 2007 & lists over 70 pilots who lost their lives flying from Redhill during World War Two. This was the first time such a list was compiled. Read more>
We also display an abundance of original memorabilia representing a wealth of "display themes" including: The HomeFront, RAFFighterCommand, The Blitz, Battle of Britain, RAF Bomber Command, US 8th Air Force, Luftwaffe, Russian Front, D-Day & Beyond & much much more. Items include aero engines, airframes, uniforms, equipment & medals.
Museum is a growing &
very much active museum. Through the
use of informative displays we aim
to educate future generations through school visits of the
sacrifices made by our gallant armed
forces during World War Two in order
to preserve the peace we all benefit
from today. It is our goal to ensure
that their memory is not lost through
the passage of time & that their
courage & spirit lives on to inspire us all.
We hope you enjoy
the site & we look forward to seeing you at the museum soon!
A quick guide to
rescue items of our wartime heritage for
& display original World War Two memorabilia, airframes & engines.
memorials to fallen airmen throughout
Europe - on behalf of the families of
WW2 aircraft for museum display &
Inert German Bomb fuzes, tail fins, bomb relics & parts, shrapnel, including Bomb Disposal items.
WINGS LATEST NEWS:
Bomber Boys 2017 Veteran Signing Event Make a date Saturday 6th May 2017 Wings Museum!!
The cockpit section of a an RAF Jet Provost XM468 arrived in 2016. The Wings team are now looking for parts to complete the cockpit section.
FN4 Gun Turret project arrives from Australia.
The cockpit section of a rare WW2 US Curtiss Helldiver SB2C-5 arrived at the museum in July. The Wings team are now looking for parts to complete the cockpit section.
A restored cockpit section of Bristol Beaufighter 1f Night Fighter.
Some of our recent Memorials unveiled:
On 8th May 2015 a new memorial to the gallant crew of Stirling BF513 was unveiled at the crash site in Belgium with many people in attendance.Read more>
On 19th March 2015 a new memorial to the gallant crew of B-17G 43-39035 was unveiled at the crash site on Reigate Hill with many people in attendance.Read more>
School & Group Visits
Now taking weekday/eve & weekend group bookings for 2017/18.
A-26 Invader cockpit The team are now working on the new skins for the underside.
P-63 Kingcobra Radio gear is currently being installed into the cockpit.
Merlin XX Engine from Halifax JD150LATST NEWS: Flight Engineering will now complete the restoration to ground running condition. The final parts were sent up to Leeds last month. The engine will be run in memory of the crew who tragically lost their lives in the crash. We are greatful to the MoD, the German authorities & especially Nils Hempnel who discovered the crash site.
WW2 Vickers Metropolitan 90cm Searchlight
A donor 1936 searchlight has recently been kindly donated to the Wings Museum by Newhaven Fort. The Wings Museum searchlight was rescued from outside a Care Home in Newhaven, Sussex in May 2015. Restoration now complete!!
A-20 Cockpit Section
Repairs have begun on the remains of an A-20 cockpit which was recovered by the Hunt brothers from Russia.
Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane, Near Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6JT.