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Member of the British Aviation Preservation Council

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Display Cases
We are urgently seeking ANY glass display cases for use in the museum.
Sheet Metal Volunteers
We are urgently seeking volunteers who are experienced in sheet metal to help with restoration.
Do you know or have you ever witness an aircraft crash during World War Two? - ever wanted to know more? If so, then please contact us Today!
Any Items of World War Two Aviation Memorabilia. From aircraft parts, photographs, uniforms, flying equipment, logbooks, medals, paper work.
Smartwater systems in use.
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Open every Saturday & Sunday
Beginning of March - Remembrance Sunday 2019
Opening Times: 10am - 5pm
Welcome to the Wings Museum

World War Two Aviation Museum

The ideal family day out in Sussex come rain or shine!
Group Bookings available for weekday & evening visits.
School Bookings & Group Visits now being taken
Venue available for Vintage Vehicle Rallies & Events
The Wings Museum is a totally voluntary organization run by friendly dedicated volunteers & is a registered charity & a member of the BAPC & we are affiliated with the Royal Air Forces Association RAFA. The Wings Museum is housed in a large "hangar" style building located close to Gatwick near Balcombe & Handcross in West Sussex.
We display an abundance of original memorabilia representing a wealth of "display themes" including: The Home Front, RAF Fighter Command, The Blitz, Battle of Britain, Bomb Disposal, Home Guard, Air raid shelters, Aircraft Turrets, RAF Bomber Command, US 8th Air Force, Luftwaffe, Russian Front, D-Day & Beyond & much much more. Items include aero engines, airframes, cockpits, , uniforms/medals, flying equipment, hundreds of personal stories of war, sacrifice & courage.
The Wings Museum is a growing & very much active museum. Through the use of informative displays we aim to educate future generations of the sacrifices made 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.
Discover real history set amoung the sounds of the 1940's, every artifact has it's own unqiue story to tell. What ever your interest or background you are bound to find something of interest at the Wings Aviation Museum!


We hope you enjoy the site & we look forward to seeing you at the museum soon!

A quick guide to
what we do....
We rescue items of our wartime heritage for future generations.
We restore & display original World War Two memorabilia, airframes & engines.
We raise memorials to fallen airmen throughout Europe - on behalf of the families of WW2 aircrew.
We recover WW2 aircraft for museum display & preservation.
Volunteers Wanted - Can you help?
Be part of the friendly Wings Museum Team!
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Several aircraft "digs" took place in 2017 including a Hawker Hurricane shot down in the Battle of Britain, an Me109 shot down in the Battle of Britain & a Mk1A Supermarine Spitfire lost in 1942.

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The Wings Museum has featured in History Hit with Dan Snow, Episode 12 see's "the two Dan's" introduce a few of our displays & artifacts.

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New displays
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Displays inlcuding: A rare FN4 Gun turret from a Whitley bomber, Fleet Air Arm memorabilia, display of memorabilia in memory of David Fellows 460 Squadron Rear Gunner, display of artifacts recovered from RAF Coolham ALG in West Sussex, 500KG German Bomb discovered recently at Broadbridge Heath & many many more smaller items & displays added for the 2018 season.
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"Wings" Aircrew Memorials:
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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>
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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>

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School & Group Visits

Now taking weekday/eve & weekend group bookings for 2019.

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Restoration News:

A-26 Invader cockpit We are pleased to report that the major skin work on the underside of the cockpit is now complete & George & Keith have done a fantastic job! Aaron meanwhile is adding power to the cockpit lighting & instrument panels.

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P-63 Kingcobra static restoration of the centre section is now underway

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Hawker Hurricane Cockpit

The team are doing a sterling job in recreating the cockpit from a Hawker Hurricane, made famous in the Battle of Britain.

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RAF Redhill Connection
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 where every mission flown from RAF Redhill was researched by the museum & lists over 70 pilots who lost their lives flying from RAF Redhill during World War Two. This was the first time such a list was compiled. Read more>

Welcome to the Wings Aviation Museum - dedicated to the heroic airmen of all nationalities who fought for freedom during World War Two

Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane, Near Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6JT.

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