• About Wings Aviation Museum


  • The Wings Museum is a totally voluntary organisation run by friendly dedicated volunteers. The museum is a registered charity and a member of Aviation Heritage UK. We are also affiliated with the Royal Air Forces Association, RAFA.

    The Wings Museum is housed in a large "hangar" style building located near to Gatwick Airport and close to Balcombe and Handcross villages in West Sussex. We have been open to the public for over 15 years.

    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 and Beyond, and much much more.

    Items on display include aero engines, airframes, cockpits, aircraft gun turrets, uniforms, medals, flying equipment, and hundreds of personal stories of war, sacrifice and courage.

Our UPCOMING EVENTS


We endeavour to present a variety of events throughout the year to entertain and educate visitors to our museum.

These events are currently offered FREE as an added bonus to our museum entrance tickets.

  • 17

    Aug, 2024

  • Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Run

    Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane

    17 August

    The Wings Aviation Museum is very proud to announce that a 1943 Halifax Rolls Royce Merlin engine from Halifax JD150, which

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  • 18

    Aug, 2024

  • Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Run

    Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane

    18 August

    The Wings Aviation Museum is very proud to announce that a 1943 Halifax Rolls Royce Merlin engine from Halifax JD150, which

    View Event
  • 26

    Oct, 2024

  • Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Run

    Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane

    26 October

    The Wings Aviation Museum is very proud to announce that a 1943 Halifax Rolls Royce Merlin engine from Halifax JD150, which

    View Event
  • 27

    Oct, 2024

  • Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Run

    Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane

    27 October

    The Wings Aviation Museum is very proud to announce that a 1943 Halifax Rolls Royce Merlin engine from Halifax JD150, which

    View Event

Opening Times

Tuesday to Sunday
10:00am – 5:00pm
Last admission is 4:15pm

SEE: VISIT US FOR DETAILS

** THERE IS NO NEED TO BOOK **
but you can purchase
Gift Entry Tickets Online NOW!

MUSEUM ADMISSION PRICES

Adults £12.50
Over 60s £11
Children 5-12 years £7
Family Ticket (2 Adults and 3 Children) £40
Children under 5 FREE

Please remember we are a registered charity, ALL proceeds will be ploughed back into the work of the museum.

VISIT US

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our TripAdvisor Reviews…

  • star rating  Well worth a visit ,facinating information regarding ww11 aircraft and personnel ,and a great tribute to the men and women who fought to keep our freedom alive in... read more

    susanaK3229KF
    1st July 2022

    star rating  amazing experience, lots to look at and a wide variety of cool items salvaged from ww2, came here with my dad for father's day/ his birthday and was not disappointed

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    20th June 2021

    star rating  Had a great visit to Wings Museum yesterday, lots of Aviation related exhibits, recovered wrecks all with intresting and personal stories to give you the background. Went to see the... read more

    175nickw
    15th August 2020

    star rating  We loved this museum! Fascinating mix of war time objects and salvaged planes. Really interesting stories told of the aircraft and war time and lives tragically ended too soon.

    Chocolateminted
    2nd July 2022
  • star rating  Visited this amazing little Gem today, mesmerising and chilling at the same time. Great work kev/Dan

    P1826UFelainep
    9th October 2021

    star rating  Took the kids here, aged 7 and 8, and had a throughly good time. There’s lots of interesting artefacts in the museums and pieces of WW2 memorabilia and part of... read more

    dhymeri
    27th August 2022

    star rating  Such a wonderful museum, so much to see and learn. Every volunteer was so helpful, eager and informative, really lovely to have been shown some special treasurers and then found... read more

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    9th September 2021

    star rating  We visited with our 2 grandchildren aged 11 and 10, and they had such a lovely time. All the staff were very informative, and a big thank you to... read more

    avatar thumb Jackie F
    17th August 2021
  • star rating  Lovely collection of interesting artefacts from WWII, cleverly assembled to tell stories from the time. Well-informed volunteers provide a wealth of extra information.

    avatar thumb Leona C
    8th July 2023

    star rating  Not a great deal to see but military enthusiast would no doubt find much of interest but appears to be a lot more exhibits yet to be shown and not... read more

    Yvonne W
    30th December 2019

    star rating  Found almost by accident (a leaflet at another site) and decided to take a chance although wasn't sure what to expect - whether there was enough to see. We... read more

    Val C
    31st July 2022

    star rating  In an unassuming farm barn, in the middle of the rolling Sussex countryside, lies an absolute gem of a place, which filled up my Sunday beautifully. This is a quite... read more

    stannersr
    6th March 2022
  • star rating  A building full of STUFF. All of which has obviously been lovingly curated as every oily bit of metal and every odd thing has been researched, identified and explained. The... read more

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    20th June 2021

    star rating  Was very interesting ended up talking to 2 very nice volunteers who gave me and my friend some very interesting history about all the artifacts in the building... read more

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    16th September 2021

    star rating  Great little spot tucked away in an unsuspecting area. Merlin engine run is a must-see (hear) if you can make one of these dates. Only thing I'd like more is... read more

    N1370EQliamg
    11th July 2022

    star rating  Visited this amazing little Gem today, mesmerising and chilling at the same time. Great wor

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    9th October 2021
  • star rating  First we have to say that the customer service was warm and friendly.

    The museum has a lot of interesting artefacts on display and will need a second... read more

    ThePalmersFam
    20th October 2019

    star rating  The signs to this museum are almost impossible to see,but seeing this slightly eccentric museum is worth the effort.
    There seem to be bits and pieces of virtually every aircraft... read more

    avatar thumb wingate
    8th July 2023

    star rating  A hidden jem of a place, a small friendly museum packed full of stuff, well worth the money. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of WW2... read more

    476stuartb
    30th May 2021

    star rating  The Wings museum has a fantastic collection of aircraft items from the second world war. It has UK, German, Japanese and Russian items and tells the whole story of the... read more

    U7600IRdaveb
    11th May 2022
  • star rating  This is a fascinating museum, with exhibits displayed as they were found, not repaired. It puts another aspect on the awful times of war.
    A very interesting exhibit is photos... read more

    avatar thumb nickydewfall
    14th November 2022

    star rating  I went today with my son ( loves war/aviation stuff ) my dad ( also an aviation enthusiast ) and my mum. Whilst I popped to the toilets the kind... read more

    Sonia B
    29th July 2020

    star rating  We visited the Museum yesterday. The star attraction was the start up of a renovated Merlin engine from a crashed Halifax bomber. This was a considerable engineering feat and is... read more

    avatar thumb Peter C
    10th October 2021

    star rating  What a hidden treasure!! It’s an amazing little place, which clearly has been loving gathered.
    I could of stayed hours, reading and looking at all of items. ... read more

    kirstybZ5475BP
    1st April 2022
  • star rating  a very warm welcome from volunteers at the museum. enormous amount of material and authentic exhibits. the personal stories with medals and photos of actual people from the war... read more

    avatar thumb jackie
    17th October 2021

    star rating  Smaller than I thought it would be be but still very glad I went along. Lots of exhibits put together with a lot of love and enthusiasm.

    I... read more

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    29th June 2021

    star rating  Small, but perfectly interesting.

    Spent 90 mins here, and their ww2 artefact collection is very impressive.

    I particularly liked the air raid shelter.
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    binman66
    8th September 2020

    star rating  A hidden jem of a place, a small friendly museum packed full of stuff, well worth the money. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of WW2... read more

    avatar thumb Stuart B
    30th May 2021

15 minutes from Gatwick Airport
25 minutes from Brighton

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