• 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


*** Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all of our 2020 events until further notice. ***

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.

  • 31

    Aug, 2020

  • POSTPONED – Workshop Open Day

    WIngs Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane

    August 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    POSTPONED DUE to COVID-19 Come and see the backstage workings of our fantastic workshop, where the magic happens

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  • 12

    Sep, 2020

  • POSTPONED – MERLIN ENGINE RUN

    WIngs Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane

    September 12 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

    The Wings Aviation Museum is very proud to announce that a very special run up of a 1943 Halifax Rolls Royce

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Museum Admission Prices

Adults £8
Over 60s £7
Children 5-12 years £4
Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children) £22
Children under 5 FREE

No need to book in advance

Please remember we are a registered charity, ALL proceeds will be ploughed back into the work of the museum. Last admission is 4.30pm

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our TripAdvisor Reviews…

  •   My partner and I have spoken for years about visiting “Wings”, as we live in the vicinity.

    So, we got there on a warm and sunny morning. We... read more

    Ken M
    10/13/2019

      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
    10/20/2019

      The Wings Aviation Museum is situated in a Hangar at Bucklands Farm near Balcombe, approximately 15 minutes drive from Gatwick.

    It is a registered charity, run by volunteers and... read more

    SussexConcierge
    4/03/2020

      This is a great little aviation / WW2 museum. I enjoyed it even more than I expected too; my three year old daughter enjoyed it too, which was a bonus.

    AndrewWBristol
    7/05/2019
  •   Visited on 1 November with our 6 and 9 year. The place is full of great exhibits and really worth a visit. Our kids loved it and would have spent... read more

    Jimmyjazz
    11/03/2019

      Had a great time here, so much to see from WW2. Lots of local things that happened during the war. The Dakota from tv series Band of Brothers was incredible,... read more

    N5792CLstuartm
    8/28/2020

      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
    8/15/2020

      Very good wartime exhibits with some excellent partial aircraft restorations.
    Interesting radio section.
    Very knowledgeable and friendly volunteer staff.

    kaptinvimes
    7/13/2019
  •   Went here with my father and son. There was a wide variety of artifacts and memorabilia on display to keep us all interested. My son particularly enjoyed sitting in the... read more

    Lawr3nceD78
    8/24/2019

      This museum while small is of great interest to ww2 enthusiasts and aircraft fans alike, unlike the sterile world of the more main stream museums, wings has managed to capture... read more

    Dean558
    7/14/2020

      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
    7/29/2020

      Visiting on a rainy Sunday morning with my husband and 4yr old. My husband is a military history enthusiast and was blown away with just how much was crammed into... read more

    C7996GDkatieb
    8/20/2019
  •   There is so much to see and explore at this well run museum that you really cannot do it in one visit. We have been twice now and plan... read more

    Christine C
    10/11/2019

      Brilliant, hidden away, but welcoming and teaming with exhibits. All volunteer staff that are enthusiasts, engaging, informative and helpful. This active museum is continuingly developing and keen for memories, exhibits... read more

    Sussexpellett
    8/04/2019

      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
    12/30/2019

      A secret collection of genuine artefacts from aviation history in the sussex countryside. A non profitable display supported my volenteers and donations. Its small scale with basic facilities but... read more

    Camper689039
    7/10/2020
  •   To keep 4 teenagers aged 12-17 interested, this World War 2 based museum is amazing!
    Loads of genuine parts, footage, uniforms, information, all painstakingly collected and displayed!
    The night visit... read more

    Suzanne N
    10/24/2019

      Small, but perfectly interesting.

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

    I particularly liked the air raid shelter.
    ... read more

    binman66
    9/08/2020

15 minutes from Gatwick Airport
25 minutes from Brighton

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