• 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, our events are still subject to changes due to government guidance.
Please check back here, and follow us on Facebook, for more details. ***

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.

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    Aug, 2022

  • Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Run

    Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane

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

    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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OPENING TIMES

Tuesday – Sunday
10:00am – 5:00pm
Last admission is 4.30pm

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

MUSEUM ADMISSION PRICES

Adults £10
Over 60s £9
Children 5-12 years £5
Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children) £28
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  This a thoroughly absorbing and interesting place to visit.
    There's a great deal to take in, so give yourselves plenty of time.
    My Wife was very taken with the navigation... read more

    avatar thumb Bob N
    15th June 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  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
    3rd November 2019

    star rating  Such a lovely place to visit. My kids loved the stories and interaction with staff. It is not massive but we spent two hours having lot

    avatar thumb Nice2019
    3rd August 2021
  • star rating  Thank you to Daniel and his co-workers for an excellent guided tour of this fascinating museum. Lots of exhibits, but not too many, making the tour of the museum easy... read more

    NiceoneFred
    18th February 2022

    star rating  Visited with a group of friends all of whom are WW2 reenactors. Great visit, so much to see. Friendly staff who made us feel very welcome. Definitely worth a visit.

    avatar thumb moggymark
    12th February 2022

    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

    avatar thumb Russell G
    29th June 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  Great museum focused on WW2 and RAF, the volunteers really know their stuff and have a passion for their subjects. Great to hear they filmed the Band of Brothers in... read more

    avatar thumb Andrew S
    17th August 2021

    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  Very much enjoyed our second visit to the Wings Museum. There is so much to see and take in that it merits a second trip.

    Each object has a... read more

    ChrissieB_12
    7th November 2021

    star rating  Great Museum, very helpful and knowledgable Staff. lots of exhibits and stories to read some very moving to read. if you are interested in the Battle of Britain... read more

    karenrY1511HI
    10th September 2021
  • 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  Great Museum, very helpful and knowledgable Staff. lots of exhibits and stories to read some very moving to read. if you are interested in the Battle of Britain... read more

    avatar thumb Karen R
    10th September 2021

    star rating  I had a great time visiting here. There is lots to see from WW2, from restored cockpit displays to bomb disposal equipment and artifact from exhumed wrecks and relics from... read more

    SRP1969
    4th November 2020

    star rating  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
    5th July 2019
  • 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.
    ... read more

    binman66
    8th September 2020

    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

    avatar thumb Jake Stevens
    20th June 2021

    star rating  Very interesting visit, really brought home to us the reality of WW2 being fought in the skies over this country and Europe. The personal stories of those heroes made it... read more

    kayb873
    8th October 2020

    star rating  a rainy winter Sunday seemed the perfect excuse to visit somewhere we had often passed signs to but never visited and I am very glad we did. very helpful and... read more

    johncO9816YF
    8th February 2022
  • 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

    star rating  A significant and somewhat timely reminder of the people who so courageously defended our shores.
    A genuinely very interesting place to visit for all ages. would recommend everyone to... read more

    Peter A
    14th April 2022

    star rating  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
    28th August 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

    Pecra48
    10th October 2021
  • star rating  Very good wartime exhibits with some excellent partial aircraft restorations.
    Interesting radio section.
    Very knowledgeable and friendly volunteer staff.

    kaptinvimes
    13th July 2019

    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  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  Very interesting visit, really brought home to us the reality of WW2 being fought in the skies over this country and Europe. The personal stories of those heroes made it... read more

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    8th October 2020

15 minutes from Gatwick Airport
25 minutes from Brighton

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