• 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  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  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  Lovely collection of interesting artefacts from WWII, cleverly assembled to tell stories from the time. Well-informed volunteers provide a wealth of extra information.

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    8th July 2023

    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  Really interesting museum volunteers who were more than happy to talk about the displays. Lots of artefacts although no complete aircraft as all come from crash sites. It... read more

    avatar thumb Nick
    29th October 2023

    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  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
    24th August 2019

    star rating  Thanks to the team who look after this museum, we found it really amazing for children and adults. Full of information of the history in many wars, with good hands... read more

    avatar thumb stevebL8586HB
    9th November 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  The fascinating way it was laid out. Giving an insight to aircraft from the WW2. Also had a great chat with the person in the radio shack

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    19th June 2021

    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

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    30th May 2021

    star rating  Absolutely amazing
    great staff (and geoff!!) woulod recommend to anyone of anyage hand on experience
    Just go
    JB TC and big J

    avatar thumb Jack B
    5th July 2023
  • star rating  We had often driven past this museum so decided to visit. It was really interesting and the 2 volunteers on duty were really friendly and knowledgeable. There are so many... read more

    avatar thumb Laura T
    23rd January 2022

    star rating  Very disappointed with this museum. Scruffy and untidy. No logical layout and very little in the way of real aircraft

    avatar thumb alan p
    18th November 2023

    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

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    17th August 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

    avatar thumb josh p
    16th September 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  Would highly recommend visiting the Wings Aviation Museum, Have wated to go for ages.. wasnt disappointed, The Volunteers were excellent, very informative and helpful

    Shayned
    27th July 2022

    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  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  We had passed the sign to the Wings museum on several occasions & always wondered what was there so we decided to take the time to find out.
    Were warmly... read more

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    23rd October 2020

    star rating  What a fantastic find! A small yet immersive experience, packed with hundreds of rare, original helmets, uniforms, and field gear from World War II. The experience is complete with... read more

    avatar thumb The Kentish Wayfarer
    23rd August 2023

    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  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

    avatar thumb john c
    8th February 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  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  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

    star rating  Made a visit to this very good museum on the 25th June, and was made very welcome by the volunteers and owners.

    Lots of artifacts to see with... read more

    avatar thumb Alec B
    30th June 2021

15 minutes from Gatwick Airport
25 minutes from Brighton

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