• 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.

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    Jun, 2024

  • Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Run

    Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane

    29 June

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

    View Event
  • 06

    Jul, 2024

  • Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Run

    Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane

    6 July

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

    View Event
  • 07

    Jul, 2024

  • Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Run

    Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane

    7 July

    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  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  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  A little gem of a museum. Beautifully laid out with a great deal of information about every exhibit. Lots if memorabilia - most of it donated by families of WW11... read more

    avatar thumb Helen S
    30th July 2023

    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  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  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
    4th August 2019

    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  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  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  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 really informative and moving collection of artefacts, organised into themed displays. None of the polish of the bigger museums and all the bette

    avatar thumb Tom G
    3rd September 2021

    star rating  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
    13th October 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  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

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    30th June 2021

    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  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  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  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  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  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  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
    20th August 2019

    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

    lauratH5415KK
    23rd January 2022

    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  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  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  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

    avatar thumb Chris C
    19th June 2021

    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 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

15 minutes from Gatwick Airport
25 minutes from Brighton

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