• 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.


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.

Winter Opening Times

Saturday & Sunday
10:00am – 4:00pm
Last admission is 3:00pm

Please Note:
The Museum’s Opening Times have changed for the Winter,
opening only Saturdays and Sundays,
from just after Remembrance Sunday, 12th November,
until February, when the museum is again
open 6 days a week, Tuesday-Sunday.


but you can purchase
Gift Entry Tickets Online NOW!


Adults £10
Over 60s £9
Children 5-12 years £5
Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children) £30
Children under 5 FREE

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


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our TripAdvisor Reviews…

  • star rating  What a little gem this place is ! we called in on our route doing the London to Brighton classic car rally , don't be put off by the... read more

    1st June 2022

    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  I would if they had been open as advertised on their website and on the road signs they had put up on the roads and outside the museum saying it... read more

    18th September 2022

    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  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  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  Great little museum. It doesn't have a load of planes like some air museums but it does have a lot of interesting stories. You need to take time... read more

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    24th July 2021

    star rating  Have seen the signs for this museum for many years so was curious to check it out. It is jam-packed with exhibits and while planes are the main feature, there... read more

    12th June 2022
  • 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

    8th February 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

    avatar thumb Stuart M
    28th August 2020

    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 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

    7th November 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

    avatar thumb DoctorTechnical
    20th June 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

    avatar thumb Jake Stevens
    20th June 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

    27th July 2022

    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

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    4th November 2020
  • 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  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  Visited this amazing little Gem today, mesmerising and chilling at the same time. Great wor

    avatar thumb Elaine
    9th October 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  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  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  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

    3rd November 2019

    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

    11th May 2022
  • 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

    1st July 2022

    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  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

    4th November 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.

    2nd July 2022

15 minutes from Gatwick Airport
25 minutes from Brighton

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