• 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.

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  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  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  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  Such a wonderful museum, so much to see and learn. Every volunteer was so helpful, eager and informative, really lovely to have been shown some special treasurers and then found... read more

    avatar thumb Mrs C
    9th September 2021
  • 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

    U8388XLjacquelinef
    17th October 2021

    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  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  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  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  I have visited this museum a couple of times now and always find it fascinating. There is so much to see and learn mostly focused on WW11. They are restoring,... read more

    petersU1672DM
    18th May 2022

    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  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

    shaung963
    1st June 2022

    star rating  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
    30th December 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  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 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  Great little spot tucked away in an unsuspecting area. Merlin engine run is a must-see (hear) if you can make one of these dates. Only thing I'd like more is... read more

    N1370EQliamg
    11th July 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

    ChrissieB_12
    7th November 2021

    star rating  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
    14th July 2020
  • 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  Such a wonderful museum, so much to see and learn. Every volunteer was so helpful, eager and informative, really lovely to have been shown some special treasurers and then found... read more

    R7205ACsc
    9th September 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  Second visit to this amazing museum and collection of ww2 artefacts. Loved going inside the Dakota and the fact it was a prop from Band of Brothers is amazing. ... read more

    Fearless710199
    30th August 2022
  • 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 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  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  My boys loved it. Fascinating artifacts. Very welcoming man who shared his passion and made us very interested too

    avatar thumb Peony B
    29th July 2023

15 minutes from Gatwick Airport
25 minutes from Brighton

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