• 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.

WINTER OPENING TIMES 2021/2022

Saturday & Sunday
10:00am – 4:00pm
Last admission is 3.00pm

Please note: The museum will be CLOSED between 6th December 2021 and 14th January 2022

** THERE IS NO NEED TO BOOK **

MUSEUM ADMISSION PRICES

Adults £8
Over 60s £7
Children 5-12 years £4
Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children) £22
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  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  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  A really informative and moving collection of artefacts, organised into themed displays. None of the polish of the bigger museums and all the better for it!

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    3rd 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  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  A secret collection of genuine artefacts from aviation history in the sussex countryside. A non profitable display supported my volenteers and donations. Its small scale with basic facilities but... read more

    Camper689039
    10th July 2020

    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  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  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  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  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

    avatar thumb Chrissie B
    7th November 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

    avatar thumb jackie
    17th October 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

    476stuartb
    30th May 2021

    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  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  There is so much to see and explore at this well run museum that you really cannot do it in one visit. We have been twice now and plan... read more

    Christine C
    11th 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 lots of fun.

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    3rd August 2021

    star rating  I had seen the museum on a list of things to do in Sussex so we went along with our 12 year old boy. I love all the human stories... read more

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    11th July 2021

    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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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

15 minutes from Gatwick Airport
25 minutes from Brighton

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