Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

West Sussex

Type:History and Heritage

Gamecock Terrace, Tangmere, CHICHESTER, West Sussex, PO20 2ES

Tel: 01243 790090

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum


Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is situated in a corner of the old Tangmere airfield, famed as an RAF fighter station from 1918 until Fighter Command left in 1958.

The Museum aims to promote public awareness of the United Kingdom’s military aviation heritage, educating present and future generations in military aviation. In September the Museum will be hosting an exhibition to mark the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Museum which serves as a memorial to airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in the service of this country. The Museum is now managed and run entirely by volunteers. In 2017 was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

In May we shall have our Falklands Day with pilots from that conflict coming to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. The Museum has in its aircraft inventory a Se Harrier that took part in the conflict. Beginning in April the Museum has an exhibition commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict. The exhibition will run through until the end of August. 

Now one of the UK’s leading aviation museums, it is home to an impressive display of historic aircraft with a unique collection of aviation memorabilia stretching from the First World War through to the Cold War. Amongst the many attractions, there are numerous interactive displays and aircraft cockpits and simulators for visitors to experience. Light refreshments may be purchased in the Museum’s acclaimed Cockpit Cafe. A museum with something for all members of the family to enjoy

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 adults & two children with Gift Aid£27.00 per ticket
2 adults & two children without Gift Aid£24.00 per ticket
between 5 and 16 years without Gift Aid£4.00 per ticket
child between 5 and 16 With Gift Aid£4.50 per ticket
Children under 5 freeFree
Over 60s and Service ID with Gift Aid£9.00 per ticket
Over 60s and Service ID without Gift Aid£8.00 per ticket
with Gift Aid£11.00 per ticket
Without Gift Aid£10.00 per ticket

Disabled visitors: prices as above but there is no charge for assigned carers
Children (16 or under) must be accompanied by an adult.



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - With the exception of some flight simulators
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages - From July 1st, we resume the availability of audio guides
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - From 2 to 4 hours or more
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties - By arrangement
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction - With some aircraft outside
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun


Map & Directions

Road Directions

 By Car Approach from the A27 where the museum and Tangmere are clearly signposted from both directions. The Museum lies just outside Tangmere village and there is ample free parking.  

Public Transport Directions

Directions to Tangmere Museum Tangmere Military Aviation Museum lies approximately three miles East of Chichester in West Sussex and is clearly signposted from the A27. By Bus The 55 bus from Chichester Bus Station to Tangmere village runs every half hour (at ten past and twenty to the hour) and journey time is around 25 minutes. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the bus no longer terminates at the Museum; the nearest stop is now Tamar Way, about 15 minutes’ walk,   


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze 2024

Opening Times

February and November (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00
01 March - 31 October (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

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