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Wings Aviation Museum

West Sussex

Type:Museum

Brantridge Lane, Balcombe, HAYWARDS HEATH, West Sussex, RH17 6JT
Wings Aviation Museum

About

A fascinating in-sight into life during World War Two. Each artefact or item of memorabilia tells its own unique story set alongside the sounds & music of the times. History appears to come alive in this truly unique nostalgic experience.

The museum aims at remembering our gallant armed forces from all nations who served during World War Two. Located in the heart of Battle of Britain country, the Wings Museum displays a variety of “themed” displays of original memorabilia and relics relating to the: Home Guard, The Battle of Britain, Blitz, Home Front, Royal Air Force, Bomber Command, 8th US Army Air Force, D-Day and Beyond and The Russian Front. 

This unique museum is brought to life by the sounds and music of the times - visitors will be taken back to the 1940s and get a taste of life during those turbulent times. Items on display include: Aero Engines, Propellers, Artefacts, Uniforms, Aircraft Parts, Equipment, Local History, Home Front Items, Airframes, D-Day memorabilia and much more!

See artefacts from Hitlers V-Weapons, see relics from the "Doodle Bug" V1 Flying Bomb, see the engine from a V2 which fell to earth in Essex. Enter the "Dora" room - an emotional story from the Holocaust, see images and artwork about those involved in the construction of Hitlers "Terror Weapons".

Walk inside the famous C-47 Dakota and experience what it was like to have been a paratrooper on D-Day.  

Take a step back in time as you walk inside our Douglas C-47 Dakota, made famous during the D-Day landings on 6th June 1944. This particular example was used during the making of Steven Spielberg’s film epic  “Band of Brothers”. You will be able to walk inside the exhibit and experience what it was like to be a paratrooper on D-Day complete with sound and images. See original memorabilia from D-Day and the Battle for Normandy and beyond to final victory!

Items from: 
Battle of Britain
Blitz & the Home Front
Home Guard
Bomber Command
Fighter Command Luftwaffe
US Eighth Air Force 
Aero Engines / Propellers
Cockpits / Turrets
Uniforms / Equipment
Aircraft Parts
D-Day / and beyond!
 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 Adults and up to 3 Children£22.00 per ticket
Adult£8.00 per ticket
Children 5-12 years£4.00 per ticket
Concession£7.00 per ticket
Under 5's freeFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2-3 hours
  • Diners Club accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

M23 South Bound:

Exit M23 Junction 10A, take 2nd exit on roundabout onto Balcombe Road, turn right after Cowdry Arms Pub onto B2110 The High Street, take 3rd left onto Brantridge Lane, museum is 250 yards on the right.

M23 North Bound:

Exit M23 at Junction 11, take 4th exit on roundabout onto Brighton Road, take 2nd exit on roundabout towards Handcross Village, take 1st exit roundabout towards Handcross Village, at roundabout take first exit left onto High Street, follow High Street taking 2nd exit on right onto Brantridge Lane, museum is 250 yards on the right.

Public Transport Directions

Balcombe Railway Station – Taxi to museum

Bus to Handcross village – Taxi to museum

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

High Season (29 Feb 2020 - 15 Nov 2020)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

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