The Museum ::
Saturday 11th June 2016 - 11 am to 4:30 pm
Veteran's Day and signing event at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre
In generous co-operation from the Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, (Maidstone Road, Sidcup, Kent. DA14 5BQ), the following veterans are due to attend:
Flight Lieutenant Rodney Scrase DFC - 72 Sqn Spitfire 'ace'
Air Commodore Charles Clarke - 619 Sqn Bomber Command
Ted Molyneux - 38 Sqn Flight Engineer, Bomber Command
Warrant Officer Bob Denwood - 547 Sqn Coastal Command
John Waye - 355 Sqn Liberator air gunner, Far East
Sid Beaver DFM - Lancaster & Tempest pilot
Fergus Anckorn - Royal Artillery, ex-Japanese PoW
John 'Jock' Hutton - Parachute Regiment on D-Day
The cost for getting any print, book etc., signed by all the veterans is £10 per item.
Kindly note that veteran attendance on the day of the event might be subject to change at very short notice due to the age of these very wonderful gentlemen.
Further information regarding additional attractions at the event can be found here
Advance notice: a signing event is planned to be held at the Museum on Sunday 10th July 2016 - further details will be added when confirmed.
Opening Times 2016
The Museum & Tearoom are now open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry 4:30 p.m.) Notices regarding future events will appear here once details become available.
Pilots' Day - Commemorative Print
For those who missed our recent Pilots' Day, we have a number of commemorative prints available, costing just £67.50 + £2.50P&P.
You can order one by calling us on 01959 524416.
Prints are signed by the following:
Fl /Lt David Bowker 150 Sqn, Wellington Pilot
Flt Sgt Ron Dearman, Pilot Dakotas & Ansons
Sid Beaver, Lancaster Pilot & Typhoons
W.O. Sam Brookes, Lancaster wireless operator
F.O Maurice Macey Pilot 41 Sqn & 127 Sq Spitfires
Lt Keith Quilter DSC, pilot Royal Navy Seafires & Corsairs
Bob Woods, Short Stirlings
Sidney Pigden, Typhoon pilot
John Waye, B24 Liberator air gunner
LAC Ronald Evans, ground crew 609 sqn Spitfires/Typhoons
F.O Gerry Abrahams, Pilot 75 Sqn Lancasters
W.O. Neville Croucher, Hurricane Pilot 289 Sqn
"Finest Few" Print
We also have a small number of commemorative prints available from our recent "Finest Few" signing day, priced at £35.00, including P&P. Each print is individually signed by Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC, AE, Squadron Leader Nigel Rose AE. If you would like to purchase a print, please call us on 01959 524416.
Private Museum visits for Groups
If you belong to a group, society, association or club and would like a private visit to the Museum over the summer, please call us on 01959 524416. We can offer bookings for weekday afternoons and evenings.
The Shoreham Aircraft Museum was founded in 1978 by local enthusiasts, whose passion for the Battle of Britain period resulted in the establishment of a permanent display in 1988.
The Museum houses hundreds of aviation relics excavated by the group over many years from crashed British and German aircraft, as well as items which have been kindly donated. In addition, there is a fine collection of flying helmets, uniforms and insignia. This, along with a comprehensive display of Home Front memorabilia, ensures a visit to the museum is both enjoyable and educational.
Artefacts are carefully arranged to support items recovered from local 'digs' or local happenings and displays are refined or changed regularly, making a second visit all the more enjoyable.
The Museum has a charming tea room, serving home-made cakes and refreshments that can be enjoyed in the large teagarden. There is also a gallery displaying a range of prints by renowned aviation artist Geoff Nutkins, one of the Museum's founders.
The Museum serves as a lasting tribute to all those airmen who fought in the skies over southern England during World War II.
All the proceeds are used for recovery and preservation of artefacts. Any remaining funds are donated to the RAF Guinea Pig Club, East Grinstead, a charitable organisation for severely burnt Allied airmen of Word War II, and one with which we are proud to have had a long association.