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Shoreham Aircraft Museum and Tearoom 2014
Due to a later than usual Easter this year, the Museum will open its doors for the start of the 2014 season at 10 am on Saturday 5th April and Sunday 6th April (last entry 4:30 pm). The Museum will then be open each Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of October and then will open for Remembrance Sunday only.
The Tearoom and Gardens will be open on the same dates as the Museum and will also additionally be open on Fridays starting from 4th April at 10 am. Please note that on Fridays the Museum will NOT be open to visitors, so please be aware of this when planning a visit to Shoreham Village. Thank you.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Star guest visitor for Easter Sunday
Jim Davidson OBE, one of Britain's top stand-up comedians, well known TV game show host and recent winner of 'Celebrity Big Brother' is visiting the Museum on Easter Sunday 20th April 2014. Jim has been a great supporter of Britain's armed forces personnel and has entertained them around the globe. We look forward to a very entertaining day with Jim. All welcome.
Veteran visitors - Easter Sunday
The Museum will be additionally delighted to welcome the following wonderful RAF veterans on Easter Sunday:-
Harry Irons DFC, Sam Brookes, Joe Cook, Ken Fowler, Sid Beaver DFM, Ron Liversage MBE, Jack Christianson & Rodney Scrase DFC.
Also attending will be the aviation author Steve Darlow, who will have signed copies of his latest books for sale. Please visit the 'Fighting High' website to see current titles.
Entry to meet the veterans is via the Museum front door - entrance = £3 for adults (free entry to children 16 and under and Museum members). If you wish to have anything signed by the veterans the cost is £10 per item for any or all signatures. All monies raised will go equally towards Museum projects and the RAF Benevolent Fund. Special A4 commemorative prints (see above), signed by all attendees, will also be available for £10.00.
Please note that the start time will be from approximately 11am subject to the arrival of all veterans attending with a lunch break starting at approx. 12:45pm. There will be an afternoon session to meet with the veterans and the event is likely to finish no later than 3:30pm. Kindly note that due to the age of the veterans the event is subject to late alteration or cancellation. Thank you.
Signing Day - Saturday 24th May
We are pleased to announce that on Saturday 24th May we will be holding another veterans' signing day in conjunction with Ruxley Manor www.ruxley-manor.co.uk
We will be publishing more details as soon as we have them., so please keep checking back.
"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.