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Special Easter 2017 Signing Days

Bermondsey Pearly King and QueenW.R.HughesPortrait of George 'Johnny' JohnsonPortrait of Tom Neil We are very pleased to announce that we will have special Pilot Signing Days at the Museum over Easter.

Entry to all events is via the Museum - £3.50 admission (Museum members and children 16 and under are free).

On Good Friday, 14 April, we have a return visit by some of the Chelsea Pensioners and the Bermondsey Pearly King and Queen, representing 'UK Homes 4 Heroes Pride & Passion' This is a fundraising event on their behalf and our visitors will be happy to sign any items, so please be generous in your giving. Thank you.

On Saturday 15 April, we will be joined by Flight Lieutenant 'Bob' Hughes DFC, AE who was an Air Gunner with 23 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. Books, prints, etc., signed by Bob will be £10 per item and there will be copies of a special portrait available on the day with an introductory price of £25 including his signature.

On Sunday 16 April, we will be joined by Squadron Leader Johnny Johnson DFM, the last British survivor from the famous Dambuster raid. Books, prints, etc., signed by Johnny will be £15 per item.

On Bank Holiday Monday, 17 April, we have Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC & Bar, AFC, AE here with a selection of his fantastic books that can be purchased from Tom including his signature. All other books, prints etc., signed by him will be £10 per item.

Kindly note that due to the age of our wonderful visitors, events are subject to late change or cancellation.

Pilot Portraits

The 5 prints available are of Winkle Brown, Alan Scott, Tom Neil, Joy Lofthouse, and Johnny Johnson. We have a few "Pilots Portraits" available , hand signed by some of the visiting pilots who attended the various "SigningDays" here at the Shoreham Museum. They are available at £25 each + £2-50p P+P. Cheques made out to "The Shoreham Aircraft Museum", High Street, Shoreham Village, Sevenoaks Kent. TN14 7TB. For more information contact Geoff:

Portrait of George 'Johnny' JohnsonPortrait of Joy Lofthouse
Portrait of Allan ScottPortrait of Tom Neil
Portrait of Eric Winkle Brown

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.

Museum Pergola Engine from a Junkers Ju88 The Museum's tea garden Blackout screen from the White Hart at Brasted - signed by 'Al' Deere, 'Sailor' Malan, 'Johnnie' Johnson, et al.

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.