The Museum ::
Pilots' Day, Sunday 17th August
On Sunday 17th August we will holding another Pilots' Day. Confirmed attendees so far are Sid Beaver, Lancaster Pilot & Typhoons,
Sam Brookes, Lancaster wireless operator,
W.O Maurice Macey Pilot 41 Sqn and 127 Sq,
Lieutenant Keith Quilter DSC pilot Royal Navy Seafires & Corsairs,
Bob Woods Short Stirlings,
Sidney Pigden Typhoon pilot.
We will be adding more names to the list over the coming weeks, so please keep checking back. If you think you may know any other veteran pilots who would like to come along, let us know. Everyone is welcome!
Shoreham Aircraft Museum and Tearoom 2014
The Museum is currently open each Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of October and then will open for Remembrance Sunday only. Opening times are 10 am to 5 pm (last entry 4:30 pm).
The Tearoom and Gardens will be open on the same dates and opening times as the Museum and will also additionally be open on Fridays. 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.
"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.