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'Sit-in-a-Spit' for Christmas and the New Year - 11th January 2014
Fancy treating a family member, a special friend or even yourself to something a bit different for Christmas? Then what better than the rare opportunity to sit in the cockpit of an airworthy Spitfire at Biggin Hill, where the lucky Spit' sitter can experience the thrill of being at the 'controls' of the world's most famous fighter aircraft. An experienced Spitfire pilot or groundcrew member will point out the cockpit controls and answer any questions about the Spitfire. To book a seat which costs £50 per head, please call the Museum on 01959 524416 or enquire if visiting the Museum - on payment, ticket and instructions for attending the event will be issued. Please bring a camera so that Spit' sitters can be photographed in the cockpit (authentic flying helmet and jacket available to wear as an option). Please also note that to 'Sit-in-a-Spit', the minimum age is 16 and that each Spit' sitter can be accompanied by one individual (16+), so anyone buying a 'seat' as a gift may attend. Thank you.
Shoreham Aircraft Museum 25th Anniversary Print
If you couldn't make it to our 25th Anniversary Signing Day, we still have a small number of commemorative prints available for £37.50, including P&P. Each print is individually signed by Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC*, AFC, Squadron Leader Nigel Rose and Chief Technician Joe Roddis. If you would like to purchase a print, please call us on 01959 524416.
"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.