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Museum 2019 Season

The Museum will re-open for the 2019 season from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry 4:30 p.m.) on Saturday 13th April & Sunday 14th April. Thereafter the Museum will be open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday until Remembrance Sunday. Entrance to the Museum is £5 (Free entry to Members and children under 14). Shoreham looks forward to welcoming you.

RAF veteran visit - Easter Sunday 23rd April 2019

Colin Bell 608 Sqn The Museum will be delighted to welcome Flight Lieutenant Colin Stuart Bell DFC AE, who flew Mosquito bombers with The Pathfinders of 608 'North Riding' Squadron from Downham Market. He carried out 50 operations over Germany that included 13 raids on Berlin. 608 Squadron carried out the last bombing raid of the war on Nazi Germany on 2nd/3rd May 1945.

Colin will be available to sign items and will give a short talk in the afternoon about his varied career in the Royal Air Force.

Entrance to meet Colin will be via the Museum (Fee is £5 with free entry to Members and children under 14). For any item to be signed by Colin, there is a charge of £10 per item.

Kindly note that in respect to the age of veterans like Colin, these arrangements may change at short notice.

Tearoom Opening 2019

Tea Room The Tearoom will be open every weekend in 2019, from 9am to 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays.

We look forward to welcoming you to serve a warming beverage and a tasty snack!

The Museum itself is currently closed but will be re-opening at Easter for the 2019 season - our 31st year!

Dedication of memorial stone, 29th September 2018

Inn Of The Few On Saturday, 29th September, we dedicated a memorial stone to Flying Officer Ludwik Paszkiewicz VM, KW & DFC, who lost his life on 27.09.1940.

Order of Service

Ian "Bash" Bashford

On Saturday 30th September 2017, we unveiled a plaque commemorating frequent museum visitor and member of the Old Portlians Cycling Club Ian "Bash" Bashford.

Dedication of memorial stone, 23rd September 2017

On Saturday 23rd September 2017, we held a thanksgiving for Sergeant Jack Hammerton and dedication of a memorial stone.

A video of the service can be seen here.

Order of Service.

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: geoff@aviartnutkins.com

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.