Opening Times

Admission to all areas of the Museum is FREE of charge Car Parking charges apply - click here for details.  For a full site visit we recommend you allow a minimum of 3 hours.

March - October the museum is open from 10.00 - 18.00 (last entry 17.00)

November - February the museum is open from 10.00 - 17.00 (last entry 16.00)

The Warplanes Hangar will be closed to visitors from Wednesday 27th August to Tuesday 2nd September for aircraft movements.

  Opens Closes
Visitor Centre 10.00 17.00
Test Flight 10.00 17.00
Including Research & Development Collection    
War Planes 10.00 17.00
National Cold War Exhibition 10.00 17.00
Hangar One 10.00 17.00
Including Transport & Training Collection    
Fun 'n' Flight Interactive Gallery             
Subject to the availability of Museum volunteers.    
- Weekends 11.00 16.00
- Weekdays 10.00 16.00
 Refuel Restaurant (last orders 16.00) 10.00  16.30 

Refuel Restaurant will close at 4.00pm on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th August 2014.

Museum Closures

The Museum will be closed from 24-26 December 2013 and 1 January 2015, 5-9 January 2015.

Please be aware that from time-to-time, some areas of the museum will have to be closed for Corporate Events. We aim to keep inconvenience to a minimum whilst making as many exhibits available as possible.

Admissions Policy

Children under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times during their visit.

For admission purposes and for your safety, we will record your admission. Please let us have your postcode for marketing purposes.
We reserve the right to refuse admission to the Museum at any time.
Personal Photography and filming is permitted, those with commercial requirement please visit the Commercial Photography for more information.

Some charging may be necessary for Holiday Activities.

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