Museum is a totally voluntary
organization run by friendly dedicated volunteers
& is a registered
charity & a member of the BAPC. The Wings Museum is housed
in a large approximately 12,000 sq ft "hangar" style building near Balcombe & Handcross.
The Wings Museum was based at Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey (formally RAF Redhill) but vacated in 2008 to our current location in West Sussex. We are still very much dedicated
to remembering & recording the history
of RAF Redhill. We have a dedicated display within the museum which includes original memorabilia associated to the station as well as a comprehensive collection of photographs & the Redhill Book of Remembrance were every mission flown from RAF Redhill was researched by Daniel Hunt (Museum Curator) in 2007 & lists over 70 pilots who lost their lives flying from Redhill during World War Two. This was the first time such a list was compiled. Read more>
We also display an abundance of original memorabilia representing a wealth of "display themes" including: The HomeFront, RAFFighterCommand, The Blitz, Battle of Britain, RAF Bomber Command, US 8th Air Force, Luftwaffe, Russian Front, D-Day & Beyond & much much more. Items include aero engines, airframes, uniforms, equipment & medals.
Museum is a growing &
very much active museum. Through the
use of informative displays we aim
to educate future generations through school visits of the
sacrifices made by our gallant armed
forces during World War Two in order
to preserve the peace we all benefit
from today. It is our goal to ensure
that their memory is not lost through
the passage of time & that their
courage & spirit lives on to inspire us all.
We hope you enjoy
the site & we look forward to seeing you at the museum soon!
A quick guide to
rescue items of our wartime heritage for
& display original World War Two memorabilia, airframes & engines.
memorials to fallen airmen throughout
Europe - on behalf of the families of
WW2 aircraft for museum display &
2013 has been a busy year with several school visits the latest visit being from Bewbush School in Crawley. Bookings are now being taken for 2014.
Meet the "Bomber Boys" a huge success!
Despite the bad weather we still had a better than expected public attendance. We all raised over £600 for the Bomber Command Memorial but above all a good day was had by all. We would like to thank all the veterans for attending this unique day, it is always a great honour to have them at the musueum. Read more>
The Wings Museum attended the 2013 Shoreham Airshow which proved to be a resounding success.
A WW2 1944 Link Trainer has kindly been donated to the museum by the Gatwick Aviation Museum. This is now on display in our Fighter Offensive Section.
The Wings Museum featured on ITV News during a report on our "Bomber Boys" event held in April 2013.
New Wings Memorial unveiled in 2013:
In March 2013 a memorial to the gallant crew of Short Stirling BF479 was unveiled at the crash site in Belgium with many families of the crew present. 2 Belgium Air Force F-16's performed a flypast in memory of the crew.Read more>
New Displays for 2014:
Many new exhibits & displays have been added to the museum for 2014. Displays include: Items to a pilot of Lancaster "King of the Air" also Items to a Hampden Air Gunner who was shot down becomming a POW & much much more!
Restoration Project News:
The Bødo Luftfarts Museum Jumo 211 aero engine restoration is progressing very well. The main crank shaft & pistons now turn over.
Restoration work on our combat veteran Douglas A-26c Invader Cockpit is now focusing on repairs to the canopy. Work to the underside is now complete & she is now mounted in a specially built display stand.
Work is well underway on the pilot's instrument panels & cockpit cabin doors for our Bell P-63 Kingcobra Fighter project.
Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane, Near Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6JT.