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Sheet Metal Volunteers
We are urgently seeking volunteers who are experienced in sheet metal to help with restoration.
Do you know or have you ever witness an aircraft crash during World War Two? - ever wanted to know more? If so, then please contact us Today!
Any Items of World War Two Aviation Memorabilia. From aircraft parts, photographs, uniforms, flying equipment, logbooks, medals, paper work.
Smartwater systems in use.
tripadvisor certificate of excellence
lancaster tail gunner visit
Now Open 6 days a week! Tuesday to Sunday
2nd March - Remembrance Sunday - 10am to 5pm (Closed Mondays)
World War Two Aviation Museum 15 minutes from Gatwick!
The ideal family day out in Sussex come rain or shine!
Group Bookings available for weekday & evening visits.
School Bookings available mid week all year round!
RAF Bomber Command Veteran signing
Halifax JD150 Rolls Royce Merlin
Engine run days 2019
Sat 5th October 2019 - Merlin Engine Run Day
Sat 12th October 2nd RAF Veteran signing event of 2019! & Merlin Run
Approximate Engine Run Times: 1st run 11.45am 2nd run 2.30pm
Night at the Museum
Special Event
A special opportunity to visit the Wings Museum in the evening! The Wings Museum takes on a completely different feel at night - experience it for yourself.
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 - 6pm - 10pm
Wednesday 6th November 2019 - 6pm - 10pm
The Wings Museum is a totally voluntary organization run by friendly dedicated volunteers & is a registered charity & a member of Aviation Hertiage UK we are also affiliated with the Royal Air Forces Association RAFA. The Wings Museum is housed in a large "hangar" style building located near to Gatwick Airport & close to Balcombe & Handcross in West Sussex. We have been open to the public for over 15 years.
We display an abundance of original memorabilia representing a wealth of "display themes" including: The Home Front, RAF Fighter Command, The Blitz, Battle of Britain, Bomb Disposal, Home Guard, Air raid shelters, Aircraft Turrets, RAF Bomber Command, US 8th Air Force, Luftwaffe, Russian Front, D-Day & Beyond & much much more. Items include aero engines, airframes, cockpits, aircraft gun turrets, uniforms, medals, flying equipment, hundreds of personal stories of war, sacrifice & courage.
A quick guide to
what we do....
We rescue items from our wartime heritage
We educate future generations about our aviation heritage
We restore original World War Two memorabilia, airframes & engines.
We raise memorials to fallen airmen throughout Europe
We recover WW2 aircraft for display & preservation.
The Wings Museum is a growing & very much active museum. Through the use of informative displays we aim to educate future generations of the sacrifices made 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.
Discover real history set amoung the sounds of the 1940's, every artifact has it's own unqiue story to tell. What ever your interest or background you are bound to find something of interest at the Wings Aviation Museum!
Volunteers Wanted - Can you help?
Be part of the friendly Wings Museum Team
2019 Wings Museum Podcasts:
Wings Museum - Ongoing Aircraft Restoration Projects  
Wings Museum - Preparing for the re-opening on 2nd March  
Wings Museum - The Importance of Remembrance  
Wings Museum - Volunteering at the museum  
Wings Museum - Radio Sets of World War Two  
Wings Museum - Remembering crew of Handley Page Hampden AE244 in Belgium  
Wings Museum - Why visit the Wings Museum?  
Wings Museum - Chat with Basil Goldstraw, WWII groundcrew with No. 75 (NZ) Squadron  
Wings Museum - RAF Kenley - "Voices from the Past" guided walk  
Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane, Near Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6JT.

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