Update from our Chief Executive

We look forward to welcoming you back from Wednesday 16th December


I hope this finds you and your loved ones well. It has been such a strange year and I never thought that we’d have had to close the Museum for 4.5 months. However, thanks to the hard work of our staff and volunteers and the wonderful support we’ve received from all of you, we are still standing and can’t wait to reopen. However, having crunched the figures and looked at the forecasts, reopening on 02 December is not a sensible decision for us as these are our quietest months of the year. So for the next two months, our opening hours will be a bit different.

We are going to delay reopening the Museum and Apache Café until Wednesday 16 December. The Museum and Café will be open as normal for three weeks over the Christmas holidays (closed on 24, 25 and 26 Dec) and we will have craft packs for families to take away and a new trail installed. We will then review our January opening hours dependent on how the situation develops.

I want to make sure that we can go into 2021 in the best shape possible and I hope that these temporary measures will help us navigate the winter months.

But we are not standing still. Our Lockdown Lectures will continue, our Outreach & Education programmes will carry on, our online shop is still open and behind the scenes the team are working hard to make sure we’re ready for the new year.

Thank you so much for your continued support, and I cannot wait to see you in the Museum soon.

Lucy Johnson

Chief Executive

Plan your visit.

New Online Exhibition: Operation VARSITY 75th anniversary

The Collection

Get close to the story of Army Flying

The Museum holds an extensive collection charting over 100 years of the British Army in the air. With over 35 fixed wing and rotary aircraft on display, the Museum is the perfect place to explore the fascinating history of army aviation.

The Apache Cafe

Open daily from 9am to 4pm

The Apache Café is open daily from 9am to 4pm and you do not need a Museum ticket to visit. The Café serves a grab and go menu to keep dwell times to a minimum and help maintain social distancing.


The Memorial

Project Eagle Phase 1

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Army Air Corps the Museum commissioned and opened a Memorial at the Museum to the 5,127 soldiers who had died in the service of the British Army Flying.

The names of all those listed on The Memorial are in the online Memorial book. 


Take away your piece of the story

The Museum shop is a one-stop-shop for any aviation enthusiast and also stocks official Army Air Corps uniform accessories. A range of items can be seen and purchased online, along with admission and event tickets. Our new online shop also allows you to pay with a credit or debit card as well as accepting PayPal.

Visit the shop and find the perfect gift