Help Us Fly High
We are very excited at the prospect of welcoming you back on the 17th May, and we can't wait to hear the buzz of people exploring our collections and learning about Army aviation. However, being closed for a further 3 months is not going to be easy. Our finances have taken a huge hit over the last year and will continue to do so until we are able to reopen in May. Every minute we are closed will make it a little bit harder to recover.
We are an independent charity and whilst we benefit from MoD support, this only makes up a small percentage of our operating costs. We are dependent on ticket income, corporate hires, education visits and event income to maintain the heritage of Army aviation. Not being able to open, as we hoped, in April will cost the Museum £86k in lost income.
Our brand new event ‘Wallop Wheels and Wings’ is looking likely go ahead on 3 July and will see 40 unique aircraft and 300 classic and super cars descend on Middle Wallop for a brilliant day out for all the family.
We have not stopped throughout this pandemic and we don’t plan to now. But we do need your help, and there are a number of ways you can support us through these difficult times. Perhaps you could:
- Adopt an Aircraft
- Buy a birthday present from our online shop
- Get involved in one of our community displays
- Buy your admission tickets now - we are offering discounted annual passes* for advance tickets
- Download our school holiday activities for some family fun
- Enjoy three free months on Museum Membership
*To get your discounted tickets for when the Museum reopens, book now using the code ‘Flyhigh’ when purchasing online and receive 15% off.
Donating by text message is another easy way to support the Museum:
- To donate £1, text FLYHIGH to 70201
- To donate £3, text FLYHIGH to 70331
- To donate £5, text FLYHIGH to 70970
- To donate £10, text FLYHIGH to 70191
Alternatively, just click on the button below.
If you are a UK Taxpayer, please consider furthering your support through Gift Aid, which allows us to claim an extra 25p from every £1 you give, including your text donations. You just need to have paid enough tax to cover the donations you make in the tax year.
Thank you so much for your continued support and understanding