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Wings Aviation Museum

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Amazing museum jam-packed with interesting stuff

Went here with my father and son. There was a wide variety of artifacts and memorabilia on display... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing hidden gem!

Visiting on a rainy Sunday morning with my husband and 4yr old. My husband is a military history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Crawley, United Kingdom
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Delightful focused collection of WW11 artifacts in large barn. C-47 Dakota fuselage and remains of many substantial and rare aircraft recovered from all over Europe. Clever yet grim photographs of the Dora underground rocket factory. Plenty of sound...more
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1 Bucklands Farm Brantridge Lane | Branttridge Lane, Balcombe RH17 6JT, England
+44 7769 688064
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with my father and son. There was a wide variety of artifacts and memorabilia on display to keep us all interested. My son particularly enjoyed sitting in the cockpit of the training plane. The highlights were the remains of the Russian & Japanese...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting on a rainy Sunday morning with my husband and 4yr old. My husband is a military history enthusiast and was blown away with just how much was crammed into the builder! Parts of planes, bombs, guns, uniform...the list goes on. Theres even an old...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

Brilliant, hidden away, but welcoming and teaming with exhibits. All volunteer staff that are enthusiasts, engaging, informative and helpful. This active museum is continuingly developing and keen for memories, exhibits and helpers. A must visit for everyone that respects the sacrifice made by those young...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sussexpellett
Reviewed July 13, 2019

Very good wartime exhibits with some excellent partial aircraft restorations. Interesting radio section. Very knowledgeable and friendly volunteer staff.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kaptinvimes
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

This is a great little aviation / WW2 museum. I enjoyed it even more than I expected too; my three year old daughter enjoyed it too, which was a bonus.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AndrewWBristol
Reviewed June 30, 2019

"Wings" tells of both sides in WW2 through the stories of recovered unrestored crashed aircraft (mainly local) and those who flew in them. whose lives are well researched. Smaller aircraft artefacts and much donated personal memorabilia are well presented and carefully labelled. However restoration does...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank duncan503
Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

I would recommend anyone with an interest in local history or the Second World War check this place out. The exhibits are well laid out with lots of explanations so the museum is accessible to anyone. My personal favourite exhibits were the aircraft recovered from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tonymgc
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Really excellent museum stuffed full of World War Two memorabilia. The volunteer staff are enthusiastic and great to chat with. So many items from the war found in the local area or discovered in cupboards and attics in recent years. Definitely worth a trip. Shame...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ADFezzer
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

Evocative and very interesting. A time machine back to WWII. Where bullet holes in fuselage, and personal effects of pilots from all sides bring the past back to life. Brought an 8yo who loved it. So much to read and look at so will have...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Marius R
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

This little museum is entirely housed in a large metal hangar-like building, and its centerpiece is the fuselage of a US Air Force C-47 transport aircraft (the military version of the DC-3 Dakota). It’s entirely run by volunteers and is dedicated to WW2-era artifacts. These...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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April 13, 2019|
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Response from DanielH10799 | Property representative |
Yes it is completely child friendly, there is a room that tackles the Holocaust and there is a warning above the door so it is left to the parents to decide whether they want to enter or not. The room remembers the forced... More
June 7, 2017|
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Response from lindacb45 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No, there is no cafe or food but they have a hot drinks machine. We took a small picnic with us. There is a bench outside the hanger where you can munch.
April 17, 2017|
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Response from Coinneach1957 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is all on one level, most of the exhibits were easily accessible...help would also be offered by the guys in the office/reception.The access from the car park can be managed easily enough...