Trenchard Museum

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PSlowly
Medway, UK234 contributions
Stay for as long as you like
Sep 2019
You do need to book this in advance as it's only open on Tuesdays and on a military site. After being checked in and showing our passports, it was very easy going. We were left to look around the museum and allowed to take photo's. We were then directed over to the newer part of the museum where we were shown around and given a lot of information. Three flight simulators each with their own history and the chance to use them (and crash!). We stayed long after the official closing time but the volunteers were super about letting us take our time. A lovely venue with something for all ages.
Written November 5, 2019
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kevin john
32 contributions
Interesting Musuem to visit.
Sep 2019
On heritage day we managed to get a coach from the RAF Officers Mess to the musuem. First impressions it would be a quick visit but it took much longer than that to walk around and see all the different exhibits. Very interesting displays of RAF Halton's life since the first world war. Deep inside the base near the parade ground not sure how accessible it is to the general public on a day to day basis. I found the Heritage day here well worth visiting although despite arriving over an hour earlier than last year it was already much busier.
Written October 13, 2019
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Spike186298
Portsmouth, UK19 contributions
Revisiting my youth
Sep 2019
As a Trenchard Brat who was an RAF Halton Apprentice many yerars ago, I simply had to visit this lovely little museum. It brought back so many memories of my youth.

Written September 23, 2019
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Martin From Blyth
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On holiday.
Aug 2019
A small free museum about the history of RAF Halton. It is only open on a Tuesday and run by volunteers. To get onto camp you must report to the guardroom first to obtain a pass and you must be escorted to the museum as this is a working military station. The museum is hand on for children and the staff are very helpful. A must for military history buffs.
Written August 23, 2019
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The Places Where We Go Podcast
Simi Valley, CA848 contributions
Tracing the footsteps of WWII
Jul 2019 • Couples
An absolute gem of a museum that is well worth the journey just short of an hour from London. Great for fans of military history, WWI and WWII, and those connected to the Polish contingent who were stationed here during WWII and supported the allied effort.
Our journey here was by public transportation, We took a train from the Marylebone Station to Wendover. From the station its a short walk to your right then a left at the main street continuing to the Clock Tower. From there, you have an option of taking bus #8 or continuing to walk another roughly 20 minutes to arrive at the base.
The museum is only open on Tuesdays. You will need to show ID to get on the base.

The Trenchard Museum is small, but tells the story of the technical training arm of the Royal Air Force. A number of exhibits show the various types of training that was provided here.
Our visit was specific in looking for information connected to my dad’s time here in the 1940s as part of the Polish contingent. We were fortunate to be able to view the archives in a second building where we were able to view photos, letters, stories and articles about the 300+ Polish boys who attended RAF Halton - including references to my dad. This was a much unanticipated treasure trove.

We returned from the archives to the museum and browsed the exhibits. Included is a special display devoted to the Polish boys who served here. Also of note was an exhibit detailing the training undertaken by the armory apprentices.

We end our visit with a viewing of a memorial on the grounds to the Polish contingent of RAF Halton.

A rich history is presented at the Trenchard Museum that explains the important contribution of all who attended and served here, including the not widely known Polish chapter of the story.
Written July 31, 2019
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diddleymaz
Bridgend, UK197 contributions
Sisters visiting
May 2019 • Friends
My sisters and I were brought up on the Camp and Wendover as our Father was an instructor here 1955-1969 we were amazed by the depth of knowledge and fascinating stories of the charming gentlemen who run the museum. The whole story of RAF Halton and it’s importance to the RAF is told in detail with wonderful genuine artefacts and knowledgeable volunteers. The interactive nature of the museum and the depth of knowledge meant that a whole day would have been more appropriate but we could not stay that long. It’s interesting, amusing and contains many beautiful and accurate models and drawings and paintings making it possible to truly get a taste of life at RAF Halton. We loved it and would recommend it to all. The volunteers can offer hands on experiences and many fascinating stories.
Written May 26, 2019
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Elizabeth P
Cardiff, UK36 contributions
Interesting visit
May 2019 • Friends
We called in here as we were on a reunion visit to RAF Halton,very interesting place it’s only small but consists of so much memorabilia from the RAF it’s unbelievable. It’s free to go in but it’s run by donations only so every little helps a very interesting place.
Written May 8, 2019
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Louise E
Berkhamsted, UK83 contributions
A trip down memory lane
Nov 2018 • Couples
Visited this amazing museum today and was overcome by the friendliness and knowledge of everyone I spoke to. Cannot rate this highly enough for a visit both for young and old. Check out the website and see what you are missing!
Written November 20, 2018
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wingate
London, UK2,237 contributions
Tried to land at Luton Airport,just made it
Jul 2018 • Solo
Thanks to the helpful staff at this museum who made my visit so worthwhile.Particularly the man on the flight simulator who helped me try to land at Luton.The museum is small but very interesting showing all aspects of this training camp through the years.As you would expect strict security and a member of staff drives down to show you the way.
Written July 31, 2018
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Mr Nigel G
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A hidden gem
Jul 2018
A real gem and went with my 8yo son who loved the whole visit. Not the easiest place to get to as is located inside RAF Halton and so entry requires some perseverance but is well worth it. The heritage flight simulators are amazing and well worth trying but there is so much information and so many historical artefacts about the RAF and the history of RAF Halton. For anyone with an interest in the RAF this is must see museum.
Written July 27, 2018
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