We happened upon this little memorial museum by accident and were surprised to find that there is no charge to get in. Run by enthusiasts the thinking is that it is much better to have many people passing through than to have folk deterred by an entrance charge. Revenue is gathered by way of voluntary donations and profit from the nicely stocked souvenir shop and also from the excellent cafe on site.
There are many interesting exhibits including a complete Spitfire and Hurricane and there are also many authentic artefacts including RAF wartime uniforms; flying jackets; Merlin engines and many documents such as ration books as well as photographs and press cuttings. Everything is indoors and informally presented and there is a feast of information to be gained. Above all, we were touched by profiles and photographs of pilots who lost their lives very soon after gaining their wings and the fact that this is a memorial exhibition means that the items on display provide a fitting way for the realities of war and the vast number of lives lost to be remembered. It is an ideal attraction for individuals and families of all ages. Light meals; breakfasts and great desserts including apple pie; sticky toffee pudding and rhubarb crumble are served with a choice of cream or custard. The cafe is housed in an attractive conservatory overlooking the airfield so eating there is an extension of an already super experience. We thoroughly recommend this excellent attraction.
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