Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is home to an impressive display of historic aircraft and is one of the UK’s leading airplane museums. It has a unique collection of aviation memorabilia. Exhibits stretch from the First World War through to the Cold War. Amongst the many attractions, there are numerous interactive displays. These include aircraft cockpits and simulators for visitors to experience.


Light refreshments may be purchased in the Museum’s acclaimed NAAFI Tea Room. A museum with something for everyone to enjoy. Including your stomach!

Tangmere Military Aviation Objectives

The museum was opened by a group of flight enthusiasts in 1982. Its aims are to:

  • promote public awareness of the United Kingdom’s military aviation heritage
  • educate present and future generations in military aviation and
  • serve as a memorial to airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in the service of this country.

Since that time, it has been managed and run entirely by volunteers. In 2017 the museum received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


To visit the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum near Chichester contact Holt Services