aviation museums
This web directory provides some useful and interesting links for the aviation enthusiast.

                 UK Aviation Museums        Click here to view a map of the main UK museums.
Bentwaters Cold War Museum This new museum, dedicated to preserving the aviation heritage of the Cold War Era, and specifically the history and units that served at the ‘twin’ bases of Bentwaters and Woodbridge
Bletchley Park Historic site of secret British codebreaking activities during WWII and birthplace of the modern computer.
Bournemouth Aviation Museum Museum houses a range of airframes from the 1950s and 1960s.
The Bristol Aero Collection Dedicated to preserving the aircraft, helicopters and aero engines produced by the Bristol Aircraft Company.
Brooklands Museum The Brooklands Museum tells the story of the development of British motorsport and aviation at the site from 1907.
The City of Norwich Aviation Museum
Located at the edge of Norwich Airport, allowing viewing of airport activity.
Cold War Jets Collection Bruntingthorpe is a former USAF B-47 Stratojet base, and now home to an increasing number of classic British jet aircraft.
De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre Located at Salisbury Hall, where the Mosquito prototype was originally designed, the museum now covers all aspects of the de Havilland aircraft company and it’s products.
The Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum An impressive display of aircraft, the restored control tower houses many exhibits, including several aero engines.
East Midlands Airport Aeropark The Aeropark is both an aviation museum and a viewing area where you can study the preserved planes of yesteryear or watch the modern airliners of today taking-off.
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum A former prisoner of war camp in North Yorshire that is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914.
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust The aeronautical heritage of the former RAE Farnborough site.
Fleet Air Arm Museum Europe's largest naval aviation collection.
Gatwick Aviation Museum An interesting collection of aircraft including two Shackletons.
The Helicopter Museum The world’s biggest museum devoted to rotorcraft, comprising many helicopter and autogyro exhibits and memorabilia
Hooton Park Trust Much still remains of the ex-610 Squadron Hooton Park airfield and its buildings.
Imperial War Museum Duxford An impressive collection of aircraft with flying events.
The Jetstream Club Preserved aircraft at the historic old Speke Aerodrome in Liverpool.
Kent Battle of Britain Museum The museum is the oldest established and largest collection of Battle of Britain artefacts on show in the country.
Lightning Preservation Group A group dedicated to keepings two EE Lightnings in fully working order, demonstrating the some of the power of this classic fighter with fast taxi runs at Bruntingthorpe airfield.
The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre The largest Bomber Command museum in the country.
Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre A small museum, supported by The Friends of Metheringham Airfield that is dedicated to those men and women who flew and supported RAF 106 Bomber Squadron from 1943 until the end of the second world war.
Midland Air Museum One of the biggest and longest-established independent museums, the Midland Air Museum houses a varied collection of exhibits. A large indoor display area includes the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre and the Wings Over Coventry gallery.
Museum Of Berkshire Aviation. The museum is at the historic site of Woodley Airfield, near Reading, U.K. - once the centre of a thriving aircraft industry.
Manchester Museum of Science and Industry This huge 7-acre museum site houses displays on science and technology, road transport, railways etc. The Air and Space Hall houses a wide range of exhibits, including a Trident cockpit and a Morphis simulator. The space gallery includes interactive displays.
Manston History Museum A museum based on the history of this famous airfield from 1916 to the present day. Onshow are aircraft and artifacts illustrating various aspects of the airfield from World War 1 to Civil Aviation use.
National Museum of Flight The Museum of Flight is the Scottish National Aviation Museum, and part of the National Museums of Scotland. It occupies the four hangars and a number of other buildings at East Fortune airfield.
Newark Air Museum The airfield was known as RAF Winthorpe during the Second World War. For the past few years, hosted the annual Cockpitfest. This popular event calls on enthusiasts and 'cockpitters' alike to bring their memorabilia for others to see and, in the case of cockpits, get inside.
The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum Collection of aircraft and equipment, the museum also displays in separate buildings themed collections for the Royal Observer Corps No. 6 Group, the 446th (H) Bomb Group USAAF, RAF Bomber Command, RAF Air-Sea Rescue & Coastal Command.
North East Aircraft Museum Over thirty aircraft on display in various phases of restoration as well as numerous aero engines and other aviation related material.
North Weald Airfield Museum Situated in the village of North Weald at what was the main entrance to the former Royal Air Force North Weald fighter base.
Parham Airfield Museum USAAF Station 153, Framlingham, was home to the B-17s of the 390th Bomb Group in World War Two. The restored wartime control tower here presents a history of the base and the 390th.
The Real Aeroplane Company Breighton Airfield, a former Second World War heavy bomber base and cold-war nuclear missile launch site, is now home to the classic aircraft collection of the Real Aeroplane Company.
RAF Museum Cosford Houses 70 aircraft and is home to War Planes, Missiles, Transport & Training and Research & Development collections.
RAF Museum Hendon A collection of over a hundred full-size aircraft from across the globe which are displayed in various galleries on what is the historic site of the original London Aerodrome.
Shuttleworth Collection Depicts the history of flight from the early 1900s to the 1950s. The Collection is situated at Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Aerodrome, one of the few traditional all grass aerodromes still in regular use.
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Depicting 70 years of military aviation on the famous Battle of Britain airfield.The collection includes such historic aircraft such as Neville Duke's world record breaking Hawker Hunter,
Wellington Aviation Museum A small museum dedicated to all those who served or who passed through RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, on one of the many training courses for RAF bomber command. Many Wellington bomber artifacts.
Yorkshire Air Museum During WWII Elvington airfield was a Halifax bomber base. Home of the only UK Halifax Bomber.