Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere

Military History

Title: Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere
Description: Learn about Military flying machines from the earliest days right up to the present time. With plenty of aircraft, history and even a spitfire simulator providing the chance to 'fly'.

Address: Gamecock Terrace, Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Post Code: PO20 6ES

Further Information:
Opened in 1982, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum tells the story of the Royal Air Force at Tangmere airfield, the Air War over Southern England from 1939 to 1945, as well as other aspects of military flying from the earliest days.

The Tangmere Hall, one of a number of halls, tells the history of Tangmere from 1917 to 1970 and includes areas devoted to the Lysander pilots who flew secret agents to and from occupied Europe plus a model of Tangmere before the Luftwaffe bombing of 1940. Despite the destruction caused by the bombing, the airfield remained operational throughout the conflict.

The Merston Hall houses historical aircraft including life-sized replicas of both a Hurricane and Spitfire. The Battle of Britain Hall holds remains of aircraft, personal effects, photographs and paintings, concentrating on the critical air battles of 1940.

A souvenir shop, picnic area, cafeteria and memorial garden can also be found on site.