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Re-opening, Saturday 25 July 2020!

We are very pleased to announce that we will be re-opening the Shoreham Museum on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July, 9-30 AM ~ 4-30 PM, then every weekend up to and including Remembrance Sunday.

The Tea Room is always open every weekend, year round.

Dedication of Memorial Stone, Friday 24 April 2020

Malcolm Ravenhill The Shoreham Aircraft Museum will be unveiling the latest in its local RAF Memorials Project to Flying Officer Malcolm Ravenhill, 229 Squadron who lost his life on 30 September 1940.

All are invited to attend the service at 12:00, directly opposite St. Peter's Church, Ightham, Kent. (Fen Pond Road, Ightham, TN15 9BG)

Parking available behind Village Hall, TN15 9HA.

Signing Day, 13 April 2020

Safe Return Home Colin Bell DFC who will be kicking off our 32nd year with a signing session here at the Museum on Easter Monday 13th April at 11 A.M. Mosquito prints signed by Colin will be available and all proceeds will go towards the museums RAF Memorials project.

The Red Baron, May 2020

The Red Baron The Museum is delighted to be hosting the Red Baron and fellow 1917 re-enactors on Saturday 16 May, Sunday 17 May, Saturday 23 May, and Sunday 24 May.

Museum 2020 Season

The Museum will re-open for the 2020 season from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry 4:30 p.m.) on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April. Thereafter the Museum will be open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday until Remembrance Sunday. Entrance to the Museum is £5 (Free entry to Members and children under 14). Shoreham looks forward to welcoming you.

Tearoom Opening 2020

Tea Room The Tearoom is open every weekend in 2020, from 9am to 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays.

We look forward to welcoming you to serve a warming beverage and a tasty snack!

Dedication of memorial stone, 29th September 2018

Inn Of The Few On Saturday, 29th September, we dedicated a memorial stone to Flying Officer Ludwik Paszkiewicz VM, KW & DFC, who lost his life on 27.09.1940.

Order of Service

Ian "Bash" Bashford

On Saturday 30th September 2017, we unveiled a plaque commemorating frequent museum visitor and member of the Old Portlians Cycling Club Ian "Bash" Bashford.

Dedication of memorial stone, 23rd September 2017

On Saturday 23rd September 2017, we held a thanksgiving for Sergeant Jack Hammerton and dedication of a memorial stone.

A video of the service can be seen here.

Order of Service.

Pilot Portraits

The 5 prints available are of Winkle Brown, Alan Scott, Tom Neil, Joy Lofthouse, and Johnny Johnson. We have a few "Pilots Portraits" available , hand signed by some of the visiting pilots who attended the various "SigningDays" here at the Shoreham Museum. They are available at £25 each + £2-50p P+P. Cheques made out to "The Shoreham Aircraft Museum", High Street, Shoreham Village, Sevenoaks Kent. TN14 7TB. For more information contact Geoff: geoff@aviartnutkins.com

Portrait of George 'Johnny' JohnsonPortrait of Joy Lofthouse
Portrait of Allan ScottPortrait of Tom Neil
Portrait of Eric Winkle Brown

Private Museum visits for Groups

If you belong to a group, society, association or club and would like a private visit to the Museum over the summer, please call us on 01959 524416. We can offer bookings for weekday afternoons and evenings.

Museum Pergola Engine from a Junkers Ju88 The Museum's tea garden Blackout screen from the White Hart at Brasted - signed by 'Al' Deere, 'Sailor' Malan, 'Johnnie' Johnson, et al.

The Shoreham Aircraft Museum was founded in 1978 by local enthusiasts, whose passion for the Battle of Britain period resulted in the establishment of a permanent display in 1988.

The Museum houses hundreds of aviation relics excavated by the group over many years from crashed British and German aircraft, as well as items which have been kindly donated. In addition, there is a fine collection of flying helmets, uniforms and insignia. This, along with a comprehensive display of Home Front memorabilia, ensures a visit to the museum is both enjoyable and educational.

Artefacts are carefully arranged to support items recovered from local 'digs' or local happenings and displays are refined or changed regularly, making a second visit all the more enjoyable.

The Museum has a charming tea room, serving home-made cakes and refreshments that can be enjoyed in the large teagarden. There is also a gallery displaying a range of prints by renowned aviation artist Geoff Nutkins, one of the Museum's founders.

The Museum serves as a lasting tribute to all those airmen who fought in the skies over southern England during World War II.

All the proceeds are used for recovery and preservation of artefacts. Any remaining funds are donated to the RAF Guinea Pig Club, East Grinstead, a charitable organisation for severely burnt Allied airmen of Word War II, and one with which we are proud to have had a long association.