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Signing Day, 10th October 2021

We are please to announce a signing event on Sunday 10th October. Those attending are:

  • Flt Lt Colin Bell DFC
  • W.O Bob Denwood
  • W.O. John Way
  • Flt Lt Gerry Abrahams
  • Flt Lt George Dunn DFC (still to be confirmed)

The signing will commence at 11.00hrs. There will be a charge of £10 per item signed. Admission will be via the museum entrance with the usual admittance fee of £5. Children under 15yrs free. Due to the age of the veterans these arrangements may change at short notice.

Museum 2021 Season

The Museum will re-open for the 2021 season from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last entry 3:30 p.m.) on Sunday 23rd May. Thereafter the Museum will be open every Sunday until Remembrance Sunday. Entrance to the Museum is £5 (Free entry to Members and children under 14). Shoreham looks forward to welcoming you.

Support the Museum - buy a print!

Print: Spirit of Kent Print: Ace of Aces

To help raise funds for the Museum after this difficult year, we are pleased to offer a special edition of Geoff's print "Spirit of Kent" for just £35.00 + £6.50p&p (UK addresses).

In addition, every buyer will receive a FREE print of Geoff's "Ace of Aces" pencil sketch.

Orders can be placed on Geoff's website, or by calling him direct on 01959 524416.

Dedication of Memorial Stone, 2021

The unveiling of the latest memorial in the Museum's local RAF Memorials Project has now been postponed until 2021. The memorial will be dedicated to Flying Officer Malcolm Ravenhill, 229 Squadron who lost his life on 30 September 1940.

Pilot Portraits

We have a few "Pilots Portraits" available , hand signed by some of the visiting pilots who attended the various Signing Days here at the Shoreham Museum. The 5 prints available are of Winkle Brown, Alan Scott, Tom Neil, Joy Lofthouse, and Johnny Johnson. 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.