The Museum ::
2017 Season opening times
Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until Remembrance Sunday 10am to 5pm (Last entry 4.30pm). Open Saturday's for special events only - please look for 'special event' notices below.
SPECIAL EVENT - Saturday 29th April 2017
The following Bomber Command veterans will be visiting the Museum for a signing event.
Warrant Officer Harry Irons DFC, 9 & 158 Sqn's, Tail Gunner (Successfully completed 2 operational tours)
Air Commodore Charles Clarke OBE, 619 Sqn, Bomb Aimer (Shot down and became a PoW at Stalag Luft 3 and was on the infamous 'Long March')
Flight Sergeant Peter Andrews 10 Sqn, Halifax bombers (Shot down and became a PoW at Stalag Luft 7 and was on the infamous 'Long March')
The event will start at approx 11am and will stop for lunch at approx 1pm resuming at 1.30pm.
Items for signing will be charged at £10 per item and entry to the event will be via the main Museum entrance (Adult admission £3.50. Free entry to Museum members and children under 16).
Kindly note that due to the age of the veterans, events are subject to late change or cancellation.
There will be a selection of aviation prints for sale by our very own Curator and artist Geoff Nutkins.
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: email@example.com
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.
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.