The Museum ::

2018 Season

Remembrance Day poppies The museum season will commence on Good Friday 30th March.

On Saturday 31st we have the pleasure of welcoming Two Battle of Britain Pilots to a signing event:

Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC,
and Flt Lt Bob Hughes DFC.

They will be signing from 11am with a break for lunch at 12.30hrs They will resume signing at 13.00hrs.

As always these arrangements will be subject to change due to the age of these wonderful gentlemen.

Signing fee will be £15 per item for both signatures. Tom will have a selection of his books for sale including the two latest editions. There will be a special limited edition of 50 portraits of Bob Hughes @ £ 17.50 portrait by Geoff Nutkins.

Entry will be via the museum entrance and please note the new entrance fee of £5.00 will apply with children free. I look forward to welcoming you on the day.

I will always post any changes to the arrangements so please check this page before travelling.

On Sunday 1st April we welcome once again:
Fl Lt Jack Thompson 603 sqn Spitfire pilot

Jack will be signing between 11.00hrs with a break for lunch. At 12.30. Resuming at 13.00hrs.

Signing fee £10 per item entry through the museum with new £5.00 entrance fee with children free.

Please check this page for any changes due to the age of the veteran before travelling.

Here's to another great season !

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:

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.