The Museum :: Exhibits

Junkers Ju88 of 2/KG26 - shot down at Bethersden, Kent by night fighters in January 1943.

The Museum houses hundreds of aviation relics excavated by the group over many years from crashed British and German aircraft, along with items kindly donated by the public.

We display artefacts from a wide range of aircraft including Spitfire, Hurricane, Me109, FW190, Ju88 and Do17, to name but a few. Items include engines, propellers, fuselage & wing sections, instruments, controls, bombs and weaponry.

Messerschmitt Bf109, flown by Oberlautnant Hasso von Perthes of 3/LG2. Shot down at Crowhurst, Surrey on 31st August 1940. Von Perthes baled out and was captured.

But our intention is not simply to display pieces of twisted metal. You will find documents, letters, photographs and eye-witness accounts alongside the artefacts. Together they tell the stories of the men who fought in the skies over Europe during World War II. These stories are central to all our exhibits, and our intention is to always provide as much background information as possible.

To help bring events back to life, many exhibits are also illustrated with paintings by our own Geoff Nutkins. You can see some examples of Geoff's work on the paintings page.

Front cockpit section of Focke-Wulf 190A-3 of Stab III/JG2 'Richthofen'. Aircraft captured intact after landing by mistake at RAF Pembrey, 23rd June, 1942.

Our collection is large and is constantly growing. This allows us to regularly change the displays and add new and interesting material. If you have visited us in the past, maybe it's time to come back. We like to think that every visit to the Museum offers something new.