BAC Lightning

BAC Lightning

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Postcode for your sat nav: CV3 4FR.

Opening TimesWinter
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:3010:00 - 17:00
& Bank holidays
10:00 - 16:3010:00 - 18:00

We are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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Admission charges
Child (5+)£3.25
Family (2+2)£17.50

Picture of the Month

Armstrong-Siddeley/Gloster advert

Amstrong-Siddeley were a locally based firm that built luxury cars and aero engines. This was an advert from December 1953 extolling the virtues of the Armstrong-Siddeley-built Meteor night fighter. 8 years after the first Meteors had entered service with the RAF, A-W and Glosters were still selling the aircraft to foreign air forces and the RAF. It was rapidly becoming outclassed by newer fighters, but as a night-time bomber-destroyer it was still a useful aircraft and around 550 Meteor night fighters were built. An example of the Meteor NF.14 is on display at the Museum.

September/October Update

A very busy summer season for us this year with numbers significantly up from the last few years especially the group visit numbers. All this despite the huge 5 year planned road works that are engulfing the local area. It is certainly disrupting the lives of the museum staff and volunteers if not the visitors.

We have had this years AGM and it confirmed that we are a healthy and thriving outfit. Always nice to know and it is no secret that we have renewed the lease of the site for a long time. In fact a lot of those who are so activily enganged in restoration at present will probably not be around when the next renewal is due. Sad though that may be it is very satisfying just knowing that what you are doing will be enjoyed by generations to follow, after all that is one of the reasons... read more

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