Shop and Tea Room

Shop interior
The Museum shop

We have a well-stocked shop selling model kits, diecast models, toys, books, magazines, paintings, prints, posters etc. We can of course order in any particular item you may be after if we don't already stock it;

Concorde painting
Time Changes Everything -
Concorde print by Anthony Nicholls AGAvA
available from Museum shop

Take a break during your tour, and sit down in the warm and cosy Argosy Tea Room - have a bite to eat and then continue at your leisure. We offer a menu of light snacks and refreshments including hot and cold drinks, toasted sandwiches with various fillings and cakes. If it's sunny outside you can of course take your meal outside to one of the picnic tables distributed throughout the external display area.

There are, of course, toilet facilities including a disabled accessible toilet.

If you just want to stop in at the Museum for a bite to eat or to purchase something from the shop, there is no admission fee either.

Conferencing & Meetings

Argosy Center
The Argosy Centre

The Argosy Centre located next to the main Museum hangar is a spacious and airy building designed for holding club & society meetings, conferences, product launches, seminars, business meeetings, AGMs, talks, presentations etc. Up to 80 people can be comfortably accomodated within.

Power points, projector, screen and flip charts are all available for you to use. Catering facilities are also available.

The centre is in regular use with local clubs and societies such as the Coventry & Warwickshire IPMS, Coventry Diecast Group and Junior Model Group.

For further details and hire rates please contact us.

Educational Visits

The Museum is ideally suited to educational visits by school parties or other organised groups; our Education Centre, guided tours and worksheet packs are available by prior arrangement. These have been tailored to the requirements of the National Curriculum.

We also have an outreach programme where we visit schools, putting on presentations and bringing along relevant exhibits.

For further details please contact us.

Commercial Filming

We can provide a venue for commercial filming and photography with access available to most exhibits.

Please contact us with details of your requirements and we'll do our utmost to help make your project a success.


We can provide speakers for informative and entertaining talks about a variety of subjects relating to local aviation history, aviation preservation, the challenges of running a museum, etc.

Please contact us to enquire about availability and our very reasonable rates.