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Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

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Address: Gamecock Terrace, Tangmere, Chichester PO20 2ES, England
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Flight to history

This museum has grown and gone from strength to strength, an Amazing knowledable group of volunteers along with their manager makes this historic airfield so interning. It seemed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has grown and gone from strength to strength, an Amazing knowledable group of volunteers along with their manager makes this historic airfield so interning. It seemed to appeal to all our family variable age group, lots of excitement from our young grandsons. They were able to get up close the planes and really enjoyed the experience of the... More 

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good historical museum showing several planes and giving a historical local perspective. Obviously not as big as Duxford or even Hawkenge but pay it a visit. Been a few times.

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Always glad to see you. More 

Bicester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A highly looked after collection, with the history of both the former RAF Airfield and the greater Battle of Britain. Various items are unique or very rare. Along with a good selection of aircraft and military memorabilia. I thought the entry fee was a little steep, but this is an independent museum and not supported by a larger 'National' organisation.... More 

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the post. I do believe we offer an ambiance that exists at neither the IWM or Hendon/Cosford. More 

Whitstable, Kent
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is built on the remains of the old world war two fighter airfield of the same name. Staff are all volunteers and well informed. A wealth of historical flight exhibits awaits you, a jet simulator and many historical planes and war memorabilia. Combined with a small cafe a free parking its well worth a visit.

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you - glad you enjoyed it. More 

Chichester, UK
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Tucked away, off the A27 this museum offers a fascinating and close-up opportunity to learn about the Battle of Britain and Tangmere airfield. Worth the visit to see the prototype Spitfire alone, never mind all of the other fascinating exhibits. Highly recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The museum is run by enthusiasts and veterans, which comes across with their passionate, interesting pointers as you walk around the museum. The war-time artefacts and descriptions of their backgrounds are fascinating and a real insight to times gone by. Then you walk in to the hangars and get up close to some of the most iconic aircraft of the... More 

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Thank you for your comprehensive post. More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Lived near here for years and never been before. For those who love history definitely a place to visit. Not only were the volunteers extremely knowledgeable and helpful there are more things here besides the planes as there are quite a few German artifacts too. There are also write ups of famous well known individuals.

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

We hope to see you again when we re-open for the 2017 season. More 

Dorking, Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

My husband and I visited the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum last week as we are both interested in aviation history and the war having visited Duxford amongst other places and attended air shows. On arrival we were greeting by a number of extremely smart and friendly older gentleman some sporting war medals etc. We were made to feel really welcome... More 

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for such a comprehensive post. I am glad you enjoyed the experience and will pass on your complimentary words to those concerned. More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I had not visited for many years and was impressed by the amount of exhibits covering every aspect of Tangmere airfield & Sussex military aviation. Aircraft outside, aircraft inside, working flight simulators, history boards on every relevant subject. Plenty of volunteers on hand to guide and answer questions. A nice little "NAAFI" for drinks snacks & light lunches. The only... More 

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Yes - another day, another guide! One or two of our guides do become a little bit too involved but, generally speaking, the feedback is very favourable. More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Had a wonderful tour of the museum when I visited with a local history group. The volunteers and staff do an excellent job. Found the experience very moving with lots of memorabilia of the first and second world wars. There is a flight simulator you can have a go on. Small café. Great place to visit but the tour guide... More 

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Thank you - glad you enjoyed your visit and the tour. More 

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