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Wings Museum

1 Bucklands Farm Brantridge Lane | Branttridge Lane, Balcombe RH17 6JT, England
+44 7769 688064
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Visited on a wet Sunday afternoon in July not knowing what to expect. A wonderful informal museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
redwing58
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London, United Kingdom
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Amazing place !

Ive visited twice now and beleive me when i say this place is special very very special. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Louisa K
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Delightful small yet focused collection of WW11 artifacts in large barn.. Dakota fuselage and remains of many a/c recovered from the ocean or desert. Clever yet grim photographs of the Dora underground rocket factory. Plenty of sound effects and memorabilia.Open week-ends and now Wednesdays. Shop but no refreshment facilities.
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1 Bucklands Farm Brantridge Lane | Branttridge Lane, Balcombe RH17 6JT, England
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"military aviation"
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"little gem"
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"drinks machine"
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"fascinating place"
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"on display"
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"excellent exhibits"
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"further afield"
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"centre piece"
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"restoration work"
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"we spent hours"
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"battle of britain"
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"enthusiastic volunteers"
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"well worth the visit"
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"bit out of the way"
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"enjoyable visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a wet Sunday afternoon in July not knowing what to expect. A wonderful informal museum with parts of planes, crashed or shot down in Britain, Europe and beyond in the Second World War, having been rescued. Parts of bombs, rockets etc. Back stories...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ive visited twice now and beleive me when i say this place is special very very special. It deserves every little bit of credit it gets. From all the lovley staff including the dog ! to the detail and unique displays so much care and...More

1  Thank Louisa K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this museum twice now, and the friendliness of the welcome is warm and genuine. The exhibits are well laid out and described, and very personal - for each item, the volunteers have found out as much as possible about the men in...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Whilst this is a fairly small museum it is packed to the roof with really great artefacts and items from WWII, as well as some very interesting finds from downed aircraft both in the UK and overseas. Such pains as a Kate, Kong Cobra and...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum with our two toddlers, being a family of four who are very interested in all things military related, especially WW1/2, this museum was an excellent way to spend a few hours (though we still could have stayed longer!) The building is...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

With only 8 cars in the car park I was worried there wouldn’t be much there. How wrong I was. What this actually meant was you can see exhibits without too many people around you which is lovely. It is only one (not that large)...More

1  Thank antenna5
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

First time we have been to this military aviation museum and compared to RAF Tangmere (also in West Sussex) this wins hands down so much that I'd choose it every time in future. It's cheaper than Tangmere, there's more to see, it's more informative, there's...More

Thank Martyn M
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The wings museum is a good place to visit with the kids so they get to know more about the history of old planes ECT. Make sure you take a picnic

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

What a great little museum, masses of parts and bits of fuselage from crashed aircraft. Also where possible they have the information behind the artefacts. Knowledgeable staff, also a hut called the radio shack with lots of equipment being restored and again very knowledgable staff,...More

Thank cohort
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A small museum but full of interesting stories and artefacts. Was expecting some outside exhibits bit there weren't any. Doesn't take long to go around. Felt at £8 per adult it was a little expensive for the size, but a nice collection none the less

Thank mrsflight
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Anne W
8 June 2017|
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Response from lindacb45 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No, there is no cafe or food but they have a hot drinks machine. We took a small picnic with us. There is a bench outside the hanger where you can munch.
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Sue77777
18 April 2017|
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Response from Coinneach1957 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is all on one level, most of the exhibits were easily accessible...help would also be offered by the guys in the office/reception.The access from the car park can be managed easily enough...
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0607Maggie124
26 August 2015|
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Response from BritishWonder | Reviewed this property |
It doesn't specifically mention dogs, but the people there are very amenable and I'm sure that would be OK. I would call them before to confirm Hope this helps
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