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American Heritage Museum
Explore America’s conflicts, beginning with the Revolutionary War to today. You’ll discover, and interact with, our heritage through the History, the national effort developing new technologies of warfare, and the Human Impact of America’s fight to preserve the freedom we all hold dear. Among the staggering variety of rare relics, the American Heritage Museum features over fifteen tanks and artifacts that are the only ones on public display in North America.
001 978 562 9182 American Heritage Museum Website
Dambusters Sperrmauer Museum Edersee
This museum tells the story of Operation Chastise on May 17th 1943 – the Dambusters raid by 617 Squadron RAF. See the construction of the Eder Dam and the reconstruction after the raid. Museum visitors with a valid admission ticket can take part in the daily guided tour of the Eder Dam from 10:00 a.m. free of charge.
0049 172 2787829 Dambusters Museum Website
Indiana Military Museum Inc
Where history comes alive! This unique military museum has a vast range of exhibits and regular themed events from the American Revolution to the beaches of Normandy, the jungles of Vietnam to the deserts of Afghanistan. Explore the life and times of brave military men and women: the uniforms they wore, weapons they used, and vehicles they drove. Experience the stories you know in a new way, and discover ones you’ve never heard about national legends and local heroes.
001 812 882 1941 Indiana Military Museum Inc Website
Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum
The Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum is situated on one of the very few surviving airfields which participated in the Battle of Britain. Permanently housed at Manston are splendid restored examples of the two principal World War 2 fighter aircraft which served the Royal Air Force so well in so many areas of conflict both at home and overseas. You can now gain an insight into flying the Spitfire on our Spitfire Simulator.
01843 821940 The Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum Website
RAF Museum Midlands
The RAF Museum Midlands at Cosford tells the story of the RAF through its collections and its people. Marvel at the world’s oldest Spitfire and many other warbirds. Explore thrilling displays of aircraft, iconic cars, and tanks at our National Cold War Exhibition and its immersive Hotspots. Step inside our interactive Flight Zone for hours of family fun.
01902 376 200 RAF Museum Midlands Website
RAF Museum London
The RAF Museum London shares the story of the RAF. We’re based on the former grounds of RAF Hendon, one of the birthplaces of British aviation. Come explore our six hangars packed with 80 iconic aircraft, enjoy our interactives, experience tours and step inside a real WW2 Spitfire. We are the only place in the world with four authentic Battle of Britain fighter aircraft.
020 8205 2266 RAF Museum London Website
Army Flying Museum
The Army Flying Museum, located next to the Army Air Corps airfield, Middle Wallop, Hampshire, holds an extensive collection including over 35 fixed wing and rotary aircraft.Imaginative displays and a clever use of interactives and video offer a fascinating insight into the history of British Army flying from the pioneering days of balloons through to modern day helicopter operations.
01264 781086 Army Flying Museum Website
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is located in a corner of the former Tangmere airfield, famed as an RAF fighter station from 1918 until Fighter Command left in 1958. Exhibiting the history of aircraft and personnel involved in military aviation with particular reference to RAF Tangmere and its unique place in that history. Serving as a memorial to those allied airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in the service of this country.
01243 790 090 Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Website
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Step back in time to a WW2 Bomber Command airfield and experience some of the greatest planes in history. The Centre is a living and breathing history experience with the sights and sounds of a wartime airfield and a running Lancaster and Mosquito. We are the home of Lancaster NX611 "Just Jane".
01790 763207 Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre Website
Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger
Fly a Spitfire from Biggin Hill and re-live the emotion of RAF pilots as they carried out their missions in WWII. Take the controls of our veteran two-seater Spitfires, hear the sound of the Rolls-Royce Merlin and enjoy the experience of a lifetime. Fly over locations including The Weald of Kent, Leeds Castle, Beachy Head and White Cliffs of Dover. We are a working hangar, all visits and tours must be booked in advance.
01959 576767 Darren Day Website
Duxford Aviation Society
Park of Military History Pivka
The main collection of the Park of Military History is a national collection that comprises tanks and cannons from the 2nd World War, from the period of the Cold War and from the Slovenian liberation war in 1991 as well as the vehicles from the Slovenian Army. The Park has also an aircraft collection; it consists of two fighter aircraft, the American turbojet fighter-bomber F-84 Thunderjet and the Romanian IAR-93 Vultur/Eagle.
00386 (0)31 775 002 Park of Military History Pivka Website
Suffolk Aviation Heritage Museum
Suffolk’s rich aviation history is displayed in the historic and recently restored Communications Centre site at Kesgrave. With WW2 and Cold War exhibits, informative displays and special exhibitions, visitors are able to explore previously unrecorded aspects of aviation history. The centre is run by dedicated volunteers, this excellent museum also hosts special events throughout the season.
07803 908212 Suffolk Aviation Heritage Museum Website
493rd Bomb Group Museum
Debach Airfield, Suffolk. The home of Helton's Hellcats, Station 152 USAAF 1944 - 1945 "The Last but the Best". Debach was one of the last 8th Air Force heavy bomber stations to be occupied by the American 8th Army Air Force. We have 6 WW2 buildings full of displays including 20 WW2 military vehicles. The museum is privately owned and was started 20 years ago by Richard Taylor.
07850 078 432 493rd Bomb Group Museum Website
Nationaal Militair Museum
With over 300,000 artefacts, the National Military Museum is home to the largest military collection in The Netherlands. From flint arrow heads to modern-day jets… an impressive and multifaceted collection. The NMM is part of Stichting Koninklijke Defensiemusea (Royal Defense Museums Foundation). This includes the Marine Museum in Den Helder, Military Police Museum in Buren and Marine Museum in Rotterdam.
085 003 6000 Nationaal Militair Museum Website
The museum at the Berlin-Gatow airfield (formerly the Air Force Museum) is a branch of the Military History Museum of the Bundeswehr in Dresden. While a general cultural history of violence is told there, the Berlin museum focuses on aerial warfare as the most recent form of military violence. The history of technology is understood as part of cultural history and the focus is on people in their various roles.
0049 (0) 30 3687 2601 Luftwaffe Museum Website
Kent Battle of Britain Museum
On the historic former RAF Hawkinge near Folkestone, the museum holds the most important collection of Battle of Britain artefacts on show in the country. Aircraft, vehicles, weapons. Flying equipment, prints and relics from over 700 British and German crashed aircraft. Beverages and snacks, shop, free parking.
01303 893140 Kent Battle of Britain Museum Website