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The Wings Museum is a totally voluntary organization run by friendly dedicated volunteers and as such is a registered charity. The Museum is housed in a large "hangar" style building between Balcombe & Handcross , close to RAF Station Redhill which saw active service throughout World War Two.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Wings Aviation Museum and many more Balcombe attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Balcombe day trip planning app.
Originally the Wings Museum was based at Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey but vacated in 2008 to a new location close to Balcombe in West Sussex (only a stones throw from Redhill). We are still very much dedicated to remembering and recording the history of Redhill Aerodrome. We have a dedicated display within the museum which includes original memorabilia associated to the station as well as a comprehensive collection of photographs and the book of remembrance which lists over 70 pilots who lost their lives flying from Redhill during World War Two. This research was undertaken by the Wings Museum.
We also display an abundance of original memorabilia representing a wealth of "display themes" including: Home Front, RAF Fighter Command, Blitz, Battle of Britain, RAF Bomber Command, US 8th Air Force, Luftwaffe, Russian Front, D-Day (the second front) and much much more. This includes aero engines, airframes, uniforms, equipment & medals.
The Wings Museum is a growing & very much active museum. Through the use of informative displays we aim to educate future generations of the sacrifices made by our gallant armed forces during World War Two in order to preserve the peace we all benefit from today. It is our goal to ensure that their memory is not lost through the passage of time and that their courage and spirit lives on to inspire us all.
We hope you enjoy the site & we look forward to seeing you soon!
WINGS MUSEUM REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 1117879
Wings Aviation Museum reviews
We visited today this museum . What a lucky day ❤️. My son was so excited to look around ,touch everything even sit in one of them . People working ( volutunteering ) was chatty, show son some...
We visited today this museum . What a lucky day ❤️. My son was so excited to look around ,touch everything even sit in one of them . People working ( volutunteering ) was chatty, show son some... more »
This is a fascinating museum, with exhibits displayed as they were found, not repaired. It puts another aspect on the awful times of war. A very interesting exhibit is photos and drawings from one of.... more
This is a fascinating museum, with exhibits displayed as they were found, not repaired. It puts another aspect on the awful times of war. A very interesting exhibit is photos and drawings from one of.... more »
What a wonderful place. So much history and the volunteer are amazing. They spent loads of time explaining things to my son, who was transfixed. Will definitely go back. Thank you for a wonderful day.
You have to visit to believe what this fantastic museum has to offer. The volunteers are so welcoming and a big thank you has go to George for showing us around there restoration workshop and there on going project’s There so much to see you have to visit again just to take it all in. Thank you so much for a great visit.
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