Museum Of Army Flying, Middle Wallop

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by Owen, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Owen

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    Had first visit here for 20+ years yesterday.
    I'm sure many of you have been there.
    Museum building looking a bit dated (rather mid-1980s) and needs a revamp. They have an appeal going to do it up.
    Lots to see there.
    Website here.The Museum of Army Flying
    didn't take many photos as they didn't come out too well. quite dark in there.
    Kids loved it. Dad loved it.As we all happy Mrs d loved it too.
    When it was time to leave we watched two Austers take off.
     
  2. adrian roberts

    adrian roberts Senior Member

    We go past it whenever we go west along the A30. But we're always in a hurry to get somewhere and I don't think Mrs Roberts would be too keen on suggestions that we stop off.
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Adrian,
    They've a nice little tea-shop.
    That might work.
     
  4. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member Patron

    I spent the afternoon at the museum last Sunday, well worth a visit. A few photos in no particular order.

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  8. Aeronut

    Aeronut Junior Member

    The Museum is about to undergo a revamp under what they call Project Eagle which has already produced the British Army Flying Memorial in the museum grounds.
    The first part of the museum that is being revamped is the archive to provide better storage conditions, and as a result the Museum is NO LONGER taking record search requests or accepting visiting researchers. The Museum itself will close to the public (apart from a number of special events around Armistice day in November) on the 29th October 2018 with a planned reopening at Easter 2019.
    On reopening the visitor will have a better chronological time line to follow and the aircraft will be themed. Two aircraft are departing and two arriving, A third aircraft (an Apache) is now looking unlikely to arrive in time for this revamp.
     
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  9. Aeronut

    Aeronut Junior Member

    This is the old Archive at the museum today. Most of its contents have been packed and moved to a store on the Army side of the wire. The bulk of the contents took a professional team two days to move. Today the builders move into the old offices to start work on their conversion to the new Archive which should be finished by Christmas.
     

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