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Museum of Army Flying

Just a 10-minute drive away, the Museum of Army Flying is a must-visit for anyone interested in aviation or the military.

This award-winning museum about the history of flying in the British Army is home to more than 35 aircraft and an array of machines and memorabilia spanning nearly 150 years. Both fixed wing and rotary aircraft are on display, including a restored Westland Lynx serial XX153 that was used to set two former world helicopter speed records in 1972.

Spread across two aircraft hangars, the museum gives visitors a fascinating glimpse into the world of the army’s airmen. All the family will be kept entertained by the displays, flight simulators, rifle ranges, an indoor play space with a ball pit, and an outdoor play park featuring aviation-themed play pieces. Children can also try and complete the free spotter trails on offer around the museum.

Throughout the year, the museum hosts a regular programme of events for all ages, including a monthly evening lecture series. There is also a gift shop, the Apache Café, a picnic area, and a memorial garden to enjoy.