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Wings Museum

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Address: 1 Bucklands Farm Brantridge Lane | Branttridge Lane, Balcombe RH17 6JT, England
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+44 7769 688064
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Delightful small yet focused collection of WW11 artifacts in large barn.....

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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Rememberance Sunday in the Wings Museum

Great museum tucked away in Balcombe. Really informative staff including veterans. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
Matt K
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was well worth the visit. My husband wanted to visit and I went with him. There was an array of interesting exhibits from the war including aircraft remains and information about pilots from Britain and Germany. The vounteers were extremely helfpul, sharing their knowledge with us. I even discovered information I had not previously known. (For example the Dora... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Great museum tucked away in Balcombe. Really informative staff including veterans. Well worth a visit.

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New Zealand
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great museum which my husband who is an aviation enthusiast thoroughly enjoyed visiting. It is great to see other enthusiasts keeping planes that would otherwise disappear available for enthusiasts to see.It is a slice of WW2 history. It is only open on Saturday and Sunday.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

An interesting and informative museum. Lots to see, a wide range of exhibits with well written information. There is something for all ages and some exhibits rarely seen in other similar museums I have visited. Well worth a visit.

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Thank John S
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Situated in a quiet spot in Sussex not far from the A23 near Handcross, the museum is housed in a large barn. Contains a collection of artifacts including crashed aircraft recovered from various situations following war affected action.. Visit the website to read what is available here, then go along, you will not be disappointed and the friendly knowledgable volunteers... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A great world war 2 aviation museum that highlights the human side of the recovered aircraft, both friend and foe. Great volunteer staff that really want to help. Excellent and interesting displays, including 1 of only 2 known Kate wrecks in existence. Other highlights include a Russian operated P-63 King Cobra; Beaufighter cockpit; Havoc cockpit; and the C-47. Great to... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Went here a while ago and only just found I can review it! So interesting as am studying aeronautical engineering, great to see so much effort has been put into this museum and it looks great for school trips etc. Would love to come back soon for another visit.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A friend at work told me about the museum, knowing that my husband would enjoy the experience. I kept it a secret to make it a surprise and surprised he was. Totally different from other exhibits it was very interesting. The volunteers were very chatty and liked to talk about their pride and joy. A must for another visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The WW2 museum is full of exciting information and amazing volunteers all ready to talk to the visitors about the exhibits. It is the most amazing place to visit

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Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Most war museums are full of pristine restored planes etc, this ones different with wrecks laid out exactly as they were found giving a greater insight into the personal stories involved.I believe a lot of the stuff was recovered by the owners themselves who are very knowledgeable.There is something interesting everywhere you look from a seashell encrusted rifle discovered recently... More 

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