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Wings Museum

1 Bucklands Farm Brantridge Lane | Branttridge Lane, Balcombe RH17 6JT, England
+44 7769 688064
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Fascinating place

With only 8 cars in the car park I was worried there wouldn’t be much there. How wrong I was. What... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
antenna5
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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A real WW2 aviation museum

First time we have been to this military aviation museum and compared to RAF Tangmere (also in West... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martyn M
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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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1 Bucklands Farm Brantridge Lane | Branttridge Lane, Balcombe RH17 6JT, England
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+44 7769 688064
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With only 8 cars in the car park I was worried there wouldn’t be much there. How wrong I was. What this actually meant was you can see exhibits without too many people around you which is lovely. It is only one (not that large)...More

1  Thank antenna5
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time we have been to this military aviation museum and compared to RAF Tangmere (also in West Sussex) this wins hands down so much that I'd choose it every time in future. It's cheaper than Tangmere, there's more to see, it's more informative, there's...More

Thank Martyn M
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The wings museum is a good place to visit with the kids so they get to know more about the history of old planes ECT. Make sure you take a picnic

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

What a great little museum, masses of parts and bits of fuselage from crashed aircraft. Also where possible they have the information behind the artefacts. Knowledgeable staff, also a hut called the radio shack with lots of equipment being restored and again very knowledgable staff,...More

Thank cohort
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A small museum but full of interesting stories and artefacts. Was expecting some outside exhibits bit there weren't any. Doesn't take long to go around. Felt at £8 per adult it was a little expensive for the size, but a nice collection none the less

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

I escorted a group from Blind Veterans UK and was very impressed with the knowledgable , interesting and oh so helpful volunteer staff. A great and thoroughly enjoyable visit.

Thank KevinMaile-1162
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

So interesting Well worth a visit but allow plenty of time The museum is run by father and son put together with a passion and tells many stories of our past It makes you realise how lucky we are today

Thank Phillip N
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Wow, great museum, bit out of the way but well worth the visit, All sorts covered from recovered aircraft, aircraft pieces, personal belongings, restoration work, radio and memorial sections, very informative,keen staff i some ways better than the bigger places

1  Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little Museum for those interested in WWII and especially the aircraft used at that time. Lot's of recovered plane parts, recreations and memrobelia of the time. You could spend a number of hours here if you read all the information available, but we were...More

Thank Tara D
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

I visited on Sat 22 Jul 2017 as I was visiting parents in nearby Crawley. I deliberately went slowly around, reading nearly every word and looking at nearly every artifact, aiming to not look at everything as I want to come back again later this...More

1  Thank gp_moore
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Anne W
7 June 2017|
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Response from lindacb45 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No, there is no cafe or food but they have a hot drinks machine. We took a small picnic with us. There is a bench outside the hanger where you can munch.
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Sue77777
17 April 2017|
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Response from Coinneach1957 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is all on one level, most of the exhibits were easily accessible...help would also be offered by the guys in the office/reception.The access from the car park can be managed easily enough...
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0607Maggie124
26 August 2015|
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Response from BritishWonder | Reviewed this property |
It doesn't specifically mention dogs, but the people there are very amenable and I'm sure that would be OK. I would call them before to confirm Hope this helps
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