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“Great enthusiasm, let down a bit in delivery!”

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Tangmere
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

Nice little museum staffed by lots of very enthusiastic and friendly senior citizens, whom I presume are volunteers.

There's loads to see, but therein lies the problem. The curator obviously doesn't know what to leave out of the display collection. There are soooooo many artefacts and exhibits that many of them actually overlap and get in the way of other things. There was simply far too much going on, making it overwhelming and easily (although I say this with regret) leading to boredom.

Still, it was a nice way to spend an hour or so, with a great colleciton of old aircraft!

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Reviewed 16 March 2011

The museum tells the story of Tangmere which was an important airfield during the Battle of Britain and the Second World War. It is run by a group of enthusiasts who are passionate about their museum. There are two halls with planes on display but my personal favourite area tells the story of the RAF during the Battle of Britain and the war through displays centred on individuals who were based at Tangmere.

Dennis Nicolson, who won the only VC by an RAF Fighter Command Pilot during WW2. Douglas Bader who despite having lost both legs flew fighter planes and spent time in Colditz. Dennis Noble who sadly crashed and many more indivuals.

There are also many personal articfacts and elements of social history to help bring the stories alive and make it very engaging. There is also a flight simulator for adults and a simplified version for children.

I reccomend a visit - it works for both adults and children

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