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Located on the edge of the former Woodley airfield, the museum tells the story of aviation in Berkshire, including local manufacturers Fairey and Miles. Herald G-APWA is maintained by the The Herald Society and open to the public on occasions. Although small, the museum is well-lit and packed with interesting exhibits and displays. The history of the Miles Aircraft Company is clearly traced, and the activities of the Fairey Company at Woodley are portrayed through words and photographs. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
In May 2008 a new display hall was opened, effectively doubling the floor area of this very interesting museum.
Off Mohawk Way in Woodley, near Reading, Berkshire. From Junction 10 of the M4 join the A329(M) towards Reading. Take the Woodley exit off the A329(M) and turn right and right again to get onto Bader Way. From Bader Way turn right at the first roundabout, onto Mohawk Way. The entrance to the museum is only a short distance along on the right hand side.
Open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.30 am to 5.00 pm, last Saturday in March to last Sunday in October; Sunday 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm, first Sunday in November to second to last Sunday in March.
See official website for details.
Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.
|Miles Student 2 G-MIOO||Student fuselage side-view|
|Miles Martinet TT.1 MS902||Another view of the Martinet rebuild|
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|Displayed I.D.||Aircraft Type||Real Identity||Condition||Status|
|–||Broburn Wanderlust glider||BAPC.233||Complete||Restoration|
|ANL||EoN Olympia 1||RAF GSA.103/BGA 529||Complete||Displayed|
|APW||EoN Olympia 2||G-ALJZ/BGA 562||Complete||Displayed|
|AQZ||EoN Primary 1 glider||G-ALMN/BGA 589||Complete||Displayed|
|XG883||Fairey Gannet T.5||XG883||Complete||Displayed|
|XJ389||Fairey Jet Gyrodyne||XJ389||Complete||Displayed|
|G-APWA||Handley Page Herald 100||G-APWA||Complete||Displayed|
|‘L6906’||Miles Hawk Trainer II||BAPC.44/T9841||Complete||Displayed|
|MS902||Miles Martinet TT.1||TF-SHC||Complete||Restoration|
|G-MIOO||Miles M.100 Student 2||G-APLK||Complete||Displayed|
|–||ML Sprite UAV||–||Complete||Displayed|
|‘XP849’||Westland Scout AH.1||XP895 (composite)||Complete||Displayed|
Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Mohawk Way (off Bader Way), Woodley, near Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4UE. Tel: 0118 9448089. Website: Museum of Berkshire Aviation.