Thameside Aviation Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide

Key Facts

East Tilbury, Essex
SatNav: Region:
RM18 8PB East Anglia
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 3 Open

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What’s Here

Located in a Victorian Casemate Fortress dating from the 1860s is a varied collection of artefacts recovered from aviation archaeology digs in the Essex area. The nose section of a former Egyptian Air Force MiG-21UM is also on show here.


At Coalhouse Fort, on an unclassified road, ‘brown signed’ from the A13, east of Tilbury, Essex.

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Opening Hours:

Open on the last Sunday of the month and Bank Holidays, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, March to November.


See official website for details.



List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
WG471 DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WG471 Cockpit Stored
XM692 Folland Gnat T.1 XM692 Nose Stored
0446 Mikoyan MiG-21UM Mongol 0446 Nose Stored

Note: All three cockpits/noses are currently in storage off site.

More Information

Thameside Aviation Museum, The Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, RM18 8PB. Tel: 01375 844203, or 07860 134946. Website: Thameside Aviation Museum.

Any photographs illustrating this museum would be welcome.

One thought on “Thameside Aviation Museum

  1. I would very much like details of the relics from the 3 Squadron Hurricanes Z5449 and AM280, held by the Museum.

    Thanking you in anticipation.


    Doug Revell,
    ex 3 Squadron.

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