Thameside Aviation Museum

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Key Facts

Location:
East Tilbury, Essex
SatNav: Region:
RM18 8PB East Anglia
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
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.

Directions

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

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

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

Admission:

See official website for details.

Amenities:

Parking.

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.
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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.

    Sincerely,

    Doug Revell,
    ex 3 Squadron.

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