|Balcombe, West Sussex|
|RH17 6JT||South East|
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First opened in 2003, the Wings Museum was originally housed in a former WW2 hangar at Redhill Aerodrome. In late 2008 closed temporarily to allow a move to nearby Balcombe, where it reopened to visitors on 20 March 2010.
It has many displays and exhibits which illustrate the vital role played of the British Armed Services during World War Two. These include the remains of Hampden P1273 which was lost on operations in 1942 and of a Lockheed F-5B Lightning which crashed in Wiltshire. Two complete aircraft and substantial sections of two more are undergoing on-site restoration to display condition.
Between the villages of Balcombe and Handcross in West Sussex. From Junction 11 of the M23 follow the A23 and then at Handcross turn left onto the B2110, which becomes High Beeches Lane. Follow the brown tourist signs for ‘High Beeches Gardens’, which should take you very close to the museum on Brantridge Lane.
Every Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, March to October.
See official website for details.
Parking, Souvenir Shop, Toilets, Disabled Access.
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|Displayed I.D.||Aircraft Type||Real Identity||Condition||Status|
|G-OJAS||Auster J/1U Workmaster||G-OJAS||Fuselage Frame||Displayed|
|43-11137||Bell P-63C Kingcobra||43-1117||Cockpit||Displayed|
|44-4315||Bell P-63C Kingcobra||44-4315||Wreck||Displayed|
|41-198393||Douglas A-20C Havoc||41-19393||Wreck||Displayed|
|43-21664||Douglas A-20G Havoc||43-21664||Fuselage||Displayed|
|417657||Douglas B-26K Invader||417657||Cockpit||Displayed|
|BD731||Hawker Hurricane II||BD731||Wreck||Displayed|
|P1273||Handley Page Hampden I||P1273||Wreck||Displayed|
|G-AIUA||Miles Hawk Trainer III||G-AIUA||Fuselage||Displayed|
|339||Nakajima B5N2 ‘Kate’||339||Wreck||Displayed|
|43-36140||North American B-25J Mitchell||43-36140||Nose||Displayed|
* composite of 43-49240 fuselage and 42-100611 cockpit.
Notes: Fairchild C-119G nose N2700 is no longer on site. Jet Provost T.3 XN492 is now with an ATC unit. Devon C.2 VP967 has moved to the Yorkshire Air Museum.
Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane, near Balcombe, West Sussex, RH17 6JT. website: Wings Museum.