What to see
The Museum has some excellent aircraft and powerplant exhibits including the World Speed Record breaking Gloster Meteor F.4 Special (flown by Group. Captain E.M. ‘Teddy’ Donaldson in 1946) and Hawker Hunter Mk3 (flown in 1953 by the Museum’s late President Neville Duke). Both these aircraft are on loan from the RAF Museum.
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Battle of Britain Hall
Meryl Hansed Memorial Hall
In this area, you will find a large scale model of RAF Tangmere’s domestic and technical sites circa 1940 and also a fine exhibition of United States’ memorabilia. Our cinema is entered from here where, on arrival, you will have the opportunity to see a short introductory video to the Museum.
The Museum has a memorial garden which you may like to visit situated behind the Museum’s Cafeteria.
The Museum has a picnic area outside the front entrance on the grass. An area can also be made available in one of the aircraft halls to allow the children to have their refreshments. School visit children may purchase soft drinks, confectionary and ice cream from the Museum’s Cafeteria.
Photography is permitted outside and in the two halls where the aircraft are exhibited (Merston and Meryl Hansed Memorial Halls) but not in the other halls of the Museum.
- Merston Hall
- 1. Supermarine Swift FR.5
- 2. Hawker Hunter Mk.3
- 3. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VB
- 4. Gloster Meteor F.4 Special
- 5. Supermarine Spitfire Prototype
- 6. Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
- Meryl Hansed Memorial Hall
- 7. Hawker Hunter F.5
- 8. English Electric Lightning F53
- McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2
- de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2
- BAe Sea Harrier FRS2
- Lockheed T-33A
- de Havilland Vampire T11
- Gloster Meteor F.8
- Westland Wessex HU.5
AIR RAID SHELTER - Featuring the sound of an air raid on Tangmere