Lashenden Air Warfare Museum

Type:Museum

Headcorn Aerodrome, Shenley Road, Headcorn, Kent, TN27 9HX

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About

One of the longest established aviation museums in the country, started by members of the Maidstone RAF Association. It is located at Headcorn Aerodrome which first used in 1927 for general aviation, and then as a wartime airfiled from 1943. The museum holds miscellaneous wartime exhibits and memorabilia. Aircraft including a VI Flying Bomb.

British, German and American aircraft engines are in the collection, including rare items that have been recovered from all over the world. The museum are also custodians for the RAF Ex Prisoner of War Association's collection of POW memorabillia. The museum holds over 200 uniforms and flying suits most of which have been donated with their owners full history.

Adults £3, Over 60's £1 and Children (5-16) £1 under 5's free.


Group visits welcome and at other times by arrangement.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£3.00 per ticket
Concession£1.00 per ticket
Child (5-16)£1.00 per ticket
Child (Under-5)Free

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Other

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • Groups Accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - tours of the main aircraft hangar available during museum opening hours minimum donation of £2 per person
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Picnic Site
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

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    Recent Reviews:

    • U4718XPkevinp
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Great Little museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 19th June 2021
      Great little museum, friendly staff lots to look at. If you are into looking at history then you need to visit if you are in the aera Read full review
    • wingate
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Excellent war museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 25th June 2021
      I was on the area and very fortunate to find the museum open for an air show. All of the pieces of aircraft had details of what plane they came from,the cause of the crash and the fate of the... Read full review
    • Jim S
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Amazing museum, but had covid forced in my face
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 28th June 2021
      Museum was amazing, the exhibits where very in-depth and informational. Enjoyed the new display cases, they go very well. We haven't visited in a while since covid-19 started, but unfortunately, it... Read full review

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    Awards

    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    2022 Opening (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
    DayTimes

    * March to 31st October - Open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (except Good Friday). 10.00am - 6.00pm (Last admission 4.30pm.)
    School Summer Holidays - Additional Opening on Wednesdays 10.00am - 5.00pm (24th & 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th August)
    November & December - Sundays only: 10am - 4pm (Last admission 3.30pm).

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