Lashenden Air Warfare Museum


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

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Lashenden Air Warfare Museum is welcoming visitors.

From Saturday 8th August the government have made it compulsory to wear a face mask when visiting a museum. Therefore you will need to wear a mask on entry to the museum. Should you forget to bring one with you or do not have one, you can purchase a disposable one from the admission booth for 20p


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.

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.



  • 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:

    • samadams15
      Maidstone, United Kingdom
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      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 6th August 2020
      Was a lovely museum with very well designed exhibits, but the shop was rather messy , and wasnt impressed at an elderly man in the paying kiosk shouting and swearing at a female member of staff. I... Read full review
    • 661099 .
      Why no photographs? Are you sharing the history or not?
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 10th August 2020
      This museum used to be ok ,however, they have now got above themselves and think that they OWN the history and information of the area. The first thing, why no photography?? most museums ,even the... Read full review
    • Geoff H
      Cranbrook, United Kingdom
      What a gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 17th August 2020
      What a gem of a museum. There so much to see. So many parts of different aircraft; British, American and German. And with the story behind those items. In fact, there's so much information that... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    2020 opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

    * 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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