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 musum holds over 200 uniforms and flying suits most of which have been donated with their owners full history.

Free Parking.

 

2018 will see the introduction of charges to the Museum, mainly due to the expansion and displays.  Adults £2, 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£2.00 per ticket
Concession£1.00 per ticket
Child (5-16)£1.00 per ticket
Child (Under-5)Free

Adults - £2
Child (Under 5) - Free
Child (5-16) - £1
Concession - £1

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
  • Out of Hours Visits
  • Picnic Site
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

At Headcorn Aerodrome, nine miles south of Maidstone off the A274. Leave Maidstone in a southerly direction on the A229 signposted Hastings. At the Wheatsheaf junction take the left hand fork continuing along the A274 signposted Tenterden. Proceed through Headcorn continuing along the A274 Biddenden Road and turn left into Shenley Road.

Public Transport Directions

Approximately one and a half miles from Headcorn Railway Station. For current public transport information contact traveline 0871 200 22 33

Opening Times

2019 opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes

* March to 31st October - Open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (except Good Friday). 10.00am - 6.00pm - Last admission 4.30pm.
November & December - Sundays only: 10am - 4pm - Last admission 3.30pm.

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