Whilst compiling the trails, I took in many interesting museums and aviation collections. They represent a fine tribute to the numerous men and women who served with the RAF or USAAF, and many have close links to a particular airfield, squadron or group. Most of these museums are run by volunteers and have little or no entrance fee, a real bonus to any day out!
As they are run by volunteers, some have very limited opening times or there are access restrictions due to the nature of the site. If you do decide to visit, please check the official website for opening times, directions and other important information before setting off on your journey.
If you click on the museum name in the table it will take you to the official website (where it is available) and if you click on the trail number, it will take you to the trail where I visited it.
As I visit more museums on my ‘expeditions’, I will update the page adding their details here, so do please come back and see what other superb aviation collections there are around.
As a final note, some of these places may have unfortunately been closed on my particular day of visit, and so I cannot comment on the quality of exhibits. This page is not meant as any kind of official review or recommendation, but, in my opinion, they are all great places to visit as part of any trail around Britain’s aviation heritage.
Please feel free to comment about your own experience or if there have been updates to the exhibits since my visit, I would love to hear from you.