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Tangmere military aviation museum

The museum is around eighteen miles from the pub.

The military aviation museum tells the story of Military flying from the earliest days to the present time with special emphasis on the Royal Air force and Tangmere and the air war over Southern England in World war II.

The exhibits are divided into three halls and a purpose-built hangar housing the actual meteor and hunter jet aircraft which held the world air speed record in 1946 and 1953. A supermarine swift and full size replica of a hurricane Mk.1 and a Spitfire Mk V are also displayed.

The Battle of Britain hall tells its own story with aircraft remains and true accounts both British and German of this fierce conflict in 1940. The Tangmere hall gives details of the history of the station from 1917 to 1970. There are also models of the Dambuster's raid and the bouncing bomb.

There is also a memorial garden.

Opening times are from the beginning of March to the end of October. The museum opens daily from 10am to 4.30pm

Parking is free, there is a cafe, access for the disabled and toilets.

Tangmere is located near Chichester, not far from Bognor and Midhurst.

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