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The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum

 
The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life, with the world’s finest collection of tanks displayed in awe-inspiring, modern exhibitions. The museum houses 300 tanks, representing key battles from every major conflict since WWI. Our exhibitions tell the story of this British invention featuring moving stories from the soldiers that fought in them.

01929 405096 Website
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Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum

Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum

 
The Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum is situated on one of the very few surviving airfields which participated in the Battle of Britain. Permanently housed at Manston are splendid restored examples of the two principal World War 2 fighter aircraft which served the Royal Air Force so well in so many areas of conflict both at home and overseas. You can now gain an insight into flying the Spitfire on our Spitfire Simulator.

01843 821940 Website
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RAF Museum Midlands

RAF Museum Midlands

 
The RAF Museum Midlands at Cosford tells the story of the RAF through its collections and its people. Marvel at the world’s oldest Spitfire and many other warbirds. Explore thrilling displays of aircraft, iconic cars, and tanks at our National Cold War Exhibition and its immersive Hotspots. Step inside our interactive Flight Zone for hours of family fun.

01902 376 200 Website
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RAF Museum London

RAF Museum London

 
The RAF Museum London shares the story of the RAF. We’re based on the former grounds of RAF Hendon, one of the birthplaces of British aviation. Come explore our six hangars packed with 80 iconic aircraft, enjoy our interactives, experience tours and step inside a real WW2 Spitfire. We are the only place in the world with four authentic Battle of Britain fighter aircraft.

020 8205 2266 Website
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Army Flying Museum

Army Flying Museum

 
The Army Flying Museum, located next to the Army Air Corps airfield, Middle Wallop, Hampshire, holds an extensive collection including over 35 fixed wing and rotary aircraft.Imaginative displays and a clever use of interactives and video offer a fascinating insight into the history of British Army flying from the pioneering days of balloons through to modern day helicopter operations.

01264 781086 Website
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Tangmere Military  Aviation Museum

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

 
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is located in a corner of the former Tangmere airfield, famed as an RAF fighter station from 1918 until Fighter Command left in 1958. Exhibiting the history of aircraft and personnel involved in military aviation with particular reference to RAF Tangmere and its unique place in that history. Serving as a memorial to those allied airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in the service of this country.

01243 790 090 Website
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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

 
Step back in time to a WW2 Bomber Command airfield and experience some of the greatest planes in history. The Centre is a living and breathing history experience with the sights and sounds of a wartime airfield and a running Lancaster and Mosquito. We are the home of Lancaster NX611 "Just Jane".

01790 763207 Website
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Jersey War Tunnels

Jersey War Tunnels

 
Discover a story you will never forgot. A unique exhibition housed in the original tunnels built by the Germans using slave and forced labour during World War 2. Explore the story of life in Jersey during the German occupation. The hardship, the heartache and the heroism, in the words of the people who were there.

01534 860808 Website
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Royal Engineers Museum

Royal Engineers Museum

 
Visit Kent’s largest military museum to discover how the Royal Engineers have helped the British Army live, move and fight for over 300 years. With highlights including 25 Victoria Crosses, Wellington’s map of Waterloo, Chard’s weapons from the Zulu War, an amazing collection of bridge laying tanks, Chinese silks, the world’s first guided torpedo, Indian battle axes, a huge piece of the Berlin Wall, Zulu shields, a Harrier Jump Jet and a deadly V2 rocket.

01634 822839 Website
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The Channel Island Military Museum

The Channel Island Military Museum

 
The Channel Islands Military Museum is housed in a former 10.5cm gun bunker which once formed part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences along the coastline of St Ouen’s Bay, Jersey. The collection contains a lifetime’s work of collecting German Occupation items and related militaria. The collection allows visitors the opportunity artefacts both military and civilian that help tell the story of the five long years of German occupation.

07797 732072 Website
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Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger

Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger

 
Fly a Spitfire from Biggin Hill and re-live the emotion of RAF pilots as they carried out their missions in WWII.  Take the controls of our veteran two-seater Spitfires, hear the sound of the Rolls-Royce Merlin and enjoy the experience of a lifetime. Fly over locations including The Weald of Kent, Leeds Castle, Beachy Head and White Cliffs of Dover. We are a working hangar, all visits and tours must be booked in advance.

01959 576767 Website
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The D-Day Story

The D-Day Story

 
The D-Day Story is the only UK museum dedicated to telling the story of 6th June 1944 through exhibits, interactives and video from the perspective of those who were there. Divided into three distinct parts the museum includes access onboard LCT 7074, the last surviving landing craft tank which carried ten tanks to Normandy and the impressive 83 metre Overlord Embroidery. 

023 9288 2555 The D-Day Story Website
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Eden Camp Modern History Museum

Eden Camp Modern History Museum

 
Step back in time to an original prisoner of war camp and experience the sights, sounds and smells of WW2 and beyond! Eden Camp Modern History Museum is a vast site full of history; we bring to life the tales of the past through first-hand memories and living history re-enactments. Get involved as a volunteer with Eden Camp Heritage Restorations, preserving our heritage from WW2 to modern day.
Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT

01653 697777 Website
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Cobbaton Combat  Collection

Cobbaton Combat Collection

 
The hobby that got out of hand... Opened in 1981, Preston Isaac’s collection now has over 60 British, Canadian and Warsaw Pact vehicles and artillery pieces, with thousands of smaller items on show. We can also sell you a button, or hire you a tank.

01769 540740 Website
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REME Museum

REME Museum

 
The REME Museum preserves the heritage of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Formed in 1942 to meet the demands of World War Two, REME exists “to keep the punch in the Army’s fist” – Montgomery of El-Alamein. They keep the army moving forward in all conditions. That proud heritage is revealed in their museum. With seven galleries to explore and many interactives to keep you busy, there is lots to see and do.

01249 894 869 Website
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Norfolk Tank Museum

Norfolk Tank Museum

 
The Norfolk Tank Museum is an independent museum housing a collection of military vehicles, weapons and militaria including Deborah II, the replica Mk IV Tank as seen on Channel 4's documentary - Guy Martin's WWI Tank. We are a hands on museum, were you can climb inside and experience the confirmed space and atmosphere of the crew turret.

01508 532650 Website
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Muckleburgh Military Collection

Muckleburgh Military Collection

 
The Muckleburgh Military Collection is the UK's largest privately owned working military collection with 25 tanks all in working order. At Weybourne Camp in Norfolk, we display tanks, armoured cars, bombs, artillery and missiles used by the allied armies during World War II.
It incorporates the Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry Museum of uniforms, weapons, photographs and documents, RAF Reconnaissance and Air Sea Rescue and Marine Craft.

01263 588210 Website
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Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

 
At Hack Green you will be transported into the chilling world of the Cold War. Re-built in the 1980’s at a cost of over £32 million, it was transformed into the blast-proof headquarters you can explore today. Previously classified, you can see the government’s preparations for nuclear war and step into the lives of those who worked here. See the Minister of State’s office, life support, communication centre, decontamination facilities, telephone exchange and much more. Hack Green is the home to the largest public display of nuclear weapons in Europe.

07702 314814 Website
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Armourgeddon Military Museum

Armourgeddon Military Museum

 
At Armourgeddon Military Museum, you will find a wide variety of military exhibits including; tanks & artillery, rifles, interactive displays, WWII scenes, a large number of military vehicles to view and one that you can even climb inside, as well as a Normandy Café serving light refreshments.

01858 880239 Web Site
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Suffolk Aviation Heritage Museum

Suffolk Aviation Heritage Museum

 
Suffolk’s rich aviation history is displayed in the historic and recently restored Communications Centre site at Kesgrave. With WW2 and Cold War exhibits, informative displays and special exhibitions, visitors are able to explore previously unrecorded aspects of aviation history. The centre is run by dedicated volunteers, this excellent museum also hosts special events throughout the season.

07803 908212 Website
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493rd Bomb Group Museum

493rd Bomb Group Museum

 
Debach Airfield, Suffolk. The home of Helton's Hellcats, Station 152 USAAF 1944 - 1945 "The Last but the Best". Debach was one of the last 8th Air Force heavy bomber stations to be occupied by the American 8th Army Air Force. We have 6 WW2 buildings full of displays including 20 WW2 military vehicles. The museum is privately owned and was started 20 years ago by Richard Taylor.

07850 078 432 Website
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Kent Battle of Britain Museum

Kent Battle of Britain Museum

 
On the historic former RAF Hawkinge near Folkestone, the museum holds the most important collection of Battle of Britain artefacts on show in the country. Aircraft, vehicles, weapons. Flying equipment, prints and relics from over 700 British and German crashed aircraft. Beverages and snacks, shop, free parking.

01303 893140 Website

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