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Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

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Address: Gamecock Terrace, Tangmere, Chichester PO20 2ES, England
Phone Number: +44 1243 790090
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A piece of history

Lived near here for years and never been before. For those who love history definitely a place to visit. Not only were the volunteers extremely knowledgeable and helpful there are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
708Robin
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lived near here for years and never been before. For those who love history definitely a place to visit. Not only were the volunteers extremely knowledgeable and helpful there are more things here besides the planes as there are quite a few German artifacts too. There are also write ups of famous well known individuals.

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Dorking, Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum last week as we are both interested in aviation history and the war having visited Duxford amongst other places and attended air shows. On arrival we were greeting by a number of extremely smart and friendly older gentleman some sporting war medals etc. We were made to feel really welcome... More 

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for such a comprehensive post. I am glad you enjoyed the experience and will pass on your complimentary words to those concerned. More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had not visited for many years and was impressed by the amount of exhibits covering every aspect of Tangmere airfield & Sussex military aviation. Aircraft outside, aircraft inside, working flight simulators, history boards on every relevant subject. Plenty of volunteers on hand to guide and answer questions. A nice little "NAAFI" for drinks snacks & light lunches. The only... More 

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Yes - another day, another guide! One or two of our guides do become a little bit too involved but, generally speaking, the feedback is very favourable. More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful tour of the museum when I visited with a local history group. The volunteers and staff do an excellent job. Found the experience very moving with lots of memorabilia of the first and second world wars. There is a flight simulator you can have a go on. Small café. Great place to visit but the tour guide... More 

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you - glad you enjoyed your visit and the tour. More 

Bexley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were looking for things to do whilst staying in Arundel for a couple of days and were attracted by the excellent reviews this museum had received on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed and the museum is well worth a visit and it entertained and informed both of us albeit for different reasons. There are a few... More 

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for such a complimentary and detailed post. Do come back and see us again sometime. More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history. Volunteers I guess running the place, appeared moody and would rather be else were. Father in law asked for discount as ex-raf, women behind till seem less interested. Bought a patch to remember the moment, man behind till, didn't seem happy that I was buying it... And it was £2 ish. Overall good family day out but... More 

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

I much regret that you found our staff moody and disinterested - and somewhat surprised, I have to say, given the vast number of laudatory comments about our volunteers on this site. Action will be taken. More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must if in the Chichester area. View a great selection of WW11 aircraft and fighter jets. Have a go at flying a lightning on the simulator

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed the visit. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful day visiting this Museum. Lots of friendly devoted Volunteers maintaining and repairing aircraft,and giving background information on everything that happened here. Cafe on site for drinks and snacks. So much to see and digest.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just before 3:30pm on a wet day in November and were told that we were too late to be allowed in. This is despite the website stating that the museum closes at 4:30pm and that "last admissions are one hour before closing each day". The couple at the desk told us we needed at least 2 hours to... More 

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

My investigation of this episode reveals the following: At 3.30 pm, the advertised time for last entry to the Museum, the staff closed down the attendance and shop tills and began ‘cashing up’. The till receipts bear this out and it was after this time that the visitors in question arrived at the door. On being informed that no further... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 3 grandchildren aged 13,9 and 4 and they really enjoyed the whole experience, especially being able to try out the various exhibits which the volunteers were keen to demonstrate. They were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and our grandchildren were fascinated by it all.

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David B, Chairman at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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