Also called the RAF Scampton Museum
from the RAF Scampton web site
P1190519.jpgWelcome to the RAF Scampton Museum
RAF Scampton has had a rich and varied history. Search the Internet and you will find no end of references to the exploits of the airmen who served here. Of course, our most famous squadron is 617 also known as the Dambusters. Post-war Scampton was an extremely important base housing one of the United Kingdoms nuclear deterrents - the Blue Steel Missile. Even today Scampton leads an interesting life as home to the RAF Aerobatic Team - The Red Arrows.
To celebrate the history of Scampton, we have created a station museum, it's housed in one of the original WW2 hangers and contains over 400 artifacts (including a Blue Steel Missile) which will be of interest to all aviation enthusiasts around the world. Entry to the museum is free to the general public. All we ask is that you contact the curator prior to your visit as the museum is not permanently manned and due to current security measures access to the station is not possible without prior arrangement. This website will hopefully give you a flavour of our rich history and tempt you to come and visit.
If you plan to visit the Museum we ask that you please bring with you a valid Photo ID e.g. driving licence or passport
Curator: Mr Mervyn Hallam 07748630832 and Roger Crisp 01522 500738
Alternative Email for booking a visit:email@example.com
The Heritage Centre is now located in the offices at the front of the old 617 hangar, with Niggers grave in front and Guy Gibsons office on the first floor, and also has half of the hangar itself
Visits are by appointment, normaly 11am in the winter months, and are escorted. Every visit I have made has also included a walk through the Red Arrows Hangar, but this is not guaranteed
Some views of the hangar items
Ex HHA Sukhoi SU 22M-4, and Hunter GA11, plus the Red Arrows Gnat
Bloodhound nose and assorted (not BH) warheads
Lightning F6 cockpit
Blue Steel INS system
Ex HHA Sukhoi SU 22M-4 - http://www.hunterteam.com/sukoi-22-M4_tech_specs.htm
(Wonder why they are hanging on to the Buccaneer?)
In from the cold, the Gnat T1 used to be outside the Red Arrows Hangar
View from the door
Lots of other stuff, including Ejector Seats, Bouncing Bomb Replicas, bits of a Lancaster fin, etc
And entrance is FREE as is the coffee. But a donation is recommended. All the work is by volunteers as are the guides
If you go on a 11 am visit, you won't get out till about 2pm, so take a Mars Bar!
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