Midland Air Museum

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Few of the 20 or so people that enrolled as founder members of the Midland Aircraft Preservation Society at it's inaugural meeting on 24th May 1967, could have imagined how the Midland Air Museum they created a few years later would look over 30 years on. The M.A.P.S., with no home of its own, exhibited at air displays, fetes, etc. to raise money for further acquisitions, transportation and storage, to attract new members and to publicise its desire to create a Midland Air Museum. This eventually met with great success with the provision of a grant from the West Midlands County Council. This provided for the bare shell of what is now the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre, in which are based the starts of the two principal themes within the Museum, The Story of The Jet and Wings over Coventry. Galleries for these have been created on the ground and first floors respectively. Later a second hangar, the Robin Hangar, was erected where restoration work is now carried out away from the weather. Exhibits range from the magnificent Avro Vulcan bomber through more than 30 other historic aircraft, both civil and military, aero engines and other artefacts, to a wide range of memorabilia.

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Car

Well signposted from the A45, once on the road between the roundabout and Baginton village you will see the Vulcan. There is free car parking in front of the museum.

Train/Bus

Rail services to Coventry station are frequent. However, the museum is a considerable distance away from Coventry station. A Line Travel operate the 538/539 bus service which stops at Coventry Railway Station Bridge and Baginton Post Office. On leaving the platform and entering the station concourse, there is an exit to your left. Go out there and turn left once more, following the sign for Warwick Road. Go up the stairs in front and turn left for the bus stop. You want the furthest one away from you. Please note the 538/539 runs on Mondays to Saturdays only. Look out for the bus as you may need to signal the driver to stop. From Coventry Railway Station Bridge ask the driver for a return to Baginton Post Office. Once at Baginton, walk back the way the bus came into the village and turn right at the junction. The museum is about a ten minute walk along the road, you will soon see the Vulcan's tail.

Admission

Opening times (April - October):
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening times (November - March):
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM10:30 AM - 4:30 PM10:30 AM - 4:30 PM10:30 AM - 4:30 PM10:30 AM - 4:30 PM10:30 AM - 4:30 PM10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prices:
AdultChild (5-16)ConcessionsFamily (2 Adults and 2 Children) Child (0-4)
£5.25£2.75£4.75£14.00Free

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Contact

Address: Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton, Warwickshire, CV8 3AZ, UK.
Phone: +44 2476 301033
Email: midlandairmuseum@btconnect.com

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