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We are leaseing Hangar 2 at Sandown Airport and are now converting this into our first aviation museum.
This will allow us to both build our collection and establish the museum as a viable tourist attraction.
Positioned close to the airport Control Tower and Bistro, the museum will be a short distance from the parking facilities.
The airport is located on the main route between Newport & Sandown and is in the ideal position for attracting visitors. The airport is also home to Airframe Assemblies one of the World's leading Spitfire and classic Warbird restoration companies and these aircraft are regular visitors to the airfield.
The museum will be free to enter and staffed by volunteers, enabling maximum access to all visitors.
We hope to obtain planning permission for a purpose built museum at Sandown Airport. This larger facility will be both a major tourist attraction and heritage center, enabling us to house many more classic aircraft and expand the space technology exhibition.
This will be a world leading attraction with a high level of public interaction and will also feature an education and hospitality center.
Wight Aviation Museum aims to have a pro-active outreach program, engaging with education providers across the Isle of Wight.
Our team recently attend the 2017 Noel Turner Physics Festival at Cowes Enterprise College, the event was attended by over 2000 pupils from across the Island.
We are raising funds to help set up the museum, if you would like to support us and donate, our bank details are below.
If you are a UK TaxPayer we can also claim Gift Aid on your donation and increase this by 25%, please see the Gift Aid section of our membership form below for details.
For £3 per month or for a single of payment of £36 per year, you can also become a member supporter, please download the form below to join.click here for membership form ( opens in new tab )
You can also join by using the Mydonate button below and donating £36 or by setting up a recurring payment of £3 per month, simply choose the "Regular Donation" option and put a minimum of £3 in the donation amount box. Please state "New WAM Member" in the "Personalised Message" section. You will be contacted by email in due course with your membership details. The membership donations are also eligible for Gift Aid.
If you would like to donate and support us you can do so through internet banking or by crediting our account with a cheque at any branch. You can do this anonymously if you prefer, our account details are below:
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If you have any enquiries our contact details are below
Wight Aviation Museum, Sandown Airport, Scotchells Brook Lane, Isle of Wight, PO36 0JP.
Wight Aviation Museum is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee.
Company Reg No: 10784045 Charitable Registration No: 1175948