The 1st Museum

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.




Our Plans for the Future

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.




Outreach Program

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.


Our Fundraising Campaign

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.

Become a member for £3 per month.

For £3 per month via Bank Standing Order / Direct Debit or for a single of payment of £36 per year, by Bank Transfer or Cheque ( payable to Wight Aviation Museum ) you can also support us and become a member, please download the form below to join.

Membership forms and Cheques to be sent to our Sandown address below - many thanks

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To donate and support the museum

Please click on the link below (opens our commision free Virgin Money Giving page) or use our bank details for additional methods of payment.


Donations using our Bank Details

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:

Bank NatWest
Amount in £
Sort Code: 54-10-34
Account No: 16231031
Reference: Your Name or Anonymous if preferred

Contact Us

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