The Wight Aviation Museum

“Bringing the Islands aviation history together for everyone to enjoy at Sandown Airport.”

We are open – Free Entry – Donations Welcome

Main Opening Times:

Monday 10.00am – 15.00pm

Tuesday 10.00am – 15.00pm

Saturday 10.00am – 15.00pm

Covid 19 – Visitor Information

  • To ensure visitor and staff safety and to comply with government guidelines, please use the hand sanitiser provided before entering the museum.
  • All visitors are also required to wear a face mask in the museum. These are available to buy from our front desk.
  • All visitors are required to leave a contact telephone number or email address on the paper slips provided as part of the contact tracing requirement. To comply with data protection rules this information will be held securely for 21 days and then destroyed.

See our full size replica of the Black Arrow Space Rocket..

See our full size Black Arrow R3 replica rocket..

Restoring Island built craft..

CC7 Cushion Craft
CC7 Cushion Craft brought back to the Isle of Wight for restoration and display.

Helping to keep aviation collections on the Island..

The Richard Holleyman collection preserved for all to enjoy at the museum.

Learn about the Isle of Wight’s Aviation history..

wam exhibits
Visitors enjoying the exhibits during one of our museum open days.

Outreach work in the community..

WAM at the Noel Turner Physics festival for schools.

Celebrating the Islands Aviation Heroes..

Mary Ellis
1st Officer Mary Ellis who, 2nd left, who flew fighter and bomber aircraft to Airfields during WW2.

Please donate and support us

Donations from the visiting public are our main source of funding, with the museum currently closed due to the Coronavirus shutdown, these funds have also ceased. Any donation you can make to support us during this difficult time would be extremely appreciated.

Online donations can be made quickly and securely by clicking on the link below using our commission free “MoneyGiving” page. You can also make donations direct to our bank account using our account details at the bottom of this page – many thanks for your support from the Wight Aviation Museum volunteers.

Full Size Black Arrow Space Rocket
The Richard Holleyman Collection
The Anne Springman Photographic Collection
Aviation History Displays
Celebrating the Island’s Aviation History
WW2 Aircraft Spotting Exhibition
VR Flight Simulator

and much more..

Mrs V Thorneton-Field – “Fantastic, so much thought gone has into this by a group of real enthusiasts”
Mr N goldstonegh – “Excellent Museum…”

Join our team of volunteers..

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