Tucked away just a few miles northeast of Salisbury lies one of the region’s hidden gems. The Army Flying Museum sits adjacent to the busy Army Air Corps Airfield at Middle Wallop, near Stockbridge.
Devoted to telling the story of British Army Flying, the Museum provides access and affordability to visitors, and if you pay for admission once you receive free entry to the Museum for a year.
Two large hangar buildings house the impressive journey of British soldiers in the air from the pioneering days of balloons and kites, to the Glider Pilot Regiments dropping at Arnhem right through to the modern chapter of helicopter operations.
Often likened to the Tardis, visitors are frequently met with surprise at the volume of artefacts, medals and over thirty five fixed wing and rotary aircraft. Imaginative displays with clever use of interactives and video provide for fascinating insight into their role in the British military that is still an integral part of modern day operations.
For front row seats of these aircraft in action, look no further than the Museum’s Apache Café. Overlooking the active airfield and open daily without the need for a Museum ticket, this is an excellent spot to enjoy a bite to eat or drink, whilst admiring all manner of AAC Aircraft. Whether it be an Apache thundering overhead or Gazelle pilot leaning out, waving at the café and children in the play park below, this is where the action is! Good food and friendly staff and a great view make this a popular haunt amongst those in the know.
If it’s something a bit more hands on then keep an eye out for day events such as ‘Wartime Wallop’ full of pilots, re-enactors, aircraft and more. The Army Air Corps have an excellent relationship with the Museum and with these events you can expect get up-close to static Modern and Historic Aircraft on the airfield.
Following a £2.6million refurbishment at the end of 2018, and reopening to the public in April 2019, the Museum has undergone a major transformation featuring new displays, interactives and AV shows to engage visitors of all ages. The refurbishment also saw the completion of a dignified memorial to more than 5,000 that have died in the service of British Army flying from early pioneers to modern Army Air Corps. Its circular design is reminiscent of a tumulus, commonly found in the Hampshire countryside and offers a quiet place to reflect on the bravery of Army aviators past and present.
The Army Flying Museum is open daily from 10am to 4.30pm (5.30pm July and August). The Museum is easily accessible from the M3 and A303 on the A343 between Salisbury and Andover. The Apache Café is also open daily from 9.00am to 4.00pm (5pm July and August) and Museum entry is not required to access the café.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|2 adults + up to 3 children||£38.00 per ticket|
Pay once and automatically qualify for an annual pass!
|Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
* The Army Flying Museum is open daily from 10.00 to 16.30 (17.30 throughout July and August) except for 24, 25 and 26 December.
The Apache Café is also open daily from 09.00 to 16.00 (17.00 throughout July and August), no Museum admission is required to visit the Café.
- Coach drop-off point
- Conference facilities - Variety of event space available up to cater for up to 150 people.
- Event Venue - Variety of event space available up to cater for up to 150 people
- Free car parking
- On-site coach parking
- On-site Restaurant/Cafe
- Open All Year
- Picnic Area
- Wedding Venue
- In countryside
- Indoor Attraction
- Max group size - 100 people
- Smoking Some Areas - Strictly outside only
Parking & Transport
- Coach Parking
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- Can be packages by 3rd parties
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Solo accepted
- Special group rates - Yes - £1 off per ticket for groups of 10 and over
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
Tours and Demonstrations
- Demonstrations Given - By prior arrangement
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups - and for individuals. Cost - £25 per tour guide up to 15 people
Travel & Trade
- Free accommodation for coach driver
- Group discounts available
- Min group size numeric qualifier - 10
- Packed lunches available
- Room/unit allocations available
- Wi-fi available
- Groups Accepted
Map & Directions
By CarThe Museum is in northwest Hampshire, five miles south of Andover. It is signposted from the A303 London to Exeter trunk road, following the exit towards Salisbury (A343). The Museum is located to the east of the A343 approximately 0.25 miles south of the entrance to Middle Wallop Army Air Corps base.
Public Transport Directions
By TrainThe nearest Train Station to the Museum is Andover. Rail links from Andover go to London Waterloo, Salisbury, Bristol Temple Meads, and Exeter St Davids.Taxis are available at Andover Station and the town centre. Andover Bus Station is a short walk from the train station.By BusThe 77 & 87 buses run between Andover and Salisbury and stop at the Museum of Army Flying.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good143
- Chris TTrip Type:FamilyVery good collection of Army Air Corps types.Friday, 20th August 2021I believe the museum has been refurbished recently and now features a very good collection of Army aircraft from WW1 onwards. Apart from an Apache I believe most significant types are on display... Read full review
- annie20061Tidworth, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesGreat museumMonday, 4th October 2021Great place, it’s huge and so much to see inside and read about. Exhibits, planes, vehicles and a video to watch too. We loved it here. You pay once and can come back free for a year… bargain… we... Read full review
- normanj187Woking, United KingdomSuperb for any aviation fanSunday, 7th November 2021The range of exhibits is wonderful and crams an enormous amount into two hangers. The whole history of the British Army's exploitation of the air is laid out here with all the historic context... Read full review
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