Tucked away in northwest Hampshire lies one of the Test Valley’s hidden gems. The Army Flying Museum sits adjacent to the busy Army Air Corps Airfield at Middle Wallop, just outside Salisbury.
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.
Devoted to telling the story of British Army Flying, the Museum provides access and affordability to visitors, and if you Gift aid with your admission you receive free entry to the Museum for a year.
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. The Memorial is a focus for remembrance for local, veteran and serving communities reflecting their common heritage of service and sacrifice no matter what their regimental background.
The Army Flying Museum is open daily from 10am to 4.30pm. The Museum is easily accessible from the M3 and A303 on the A343 between Andover and Salisbury. The Apache Café is also open daily from 9.00am to 4.00pm and Museum entry is not required to access the café.
For more information, call 01264 781086 or visit the website at www.armyflying.com.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|2 adults + up to 3 children||£38.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* The Army Flying Museum is open daily from 10.00 to 16.30 (17.00 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 200 people.
- Event Venue - Variety of event space available up to cater for up to 200 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
- Dutch spoken
- German spoken
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 - Cost - £25 per tour guide up to 15 people
- Guided Tours Available 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:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good143
- tv731Flatts Village, BermudaTrip Type:CouplesA Pleasant SurpriseThursday, 24th September 2020Let me say this - My husband chose this outing and I was not very enthused about coming at all. I actually thought about waiting in the car for him (how long could it take to see a few planes... Read full review
- HikingHistory93United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayA deceptively small museum, with a lot inside. Well recommended!Monday, 5th October 2020Tucked at the end of Stockbridge’s Army Barracks is this splendid little museum. I was in the area visiting my Brother and we endeavoured to visit as many historical sites as possible. Noting the... Read full review
- KarenW1075QVNetley, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesFantastic little gemWednesday, 21st October 2020Well worth a visit, a truly secret little gem. Full of fascinating information about the RAF with more planes helicopters than I've ever seen in my life. It is home the the most in tact glider from... Read full review
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