1. South East and London
  2. Berkshire
  3. Reading

About Museum of Berkshire Aviation

Berkshire's dynamic contribution to aviation history is graphically re-captured at the museum. Run as a charitable trust, the museum is at the historic site of Woodley Airfield, near Reading, U.K. - once the centre of a thriving aircraft industry. Miles and Handley Page aircraft built at Woodley are being re-constructed and exhibited along with fascinating pictorial records and priceless archives.

As well as the Fairey Jet Gyrodyne, Herald, Gannet, Miles Magister, Miles Student and Westland Scout there are many smaller models, photographs and documents to look at and a mini-link trainer for children to experience. The aircraft that are under restoration are not hidden away and on Wednesdays you can see people working on them - and they'll probably be only too happy to explain what they're doing if you ask nicely!

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Come and explore the wealth of artefacts about aviation in Berkshire

Over many years, volunteers have collected, repaired and developed the Museum of Berkshire Aviation. It is a fascinating place with so much to be found crammed into such a limited footprint. There is a wealth of interesting information, exhibits, and interactive installations, with something for everyone. Our friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff can also help you make the most of your visit by talking you through and guiding you around.

Take a tour of our Handley Page Dart Herald or sit in the Westland Scout helicopter

The Dart Herald was registered as G-APWA, it is an H.P.R.7 100 Dart Herald and was flown by Prince Philip in his 1962 South American tour. Walk around and marvel at this exhibit, ask our staff for details of its history. Also, the Westland Scout is a helicopter dDeveloped from the Saro P.531, serving as a land-based general purpose military helicopter, sharing numerous components with the Westland Wasp. The type's primary operator was the Army Air Corps of the British Army, which operated it in several conflict zones.

Miles Magister aircraft

With 1300 aircraft built, 1200 for the RAF and 100 under licence in Turkey. The 1937 Magister really was an innovative aircraft. Come and inspect it and talk with museum staff about its flying characteristics.

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Facilities

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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Friday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday, 00:00 - 00:00

Summer: (1st Apr - 31st Sept)

Wednesday 10:30 - 17:00

Saturday 10:30 - 17:00

Sunday 10:30 - 17:00

Bank Holidays 10:30 - 17:00

Winter: (1st Oct - 31st Mar)

Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Wednesday 10:30 - 16:00

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Adult (18++) : £4.00
  • Child (4-17) : £3.00

Adult: £4.00

Senior citizen: £3.00

Children: £3.00

Family ticket: £10.00 (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)

Annual membership: from £15

Group visits:

£3.00 per head for scheduled days

£3.50 per head for non-scheduled days e.g., Mon/Tue

We now accept debit or credit cards, along with cash.

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Food & Drink Options

We only offer small snacks e.g., crisps, chocolate wafers or biscuits along with tea, coffee (instant), hot chocolate and canned drinks. 50p and £1 respectively. Hot chocolate is £1.25.

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FAQs

Yes, there is parking.

Parking is currently free, although this is out of our control and may change in the future.

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Contact Details

Mohawk Way, Woodley
Reading
Berkshire
RG5 4UE
England

The museum is located on the edge of Woodley and Dinton Pastures Country Park.

Tel: 0118 944 8089

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