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Midland Air Museum F-104G Starfighter.
Midland Air Museum F-104G Starfighter





Midland Air Museum
Midland Air Museum.
Midland Air Museum - Wikimedia Commons

The Midland Air Museum is near Baginton in Warwickshire, and is adjacent to Coventry Airport. The museum includes the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre, a smaller hangar, and a fenced-off green area where many aircraft are on display in the open.

The museum's two largest aircraft are an Avro Vulcan B.2 and an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy AW.650 (series 101). The Vulcan together with an Avro Blue Steel missile is on display near the museum's car park.

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History
Starting in 1967 by a small group of local aircraft enthusiasts and called the 'Midland Aircraft Preservation Society', they started to collect books, photographs and aircraft parts.

In 1975 a lease was secured for a small plot of land on the North side of Coventry airport which laid the foundations for a permanent museum which later in 1977 became the 'Midland Air Museum'. The museum opened to the public with just five aircraft in April 1978 and became a Charitable Trust with Educational Charity status in 1979.

The museum acquired the Vulcan bomber in 1983, the Argosy freighter in 1987, and then further developed by moving onto its present site and establishing the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre. A World War II Robin Hangar was acquired and erected in 1995 giving the Museum valuable covered space for restoration projects and displays.

After a period of consolidation several new exhibits were acquired from the late 1990s onwards including the iconic MiG-21, and revolutionary Sea Harrier 'jump jet'

During 2008 the Museum was awarded National Accreditation status and plans to build on its continued success in the future.

Midland Air Museum Address & Travel
Midland Air Museum
Coventry Airport
Baginton
Warwickshire
CV3 4FR
Telephone: 02476 301033

Car:
Midland Air Museum is located near Baginton Village on Rowley Road, adjacent to the northern boundary of Coventry Airport, south of the A45.

It is well signposted from the A45 and once on the road between the A45 roundabout and Baginton village you can't miss the museum, or the Vulcan! The satnav postcode is CV3 4FR.

Public Transport:
Rail services to Coventry station are frequent but you will need to get a bus or taxi from the station.

The 539 bus service stops at Coventry Railway Station Bridge and Baginton Post Office. More information can be found on the official website.

How much does it cost?
The admission fee can be found on the official website, and car parking is free.

What are the Opening Hours?
The museum is open every day except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
April to October:
10am to 5pm [Mon to Sat]
10am to 6pm [Sun & Bank holidays]

November to March:
10am to 4.30pm [Mon to Sat]
10am to 4.30pm [Sun & Bank holidays]

For more information then visit the
Midland Air Museum official website.


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Museum Aircraft




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Midland Air Museum.
Midland Air Museum Lightning T.55 - Wikimedia Commons


Museum Aircraft:
Armstrong Whitworth Argosy AW.650 (G-APRL)
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.14 (WS838)
Armstrong Whitworth Sea Hawk FGA.6 (WV797)
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley (N1498)
Avro Vulcan B.2 (XL360)
Beagle B.206 (G-ASWJ)
Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B (XX899)
Boulton Paul P.111A (VT935)
Bristol Beaufighter (T5298)
British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA.2 (ZE694)
CMC Leopard (G-BRNM)
Crossley Tom Thumb (BAPC.32)
Dassault Mystere IVA (70)
de Havilland Dove 2 (G-ALCU)
de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XJ579)
de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (XN685)
de Havilland Vampire F.1 (VF301)
de Havilland Vampire T.11 (XD626)
de Havilland Vampire T.11 (XE855)
de Havilland Canada U-6A Beaver (58-1062)
Druine D.31 Turbulent (BAPC.126)
English Electric Canberra PR.3 (WF922)
English Electric Canberra T.17A (WH646)
BAC Lightning F.6 (XR771)
English Electric Lightning T.55 (55-713)
Fairey Gannet T.2 (XA508)
Fairey Ultra Light (G-APJJ)
Flettner Fl 282V-10 (28368)
Folland Gnat F.1 (XK741)
Gloster Javelin FAW.5 (XA699)
Gloster Meteor F.4 (EE531)
Gloster Meteor F.8 (VZ477)
Hawker Hunter F.6A (XF382)
Hawker Siddeley 125 series 1 (G-ARYB)
Humber Monoplane (BAPC.9)
Kaman HH-43B Huskie (24535)
Lockheed T-33A (51-4419)
Lockheed T-33A
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter (R-756)
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (60312)
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (70270)
McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (63-7414)
McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (37699)
Mignet HM.14 "Flying Flea" (G-AEGV)
Mil Mi-24 (Red 06)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21SPS (959)
North American F-86A Sabre (48-0242)
North American F-100D Super Sabre (54-1174)
Parnall Pixie IIIa (G-EBJG)
Panavia Tornado GR.4 (ZA452)
Percival Prentice T.1 (VS623)
PZL TS-11 Iskra (408)
SAAB J29F Tunnan (29640)
Slingsby Cadet TX.1 (BGA.804)
Sopwith Pup (A7317)
Vickers Viscount 708 (F-BGNR)
Westland Whirlwind Series 3 (G-APWN)
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (XK907)
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