Jet Age Museum

Jet Age Museum

Postby lynothehammer on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 11:10 am

Decided on a last minute trip out yesterday to the Jet Age Museum, what a fantastic little place it is too.

The volunteers were all so friendly and helpful.

ImageGloster Meteor F8 - WH364 by Steve Lynes, on FlickR

ImageGloster Meteor NF13 - WM366 by Steve Lynes, on Flickr

ImageGloster Meteor T7 - WM453 by Steve Lynes, on Flickr

ImageGloster Meteor T7 - WF784 by Steve Lynes, on Flickr

ImageGloster Meteor NF14 - WS807 by Steve Lynes, on Flickr

ImageHawker Siddeley Harrier T2 - XW264 by Steve Lynes, on Flickr

ImageAvro Vulcan - XM569 by Steve Lynes, on Flickr

Thanks for looking...

Steve
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Re: Jet Age Museum

Postby Marathon Milkshake on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 4:49 pm

Looks a nice place to visit, thanks for sharing the photos :up:
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Re: Jet Age Museum

Postby jalfrezi on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 8:06 pm

Nice shots Steve, thanks for sharing :up:

Went there in October, it's a nice little museum - if a little cramped.
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Re: Jet Age Museum

Postby Ryan. on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 3:57 pm

Shame all those Meteors cannot be kept indoors. Looking a little worst for wear, some of them.
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Re: Jet Age Museum

Postby lynothehammer on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 4:49 pm

I think they're hoping to expand the museum, but like all things it will take time. They have another Javelin sat in Gloucestershire Airport that they hope to take inside too...
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Re: Jet Age Museum

Postby bigdan on Mon 29 Jan 2018, 7:41 pm

The museum is looking to expand, initially to the west with an engineering/restoration/education centre, and towards the airfield, expanding the main hall. As with everything this relies on fundraising, as the projects will be well into 6 figures £, so if anyone knows a millionaire or two with a passion for heritage aviation... :biggrin: There are volunteers in the museum with many more braincells than me working very hard to secure the funds.
The museum is very proud of it's entirely volunteer team and how time and time again, we are told how friendly and helpful they are. It is one of the major reasons I volunteer my time every week. It was also one of the reasons we were awarded the Queens Award For Voluntary Service last year.

@lynothehammer , the grey t7 is VW453, ex-RAF Innsworth gate guard. :surrender:
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Re: Jet Age Museum

Postby wallace on Wed 31 Jan 2018, 10:54 am

Nice set of photos, that museum has been on my list of roundtoits for years now. I really must do something about it and go on that long promised long road trip.

Got a big soft spot for the long nose Meteors....
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Re: Jet Age Museum

Postby jag636 on Sun 04 Feb 2018, 10:12 pm

Hats off to you all, if it wasn't for volunteers there would be no preservation movement to save all those important types that would otherwise have been scrapped. This is one for me to do as well thanks for sharing :clap:
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