Civil aircraft

The aeroplanes, autogyros and hang-gliders in our aviation collection represents a range of different uses of civilian aircraft, from delivering goods to delivering babies!

You can find these aircraft in the Civilian Aviation hangar, which explores people's passion for flight, from ‘Flying for Fun’ and ‘Connecting Communities’ to how ‘Aerial Photography’ gives us a bird’s-eye view of the world.

Reopening update

To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff as we reopen not all of our visitor areas will be available.

Please check the current visitor map to check which parts of the site will be open.

Explore our civil aircraft

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We’re reopening our museums

After nearly five months of closure, we’re almost ready to welcome visitors back to our museums. We've made some changes to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit, including online booking and new safety measures.

Find out more about reopening