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  • Flying_Pencil
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2010
    • 737

    Just did a trip.

    Dux was amazing.
    Cosford is also excellent (stay in Telford, the Park Inn gives discounts if you say you are there for RAFM. Telford is also easy train trip from Cosford)
    Hendon RAFM is also a must see, but I think not as good as Cosford.

    I am sure others mentioned are well worth trip.

    Note the Science Museum in London has a number very notable displays, worth a stop if time allows.
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    • PhantomII
      Phantoms Phorever
      • Jan 2000
      • 8292

      Time won't be an issue. Just have to figure out which weekends I can get the wife to let me go explore! Thanks again for all the tips!


      • WP840
        Whisky Papa
        • Feb 2006
        • 1964

        What are Forumites opinions on Solent Sky?
        If you're not living on the edge then you're taking up too much space!


        • aeronut 2008
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2008
          • 1568

          Originally posted by WP840 View Post
          What are Forumites opinions on Solent Sky?
          An excellent but well hidden museum


          • farnboroughrob
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Dec 2008
            • 619

            Solent Sky is one of the better of the voluntary run museums and is often over looked. Their main drawback is its in a rundown part of the city and a bit out of the way. The aircraft are jammed in but are well presented and in great condition. Nice to be able to get inside the Sandringham and see how the rich once traveled. The fact that is one of the few non-national museums with a Spitfire plus it has the S6 says a lot about the standard.


            • mike currill
              Big pistons rule
              • Jul 2003
              • 8791

              Originally posted by PhantomII View Post
              Time won't be an issue. Just have to figure out which weekends I can get the wife to let me go explore! Thanks again for all the tips!
              I feel pretty certain I speak for all of us who have made suggestions on here when I say you are most welcome and I hope you enjoy your time here. I also hope you return home having learned something new, something I always manage whenever I visit historic locations.
              The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its original size.


              • David Burke
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jan 2000
                • 10032

                If your going to live in East Anglia you are pretty close a a large number of museums . There is the added advantage that London is close to hand with attractions for you and your wife.


                • merlin70
                  Tim Clark
                  • Mar 2004
                  • 1691

                  The de Havilland Museum (Formerly Mosquito Museum) near Hatfield Herts, has a historically significant collection including several Mosquitos. I'm surprised its not previously been mentioned on this thread.
                  Watching the planes fly by...


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