Frequently Asked Questions
When are you open?
The Museum is open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10:00. The Museum closes at 16:00 during the winter and 17:00 during the summer (when British Summer Time is in effect).
Where are you?
The Museum is located on the former Woodford Aerodrome near Stockport in Cheshire. It is part of the Woodford Garden Village development, which is opposite Notcutts Garden Centre. Please visit the 'How To Get Here' page for more details.
How much does it cost?
Admission is £8 for adults, £4 for children (11-16 years), and £6 for concessions (60 years and over). Children under 11 years receive free admission.
Carers receive free admission when accompanying the person being cared for.
Cockpit tours cost £2 per person (except the Nimrod, which costs £3 per person).
Please visit the 'Admission Charges' page for more details.
Why isn't the museum free?
The Avro Heritage Museum is often compared to other museums which are free to visit.
The Avro Heritage Museum is a registered charity and run entirely by volunteers. The Museum receives no external funding and relies entirely on income generated from admissions. Our prices are carefully set so that we offer value for money, can cover our expenses and offer new exhibits in the future.
The Avro Heritage Museum does offer free parking directly outside the venue whilst many 'free' museums do not.
Can I take photographs at the Museum?
Yes! We encourage visitors to take as many photos as they like throughout the Museum (including inside the cockpits).
The only area of the Museum where photography is NOT permitted is the Lancaster Room because the films are copyrighted.
Drones are NOT permitted.
Please contact the Museum if you wish to take photographs for commercial use.
Do you offer guided tours of the Museum?
The Avro Heritage Museum is open to visiting groups and clubs for guided tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays when booked in advance. Please visit the 'Group Visits' page for more details.
Cockpit tours are available during normal public opening hours (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) and floorwalkers are on hand to answer questions.
Can I arrange a guided tour/youth visit on a public day?
Guided tours and youth/educational visits are only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays when booked in advance. Youth visits can also be booked for Tuesday and Thursday evenings (18:00-20:00) when British Summer Time is in operation.
Is the Museum open to car clubs?
Yes we are! Car clubs are welcome to book a visit on a public day (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) from April - September.
Car clubs are offered the opportunity to take a group photograph of their vehicles alongside our Vulcan as part of their visit.
Please visit the 'Car Club Photoshoots' page for more details.
Is the Museum open to schools for educational visits?
Yes we are!
Educational visits can be booked for Tuesdays and Thursdays. The visit is closely aligned to the National Curriculum and can be focused on a particular topic when required.
Please note that educational visits must be booked in advance.
Please visit the 'Youth & Educational Visits' page for more details.
What is the difference between Friends and Members?
Friends of the Museum pay an annual subscription, for which they receive a range of benefits (such as free admission and discounted cockpit tours).
Museum members pay an annual subscription of £10 and are expected to help with the running of the Museum. Tuesdays and Thursdays are work days, when the Museum is open to members only (and prebooked tours). Members are entitled to free admission, free cockpit tours, and a 10% discount on shop items.
How do I become a Friend/Member?
Please visit the 'Become a Friend/Member' page for details.
I have a question which is not answered here?
Please contact the Museum by telephone (01625 877 534), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the online contact form, and we will be happy to answer your question.