WE ARE REOPENING
We are pleased to announce that the Avro Heritage Museum reopened on Saturday 1st August.
MUSEUM OPENING HOURS
Every Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pre-booked visits only.
All visitors must book tickets in advance.
Our top priority is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience.
Please click on the links below to book your tickets and view the guidelines we have put in place.
WHAT IS OPEN?
Social distancing measures are in place throughout the Museum and our grounds. A one-way system is in place inside the Museum and hand sanitiser stations are positioned at regular intervals. Visitors must obey all social distancing signage and markings.
The main exhibition hall is open and is packed with fascinating exhibits, including a full size replica of the Avro Type F. The hall is arranged chronologically and visitors can follow the story from the earliest days of Avro right the way through to the British Aerospace years at Woodford and Chadderton. Floor walkers are on hand to answer any questions.
There are cockpits of an Avro Anson and English Electric Canberra on display in the main exhibition hall. The interior of both cockpits can be viewed by looking through the doors and windows. The replica front fuselage section of Avro Lancaster S for Sugar takes pride of place in the middle of the hall. Unfortunately the interior of our Lancaster fuselage is currently closed to visitors because social distancing is not possible in this confined space.
Demonstrations will run throughout the day on the Nimrod Tactical Navigator's Station, simulating how the mighty Nimrod used state of the art technology to hunt down enemy submarines.
VC10 INTERIOR COCKPIT TOURS
The VC10 cockpit is now open for guided tours of its interior. Social distancing guidelines apply and as such a maximum of 2 visitors are permitted inside the cockpit at any time.
LANCASTER CINEMA ROOM
A range of films are shown on a continuous loop throughout the day.
Visitors can walk around the awe-inspiring Avro Vulcan XM603, taking in the majesty of the only Vulcan in the world preserved in anti-flash white markings. All of our outdoor cockpits can also be viewed from outside (Avro 748, Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, and Vickers VC10) and guides are on hand to answer questions.
An ex Vulcan pilot will be giving a talk underneath the wings of the Vulcan at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.
There are several picnic tables inside Vulcan Park and visitors are welcome to bring their own food. All we ask is that you dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided or take it home with you. Please do not bring alcoholic drinks onto our premises.
The café is open from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm and serves hot & cold drinks plus a range of prepackaged food (crisps, biscuits, cake bars etc.). A maximum of 10 visitors are permitted inside the café at any one time to ensure that social distancing can be safely observed.
The shop stocks a range of models, gifts, clothing, books and toys.
WHAT IS STILL CLOSED?
The safety of our visitors and volunteers is our top priority. Unfortunately it isn't possible to fully open the Museum at this time and the following exhibits/activities remain closed:
Vulcan, Lancaster and Nimrod cockpits - are closed due to the confined nature of these spaces.
Vulcan, Lancaster and Nimrod cockpit tours are not taking place at this time.
Flight Simulator - Closed.
Virtual Reality Suite - Closed.
We are not currently taking bookings for group visits.
We are not currently taking bookings for school visits.
We are not currently taking bookings for car club photoshoots.