Wellington Aviation Museum, Moreton-in-Marsh
Summary:This small museum, established by the late Gerry Tyack, is dedicated to all those who served or who passed through RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, which is now home to the Fire Service College.
Established by the late Gerry Tyack, this small museum is dedicated to all those who served or who passed through RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, on one of the many training courses for RAF Bomber Command.
Although the airfield is now a fire training college, Gerry kept the memory of the base alive by creating the museum in the town with his vast range of artefacts from the war years and beyond.
Visitors to the museum can't help but notice the propellers and wheels from the aircraft most used at Moreton, the Vickers-Armstrong Wellington. There is also a casing for the 4000lb bombs dropped by the aircraft and the whole tail section of one aircraft.
The museum has numerous wonderful prints for sale including a view of the market square in Moreton on Normandy Embarkation day in 1944.
The museum is currently open on Sundays only from 10am-4pm, although it is best to check opening times in advance, especially if you are travelling some distance. Admission is £2.50.
British School House, Broadway Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0BG