Welcome to the

LASHENDEN AIR

WARFARE MUSEUM


We are open every Saturday and Sunday throughout the Summer

Opening times 10am - 5pm (Last admission 4.30pm)



Ian (left) and Chris (right) with their Grandfather’s medals visiting the Museum and Alec Awcock Snr with his daughter Phyllis (Ian’s birth mother) and Alec Jnr (Chris’ father)

On 5th May the Museum had a visit from cousins Ian Christensen and Chris Awcock who are seen here with their Grandfather’s medals from both World Wars. Their Grandfather, Alec Awcock, had a distinguished career beginning when he enlisted in the 4th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment the day after war was declared in 1914. He went on to serve in Gallipoli and France then after the war ended, served with the RAF until 1930. He re-enlisted in the RAF for another 4 years in 1938. Alec received the 1914-18 Star, The British War Medal, The Victory Medal (United Kingdom) and The Territorial Force Efficiency Medal from World War I and the Defence Medal and the War Medal for his Second World War service. The visit was made all the more poignant by the fact that Ian was adopted at a very early age and grew up in Canada, where he still lives. He was unaware of his birth family history until relatively recently and so it is very fitting that we see them both here with their Grandfather’s medals which Chris’ father donated to the Museum over 40 years ago.



For any enquiries regarding exhibits or donations of items please email us at collectionslawm@gmail.com


For a virtual tour of the Museum click on the link here
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  ADMISSION CHARGES

 

Without Gift Aid

With Gift Aid

Adults

£3

£3.30

Over 60’s

£1

£1.10

Children 5 – 16

£1

£1.10

Children under 5

Free

Free


If you are a UK tax payer and gift aid your admission fee we can claim back 25% from the Government


AIRCRAFT SPOTTER HANGAR TOURS

Tours of the main aircraft hangar available during museum opening hours for a minimum donation of £2. 


The museum is now part of the

Wheels of Time Scheme

And is an accredited learning establishment for the
Kent Children’s University


Disabled Access

If you are a disabled visitor we are pleased to say that all

of our displays are fully accessible by wheelchair.

We do not have disabled toilets at the museum but they are available on the airfield.

2 Disabled parking spaces are available outside of the museum. These spaces are for visitors to the museum only they are not for general use by visitors to the airfield who should use the public car park. Spaces are available on a first come basis to book a parking space please ring 24 hours in advance of your visit on 07857580162 to arrange to be let in the security gate.

 We have a Wheelchair available for your use should you need it.

CCTV

The museum is fitted with CCTV with 24 hour recording for the purpose

of crime prevention and public safety. All activities are recorded to aid prosecution

of criminal activities.



Visitors enter the museum at their own risk. Children must be kept under strict adult supervision at all times, due

to the nature of material on display. Dogs are not allowed in the museum (except for assistance dogs).

The Right of Admission is Reserved


Registered Charity 279883


LASHENDEN AIR WARFARE MUSEUM

Headcorn Aerodrome, Headcorn, Ashford,

Kent TN27 9HX

Tel: 01622 891810 during museum opening hours

07857 580162 outside opening hours



Email: info@lashendenairwarfaremuseum.co.uk

www.lashendenairwarfaremuseum.co.uk

Photographs copyright LAWM unless stated

  

     

       

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