Visit Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, near Maldon in Essex, and be part of history in the making. The aerodrome, established in 1916 as the base of the Royal Flying Corps 37 (Home Defence) Squadron, two years after the First World War began, is open for the public to enjoy.
There’s plenty to see at this unique venue, all year round. Learn about the aerodrome and WW1 through an interactive history of the site in the new museum, where children can experience sitting in a simulated Sopwith 1½ Strutter plane.
Walk around the conserved buildings, which are rare survivors of WW1, plus learn about 37 Squadron in the museum. Hangars of late production/replica WW1 planes are sure to wow and visitors can take a tea in the wartime café.
Whether you’re interested in history or aviation, education, or looking for a family fun day out or special interest group, Stow Maries welcomes you.
Open from 10am – 5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Pre-arranged group visits, including coach trips, are also welcome to visit on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Children under 16 visit free with adult tickets costing £8.
For more information visit the website www.stowmaries.org.uk.