We are now CLOSED for Visits from the General Public (by prior arrangement) until 1st March, 2024.
Please only book via E-mail
We would recommend you meet a Volunteer Tour Guide – who, on their own time – would specifically drive to the hangars to meet your small group within each organised tour slot, so please understand that from the outset.
HOW TO BOOK A TOUR DURING 2024
There are up to pre-booked tour slots available daily (7 days) at 11am and 2pm, and they will last approx. 2 hrs.
Important Notes to the Public hoping to visit us from Spring 2024:
All applications must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the visit date.
Please note that family visits are only usually available between March and October. We are normally closed to any visitors between November~February due to winter conditions (as the hangars are extremely "baltic" cold during winter months).
...with the above figure in RED (change to whatever you feel is fair) being your donation figure in Pounds
I WANT TO BRING A LARGER GROUP IN 2024?
With advanced pre-booking we are again, happy to accept bookings from larger groups (of 11+) including schools and organisations, but this will incur a booking fee.
You will need to apply for this via our interactive PDF Group Booking Form HERE.
If you have further questions before booking, you can also E-MAIL us first.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
A family visit (not exceeding 10 people) is FREE OF CHARGE, yes FREE, however the UAS survives on both donations and our volunteers' own time and energy.
We do hope you are inspired to make a Voluntary Contribution for what you see, experience and feel the aviation passion of volunteers.
It is up to you how much you feel it was worth after the personal tour is over, but we are very appreciative and welcome a Voluntary Donation afterwards.
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS AT THE HANGARS?
Yes, we have secure Zettle Contactless Card Reader facilities at the hangars that can accept all Credit or Debit Cards / ApplePay / GooglePay etc.; for our overseas visitors, the Contactless Card readers are set to work £GBP Pounds Sterling.
CLOSED for Tour Bookings
An E-mailed pre-booking MUST be made for all visits and we need the following:
• Date & Time Slot preferred
• Number of Family members (10 people maximum) that will be visiting with you
• your Car registration
• your Contact Mobile Number
Anyone wishing to visit from 1st March 2024 with family, should make a booking at least 2 weeks prior via E-MAIL
WHAT HAPPENS THEN?
Once you have e-mailed your Booking (the only way we will accept Bookings currently).
Our Visit Co-Ordinator, Ricci Coulter will contact you to confirm (either via E-mail or Mobile) your Booking, or if your preferred date & time are not available; we'll then ask you to select another convenient date & time instead.
We look forward to welcoming you to our hangars and Heritage collection.
Please do NOT just arrive out of the blue during a week day. You will be turned away!
You MUST book via E-mail first please as the hangars are not always open.
Hangar Visit Notes for existing UAS Members:
Members are welcome all year round (especially Wednesdays and Saturdays).
Members may also arrange to bring their family too (by prior appointment). See notes below.
If you're NOT a member, you can JOIN the UAS today… for just £26 per year!
Hangar Visit Notes for General Public:
SAFETY WARNING — BEFORE BOOKING
If you have young children under 8yo they *MUST* be closely supervised by you at all times, for their own safety and others! It is not a playground! Our hangars and exhibits are not suitable at all for very young children.
We reserve the Right to ask anyone to Leave.