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Category : Motoring / Aeroplane / Motoring
Industry Type : Transport
Public or Private Site? : Public Access
Condition : Partially Restored

The Jet Age Museum is thrilling and it’s FREE!

The jet engine was designed by British engineering genius Sir Frank Whittle (1907–1996) and his son, Ian, is a patron of Jet Age Museum.

Jet Age is the museum of Gloucestershire aviation, a museum of local history, based on Meteor Business Park on Cheltenham Road East on the north side of Gloucestershire Airport.

Britain’s first jet plane, the Gloster E28/39, powered by Whittle’s revolutionary invention, first left the ground on 8th April 1941 at the Gloster factory-airfield between Gloucester and Cheltenham. Its official first flight was at RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire, on 15 May 1941.

The Jet Age Museum volunteers have built a full-size replica, which is proudly on display, but the original aeroplane is at London’s Science Museum.

Other Gloster-built aircraft are on view, such as Britain’s first jet fighter, the Meteor, and the Cold War-era Javelin and a fully-detailed reproduction 1925 Gamecock biplane.

Ongoing restoration projects include rebuilding an RAF Gladiator biplane which crashed in Norway in 1940 and a late World War Two Gloster-built Hawker Typhoon.

Other aircraft, engines and exhibits, make interesting viewing in the display hall, while the the museum’s document and photographic archive, is now housed in a purpose built facility.

Jet Age Museum’s document and photographic archive houses many treasures. As well as the Russell Adams Collection – a remarkable resource for the study of British aviation developments in the 1950s and early 60s – there are early Gloster and Dowty company documents, factory drawings, unpublished memoirs, the papers of a former chief designer and the log book of a former chief test pilot, together with many more photographs.

They are fortunate to have the services of 2 distinguished aviation authors and historians; Tony Buttler and Phil Butler, as their archivists.

Jet Age Museum is a member of Tewkesbury Museums Partnership, Gloucestershire Museums Group, the British Aviation Preservation Council and the Association of Independent Museums.

Check out their website for opening times etc – HERE!

 

Meteor Business Park, Cheltenham Road East, Gloucester, GL2 9QL

Jet Age Museum

The Jet Age Museum is thrilling and it’s FREE!

The jet engine was designed by British engineering genius Sir Frank Whittle (1907–1996) and his son, Ian, is a patron of Jet Age Museum.

Jet Age is the museum of Gloucestershire aviation, a museum of local history, based on Meteor Business Park on Cheltenham Road East on the north side of Gloucestershire Airport.

Britain’s first jet plane, the Gloster E28/39, powered by Whittle’s revolutionary invention, first left the ground on 8th April 1941 at the Gloster factory-airfield between Gloucester and Cheltenham. Its official first flight was at RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire, on 15 May 1941.

The Jet Age Museum volunteers have built a full-size replica, which is proudly on display, but the original aeroplane is at London’s Science Museum.

Other Gloster-built aircraft are on view, such as Britain’s first jet fighter, the Meteor, and the Cold War-era Javelin and a fully-detailed reproduction 1925 Gamecock biplane.

Ongoing restoration projects include rebuilding an RAF Gladiator biplane which crashed in Norway in 1940 and a late World War Two Gloster-built Hawker Typhoon.

Other aircraft, engines and exhibits, make interesting viewing in the display hall, while the the museum’s document and photographic archive, is now housed in a purpose built facility.

Jet Age Museum’s document and photographic archive houses many treasures. As well as the Russell Adams Collection – a remarkable resource for the study of British aviation developments in the 1950s and early 60s – there are early Gloster and Dowty company documents, factory drawings, unpublished memoirs, the papers of a former chief designer and the log book of a former chief test pilot, together with many more photographs.

They are fortunate to have the services of 2 distinguished aviation authors and historians; Tony Buttler and Phil Butler, as their archivists.

Jet Age Museum is a member of Tewkesbury Museums Partnership, Gloucestershire Museums Group, the British Aviation Preservation Council and the Association of Independent Museums.

Check out their website for opening times etc – HERE!

 

Meteor Business Park, Cheltenham Road East, Gloucester, GL2 9QL

Jet Age Museum
Category : Motoring / Aeroplane / Motoring
Industry Type : Transport
Public or Private Site? : Public Access
Condition : Partially Restored
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