Avro Heritage Museum

Summary

Avro Heritage Museum
Avro Heritage Museum is located in Greater Manchester
Avro Heritage Museum
Location within Greater Manchester
Former name
Avro Heritage Centre
Established13 November 2015 (2015-11-13)
LocationWoodford Aerodrome, Woodford, Greater Manchester, England
Coordinates53°20′07″N 2°09′09″W / 53.33527°N 2.15262°W / 53.33527; -2.15262Coordinates: 53°20′07″N 2°09′09″W / 53.33527°N 2.15262°W / 53.33527; -2.15262
Websitewww.avroheritagemuseum.co.uk

Avro Heritage Museum is an aviation museum in Woodford, Greater Manchester, England, that opened on 13 November 2015. It is located at the former Woodford Aerodrome, and it replaces the former Avro Heritage Centre.

History

Avro Heritage Centre

Originally opened as the Avro Heritage Centre in Woodford's personnel block, the centre had five rooms with displays and photos about Avro, an archive, and a small shop. It was only open for tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and visits were only possible by prior appointment.[1][2]

Avro Heritage Museum

As part of the deal to sell Woodford Aerodrome for redevelopment in December 2011, BAE agreed to fund the renovation of the former aerodrome fire station to become the new Avro Heritage Museum.[2] Designed to replace the previous heritage centre, the work was carried out by Conlon Construction and Cassidy + Ashton.[3][4][5] Plans were submitted in February 2014;[6] planning permission was approved on 20 May;[7] construction started in August;[4] and the museum opened 13 November 2015.[8] At 11,700 square feet (1,090 m2), the new building is 70% larger than the previous centre and includes an exhibition hall, a gallery, a cafe, reading rooms, and classrooms.[4][1]

It holds the Avro Heritage Trust's collection of over 30,000 artefacts on aircraft development, including a set of murals that used to be located in Woodford's employee restaurant.[2]

Aircraft on display

Cockpits

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Avro Heritage Centre". Aeroflight. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "New Avro Heritage museum in Woodford prepares for take-off". BAE Systems. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Avro Heritage Museum". Avro Heritage Museum. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford". Conlon Construction. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Avro Heritage Centre, Woodford". Cassidy + Ashton. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  6. ^ "New Stockport museum 'to display Vulcan bomber'". BBC News. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Decision Notice". Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. 20 May 2014. Archived from the original on 24 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Avro Heritage Museum". Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Avro Vulcan B2 XM603". Avro Heritage Museum. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Avro Type F Replica". Avro Heritage Museum. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Roe I Triplane Replica". Avro Heritage Museum. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Avro Anson Cockpit G-AGPG 'Aggy Paggy'". Avro Heritage Museum. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Avro Lancaster 'S Sugar' Replica Cockpit". Avro Heritage Museum. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  14. ^ Simpson, Andrew (2015). "INDIVIDUAL HISTORY" (PDF). Royal Air Force Museum. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Avro Vulcan XM602 Cockpit". Avro Heritage Museum. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  16. ^ "English Electric Canberra WK118 Cockpit". Avro Heritage Museum. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  17. ^ "Avro 748". Avro Heritage Museum. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  18. ^ "Hawker Siddeley Nimrod Cockpit XV235". Avro Heritage Museum. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  19. ^ "Vickers VC10 C1K XV106 Cockpit". Avro Heritage Museum. Retrieved 20 September 2020.

External links

  • Avro Heritage Museum