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AGM NOTICE AND VOTING FORMS UNDER THE MUSEUM TAB ABOVE

We're based on Meteor Business Park on Cheltenham Road East on the north side of Gloucestershire Airport.  Look for the traffic lights between the large white Dowty Safran building (3 flags on the roof) and Golden Castle Caravans.  Turn into Meteor Business Park at the lights and the Museum gates will be on your right

The address is:

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

The number 94 bus service from Gloucester & Cheltenham operates every 10 minutes at peak times.  The ‘Dowty’ stop is two minutes’ walk away.

Please note that there is no access via Gloucestershire Airportʼs main entrance

ARRIVING BY AIR

A grass taxiway, designated ‘R’ accesses the museum’s grass parking area.  Advise ATC that you wish to taxi to the museum and they’ll direct you accordingly.

FREE ADMISSION 
FREE PARKING

KEEPING IN TOUCH

More information about our collection is on this website. Up-to-date news is on our Facebook page: The Jet Age Museum. We are onTwitter: 
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Our phone number is 01452 260078, during open times only.

You can contact us here or via email at jetagemuseum@hotmail.co.uk. You can help us improve and grow by making a donation or becoming a member - please click here for the membership form

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Birth of the jet age: Gloster E28/39

The Gloster E28/39 has great significance for us as Gloucestershire’s outstanding contribution to world aviation history. 

The original aircraft, now in the Science Museum in London, was the first-ever British and Allied jet.

Powered by jet engine inventor Frank Whittle’s first flight engine, it was designed and built by the Gloster Aircraft Company. Its official first flight was at RAF Cranwell on 15 May 1941, but it had already left the ground during taxiing trials at Gloster’s Brockworth airfield on 8 April. 

Our E28 is a full-size fibreglass model, assembled from mouldings produced by the Sir Frank Whittle Commemorative Group and paid for by the Reactionaries - former colleagues of Whittle - and a generous grant from Tewkesbury Borough Council.

Our own team, led by aircraft restoration manager Chris Radford, then added a massive amount of detail, including building the undercarriage, fitting out the cockpit and adding panel and rivet lines.  

Click on the picture above to view a youtube video of the E28 in flight.  Below is the E28 on display at the museum