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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

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Our phone number is 01452 260078, during open times only.

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Certificate of Excellence
2015
Meteor F3 EE425
 
The Gloster Meteor was the first and only operational jet fighter to actually enter combat in WWII for the Allies. Replacing the F1, the F3 had Rolls-Royce engines, a revised canopy style and increased fuel capacity. 

210 F3's were produced and were first introduced on the Belgian front in January of 1945 to intercept the Me 262, however by that time the Luftwaffe was sufficiently weakened that the F3's never engaged the 262 in combat. 
 They were mostly used in reconnaissance and air-to-ground support activities.

This cockpit is from the third oldest F3 Meteor and was purchased and presented to the Museum by Richard Greenwood, the son of Eric Greenwood, Chief Test Pilot at Gloster Aircraft Company, 1945-1946.



Hawker Hunter XE664
 
This was part of the second production batch of 100 aircraft built at Hawker Aircraft (Blackpool) Ltd. The contract is dated 24th August 1953. XE664 was delivered to the RAF on the 23rd of May 1955 to No.5 Maintenance Unit, of No.26 Squadron. 

In 1958 XE664 returned to Hawker Aircraft Limited where it was converted to Mark 8 standard for the Fleet Air Arm. It was delivered to them on the 12 March 1959 and served with No.764 Squadron. In the conversion process the single seat fighter nose was removed and the two-seat trainer nose was fitted. This is why we only have the cockpit section.

After this it was converted into a Singaporean T Mark 75 (516) and they received it in September 1970. As far as we know the airframe itself is still flying and was for sale in Australia in 2009.

The cockpit section was acquired as a training aid for the Air Cadets at Marlborough School. During its stay there was an attempt to convert it to a flight simulator. In the 1980's the Air Cadets were disbanded at the school and the aircraft was left in a shed.
 
During 1986 the shed was about to be used for other purposes and the cockpit section was going to be sent for scrap. Fortunately Bob Kneale, a master at the school, managed to acquire it and it was moved to another site at the school out of harms way. In the early 1990's the cockpit was moved to a farm a few miles outside of Marlborough where it remained outside covered in a tarpaulin.

On the cold wet day of 21 February 1999 the cockpit section was removed from the boggy field on the farm and brought to the Jet Age Museum at Staverton by Bob Kneale (owner), Simon, Sam and Henry Tolley where it has been restored and is a very popular hands on exhibit.




AVRO VULCAN B2 XM569
 
This is a B2 cockpit on loan to the Jet Age Museum, displayed on a raised framework, with the access ladder down, for visitors to look inside. 

Inside the nose is in good condition with only a few missing instruments. Demand is high to visit this Cold war warrior.