Air Transport Auxiliary - Grandma Few Spitfires, includes Spitfire simulator
Exhibition and archive dedicated to the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA)
Our permanent exhibition honours the achievements of the Air Transport Auxiliary, and is home to a fabulous spitfire simulator! Your visit to “Grandma Flew Spitfires” begins with a short introductory film before you move upstairs past photographs of some of the amazing men and women who made ATA such a success.
Our gallery has been packed with uniforms, flying equipment, navigation equipment and ATA memorabilia. Displays explain how ATA pilots came from 25 different countries, how they managed to fly so many different planes and how they flew all over Britain in a single day. Pilots’ log books are on display together with more than 150 photographs, and you can listen to recordings of ATA aircrew telling their own stories. If you want to explore ATA in more depth, computer terminals give access to filmed interviews, log books and historic photographs from the museum’s archive.
Admission Adults £3.50; Concessions £3.00; Children (aged 10-16) £2.00; Children under 10 FREE. Spitfire simulator 15 minutes flight: £7.50;30 minutes flight: £15.00.
10am to 4pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Maidenhead Heritage Centre, 18 Park Street, Berkshire SL6 1SL