The jet engine was designed by British engineering genius Sir Frank Whittle (1907–1996). His son Ian is a patron of Jet Age Museum.
Jet Age Museum opened its doors in August 2013, beginning a new chapter in the Gloucestershire Aviation Collection’s 30 plus year history.
We have recently built an extension to provide a new engineering workshop, additional archive and display space and a classroom and audio-visual theatre.
A major fund raising campaign is in progress to "fit-out the necessary facilities to help us achieve our aims.
Jet Age Museum has membership of the Association of Independent Museums, Aviation Heritage UK, Cotswolds Tourism, Gloucestershire Museums Group, MODES Users Association, National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries.
The Gloucestershire Aviation Collection (working name Jet Age Museum) is a Registered Charity No: 297818 and a Company Limited by Guarantee No: 2141333.