map of UK museum sites

A map illustrating spread of aviation museums and heritage sites open to the public in the UK. At this scale some markers are hidden where they are close to others.

We are compiling a comprehensive list of aviation heritage sites across the UK in order to inform policy, project heritage assets and co-ordinate support for their preservation and access to the public.

The core data is taken from the Birkbeck Mapping Museums database which has gathered historic data on museums in the UK from 1960, drawing on 18 different surveys and data sources. Work is underway to merge this information with another database from Aviation Heritage UK and listing information from our funders, Historic England and we are delighted to be working in partnership with these organisations on the project.

A researcher will be soon working on expanding and updating the list, and the draft list will be made available on this page for comment when work is underway. Meantime if you possess, or know of any other lists of aviation heritage sites, please email Dr Toby Butler at

The data and maps from the Birkbeck Mapping Museums Project is freely available at