Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon, Essex

We are presently CLOSED to the public until 15th February .

From 15th February, please join us at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon in Essex as we celebrate the beginnings of the RAF.

We explore the early days of British military aviation through our award-winning exhibitions and great events.  Ranging from air displays to Great War Living History, modern technology to the proms, we hope to provide something to make your visit special for you.

There’s plenty to enjoy at this unique venue. You can explore our fascinating site, investigate our Museum exhibitions, full of great interactives and objects, take in the atmosphere in our hangars of late production and replica FWW planes - then why not pop into our Airmen’s Mess for a cup of tea and snack? Don't forget to grab a memento from our wide ranges in our shop on the way out!

Learn about the incredible work being done,  painstakingly conserving the buildings on site; if you have any spare time, why not come and join us? We rely on our volunteer team, as well as renovation experts!

Whether you are interested in history or aviation, education or the environment or looking for a fun day out for the family or special interest group, we would like to welcome you to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome to be part of history in the making.

Visitor information

We are now CLOSED. We re-open with our Winter Opening hours on Friday 15th February (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10am - 4pm) last entry to Exhibitions is 3pm. We look forward to seeing you!

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Mess Hall Café closes at 4pm.

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Pre-arranged groups can also visit every day except Tuesday.

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