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Opening times and entrance fees

Please note: The site will be shut on Friday 27th July for a private function, opening again on Saturday 28th July as normal.

Opening times

From Friday 30th March until 4th October 2018

Open Every Day, Except Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Site open from 10am - 5pm

Last entry 4pm

Last tour 3pm

Mess Hall Cafe closes at 4pm - Cafe offer subject to availability

Groups and coach trips welcome by appointment every day  Please fill contact us on for details.

Entrance fees 

On non-event days:

Adult: £8.00

Children 9-16 years: £2.50

Children 8 and under: FREE

Concessions (over 65): £6.00

English Heritage Members: 2-for-1 on regular adult tickets on non-event days only

Essex Pass Member: 2-for-1 on regular adult tickets on non-event days only

Event days:

Entrance fees for special event days will be as advised.

Currently serving members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, and one guest, will receive free entry, on non-event days, upon production of an ID card.


Group visits:

Please visit our group visits page for more information on how to plan your group trip to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome.


Visitors should report to the  shop/museum entrance at the first building on the right, opposite the Motor Transport (MT) sheds.

On event days please book to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased through Stow Maries - our online facility is due to be available soon.