Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is open to the public every day except Tuesdays & Wednesdays through the summer season, 10-4pm. Catering in the Mess Hall Café varies dependent on staffing, but coffees, teas, drinks and light snacks are always available until 4pm.
The site can be accessed via road and air, more information can be found on our maps and directions page.
Free on-site parking is available for cars and coaches with disabled parking available.
On special fly-in days disabled visitors will be directed to another suitable parking area.
Wheelchair users are able to access most areas of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome and there are disabled toilets in the Mess Hall, RFC Museum and Shop.
The Airmen's Mess Café and Mess Hall
Visitors are welcome to visit our Airmen's Mess and the Shop for FREE. Please collect a 'Mess & Shop only' wristband at the shop.
Take a look at our new cafe menu.
If you have special dietary requirements, please contact us, to let us know beforehand so we can ensure we can meet your needs.
The Shop at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is free to visit. It stocks a wide range of gifts and products - on a variety of topics.
Just some of the items you will find in the shop are as follows:
- Books, clothing and mementos of the site
- Historical reference books
- Jigsaws and games
- A children’s section with exciting models and explorer kits
- Nostalgic products from traditional, national brands.
- A wide range of Stow Maries branded clothing, accessories and gift-foods and sweets
Tracing Your RFC/RNAS/RAF Relatives
05.05.18 - 05.05.18
A monthly activity day at Stow Maries for 8-14 year olds to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets
20.05.18 - 20.05.18
It's Back! After its hugely successful debut, we welcome all and sundry to celebrate all that is good on the air and the ground.
On Tuesday 13th February at 10.00 pm. Channel 5 Select will show a film, which features the Owls at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome.
It can be viewed on Freeview 54; Freesat 133; Sky...
It was wonderful to welcome The Duke of Gloucester to our World War 1 Aerodrome near Maldon last week. He was genuinely interested in the work of our fantastic volunteers – who toiled...