Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon, Essex

Important Notices:

Coronavirus Update:

“Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is taking the Coronavirus outbreak extremely seriously. Our number one priority in this matter is the safety and wellbeing of visitors, volunteers and staff. To reflect this, the Trust has made the difficult decision to close the site to the public with immediate effect. We will be reviewing this situation on a monthly basis, paying close attention to the advice of HM Government and Public Health England.

All Events between now and July - including Stargazing, Sto-KERS, Wildlife, Historical Hammerings and our Escape Room - will be cancelled with immediate effect and refunds will be processed. This is a precautionary step that we feel is justified and appropriate, however unwelcome it is to us. 

We are liaising with VE Day 75 regarding a rescheduled date and will be in touch very soon.

Our Wings & Wheel Event on 31st May has been moved to 6th September to run alongside our Hurricane event. The team will be in touch with all exhibitors regarding this change.

We are sad to say that our Armed Forces event on 27th June will not take place.

We will continue to be guided by the authorities and will respond accordingly, but in the meantime please keep up to date through our Social Media channels; Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

FB – Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Twitter – @stowaero

Instagram – stowaero37

Thank you for your continued support.”

Ian Flint
Chief Executive


Come and visit this hidden treasure, near Maldon, Essex

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

The Aerodrome is now open every Saturday & Sunday until Good Friday. Last entry to the Exhibitions is 3pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Keep checking the website for more information! Find us on Facebook!

Visit our Mess Hall Café & Shop for free, collect a wristband from the shop. The Mess closes at 4pm.

More information on entrance fees and opening times.

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

More information on booking a group visit to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome.

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