Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon, Essex

Updated Monday 30th November 2020

We are delighted to announce that we will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the next three weekends!!!

We are offering 50% off admissions for these three weekends only! Get your tickets HERE

We are very proud to say we are an official Visit England ‘Good to Go’ site – meaning we have been assessed and awarded a Industry Standard Certificate, in partnership with The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which recognises that we are following strict government & industry COVID 19 guidelines.

It’s important we  - that is you and us - work together to make sure we all follow the guidelines, stay healthy and help you enjoy your visit.

You can find out more HERE

Please remember – our shop and Mess Café will be Contactless payment only and open from 10am – 3.30pm.

All our exhibitions will be manned, including our hangars, and there will be plenty of space for you to relax in.

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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

Due to the latest government guidance, the site will be shut until further notice.

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 by appointment.

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

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