Visitor information


Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is usually 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.

We welcome visits from those coming by coach and larger groups. Please e-mail us for details and to arrange your visit. You will find more details on our group visits page, 

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 access

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 Gift Shop at Stow Maries

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  • Historical reference books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
  • Kitchenware
  • Nostalgic products from traditional, national brands. 
  • A wide range of Stow Maries branded clothing, accessories and gift-foods and sweets


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