Visitor information


Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is presently open as a COVID-19 Secure, Visit England Good-to-Go site. 

We are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Of course, we are putting your safety and that of our team at the highest priority. You have a part in this too! Please click here for more information..

Catering in the Mess Hall Café varies dependent on staffing, but coffees, teas, drinks cakes and light snacks are always available, last orders 3.30pm.

We welcome visits from 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.

Visitors with mobility issues should ideally contact us in advance to arrange special parking or drop off.  If this is not convenient, please report to the shop on arrival to discuss your needs. On event days, specialist parking will be indicated where possible.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users are able to access most areas of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome and there are accessible toilets in the Mess Hall and  RFC Exhibition building.


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.

For an idea of what is on offer, have a look at the Airmen's Mess Cafe Menu - but remember, our Specials change every weekend.

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  • Historical reference books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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