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After nearly eight years of a hard fought campaign to save Hucknall’s unique Wing Hangars and aviation museum, in January 2024 we finally signed a lease with the Rolls-Royce company enabling us to take over the Wing Hanger building and a small plot of surrounding land, which now allows the HUFTM community project to move forward as the master of  it’s own destiny

We are seeking to re-open the museum to pre-booked groups again as soon as possible, but after four years of enforced closure and severely restricted access to the site, we now have a lot of preparatory and re-organisational work to undertake to enable us to accept visitors.  

We will again aim to set a guide maximum of 24 and a minimum of 5 people for group visits, but will be able to accommodate slightly larger groups by prior arrangement. For party numbers below 5 we can also register you for inclusion in an arranged group of similar smaller parties and notify you when we have sufficient registrations to make up a minimum group size.

To book a future visit as soon as we re-open, please email Sharon at shrnsev@aol.com

ITP Main Site Gate, via Dorey Way (Formally the R-R Hucknall Dorey Way Entrance)

Access to the Hucknall Flight Test Museum is no longer possible via the old Rolls-Royce Hucknall, Dorey Way gate, as this is now a completely seperate business operated by ITP Aerospace.

The HUFTM charity recently took full control of the Wing Hangars under a formal lease arrangement and the Trustees have expressed a wish to continue our previous admissions policy of no formal charge for visitors to the museum. To meet running costs we will seek to rely on the public’s goodwill and appreciation for the protection of Hucknall’s unique and important aviation heritage.

All visits will therefore remain on a donations basis.

Escalating operational budgets do of course remain a constant challenge for the project, and we are often asked what a guide donation per person should be for visiting groups.

For the re-opening, some four years after our enforced closure, we have therefore revised this guide amount slightly to £8.00 for adults and £5.00 for children under 14. We believe this figure is in line with other similar museums. All future major site upgrade work to take us forward towards our long term objective, (see  the adjacent graphic) will require additional funds from future public appeals. Any and all additional donations therefore, however small, will make an important contribution to the HUFTM project vision and will be much appreciated.

HUFTM Site Access is now via The Engine Rooms Entrance Only  (Formally Rolls-Royce Leisure)

Access to the museum is now exclusively via the Engine Rooms entrance gate from the B6009 Watnall Road. There is ample parking in the adjacent Engine Rooms south car park for cars and coaches, to the left of the service road, immediately in front of the museum site entrance. Access to the HUFTM site is then through the old main R-R Hucknall gatehouse entrance and left through the gate in the green fence. If the large gate is closed please use the open turnstile to the left. The nearest postcode for the Hucknall Engine Rooms building entrance on Watnall Road is NG15 6GQ, at the junction with Westville Drive, and both exit and entrance roads to the museum are almost opposite this junction. The B6009 entrance is shown in the image above.