Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford Aerodrome, Stockport, Cheshire, 2019

A small but perfectly formed place, the building is new, bright, and equipped with a full range of excellent facilities. Dedicated to the history of Avro and Woodford Aerodrome, a very useful timeline of aircraft production here adorns three walls.

There's a cafe and a shop, and there are plans for expansion, and lots of activities, including cockpit visits (at extra cost). The airfield is being turned into a housing estate, so check their website for access instructions. Well worth a visit - we went on 21 September.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Roe 1 Triplane replica fuselage   The wings and tailplane have been built, and are just waiting to be fitted. The original flew in 1909.
Avro Type F replica BAPC.328 The world's first fully-enclosed cockpit - 1912.
Avro Anson XIX forward fuselage G-AGPG Ekco Avionics - used for demonstrations and testing including the bulbous nose added for testing Concorde's weather radar.
Avro Lancaster 1 replica forward fuselage 'R5868' 'S for Sugar'.
Avro Vulcan B2 XM603 Fully restored in anti-flash white, including the front fuselage and cockpit from XM602.
English Electric Canberra TT18 cockpit WK118  
Hawker Siddeley 748 Srs 2A cockpit. G-ORAL Named 'The Paper Plane' because it did the daily newspaper run from Liverpool to Belfast with Emerald Airways. Ex 9Y-TFS, G-GLAS, G-BPDA.
Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2 forward fuselage XV235  
Vickers VC-10 C1K cockpit XV106 Last flight was to Bruntingthorpe in 2012.

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