The Jet Age Museum in Gloucestershire,UK opened to the public in late August 2013,Warbirds News contributor Geoff Jones sent us an update on the new hangar built for the museum. In the the above picture the cockpit of the AVRO VULCAN B2 XM569 looks like is noticeably sticking out of the building. In reality it’s just sitting right outside the building.This is a B2 cockpit on loan to the Jet Age Museum, displayed on a raised framework, with the access ladder down, for visitors to look inside. Inside the nose is in good condition with only a few missing instruments. Demand is high to visit this Cold war warrior.
The current construction project also includes a two-story lean-to structure which will add approximately 2,000 square feet of floor space that will house the JAM’s archive, a café, gift shop, and restroom facilities. Funds are still being raised for a second phase, which will see the newly-constructed main building further enlarged, permitting most of the aircraft in the museum’s collection to get under cover.
The museum’s latest acquisition, a Gloster Meteor T.7, after many years at RAF Imjin Barracks to the north of Gloucester where it has been on static display as a gate guardian, it was moved to Gloucestershire where the JAM is located.The collection includes a Meteor NF.13 which was restored at Bruntingthorpe Airfield , examples of the F.8 and F.14 Meteors, a Gloster Javelin, and a very accurate reproduction Gloster Gamecock.
Previous articles about the Jet Age Museum can be read HERE.