Current Exhibitions


‘High Flying Women’ Exhibition, open from April 2019

Our popular exhibition ‘High Flying Women’ returns, open from Monday 1st April. Come along and be inspired by the stories of women who fought against adversity to achieve aviation history.


‘Capture the Skies’ Competition, open from January 2019

Be part of our new exhibition! Send us your photograph of ‘anything that flies’ for a chance to have your work included in our Autumn display. It doesn’t just have to be aircraft - it could be birds, kites…anything! The competition closes on 20th August 2019.

Please click here for a submission form.

Previous Exhibitions

‘Gallantry in the Air’

To mark the centenary of the RAF, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum’s exhibition will commemorate the RAF crew who were decorated for their bravery. Many of the airmen featured in this exhibition gained the highest award for their valour with some of them paying the ultimate price. This exhibition originally opened on 1 April of this year to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force honouring the aircrew who were decorated for their bravery during World War 2.

The exhibition features RAF personnel who were awarded UK gallantry medals including Guy Gibson who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC), Distinguished Service Order & Bar (DSO) and Distinguished Flying Cross & Bar (DFC). Gibson was most famous for leading No. 617 Squadron during the Dam Busters raid in 1943 and was awarded the VC, the highest award of the UK’s honours system. Two of the others that feature are Leonard Cheshire who was awarded the VC, DSO & 2 Bars, DFC; and ‘Ginger ‘Lacey, one of the RAF’s highest scoring fighter pilots during World War 2, who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal & Bar.

If you missed the chance to view this exhibition, there is still the opportunity to ‘Discover More’ in our reference area.