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Staverton jet museum opens doors for Gloucester History Festival
1:46pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in Tewkesbury
Volunteers at the Jet Age Museum have announced they plan to open their doors during the forthcoming Gloucester History Festival.
The new, purpose-built museum, which is located on Meteor Business Park on the north side of Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton will be open on Wednesdays and weekends from 10-4pm during the festival period of the 7th to the 23rd September.
Museum trustee, Darren Lewington said: - "Our preview weekends have had an excellent response with more than 1000 visitors attending. Our museum includes a full size replica of the Gloster E28/39, the first Allied jet powered aircraft, which first flew in the city in 1941. It's difficult to argue that jet flight isn't Gloucester's greatest contribution to 20th century history.
“We also have a collection of other Gloster Aircraft Company aircraft on display including several Meteors and the mighty delta winged Javelin. Many people in this County have a connection with GAC and we're proud to be able to tell their story.’ The museum is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers, has free on site parking and a cafeteria. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. The latest information about the museum can be found on their website, www.jetagemuseum.org and on their Facebook and Twitter feeds @JetAgeMuseum
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