Tel: 01628 780555
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The history of Maidenhead stretches from before the Romans to racing cars, aeroplanes, Hammer Horror films and scandals at Cliveden. The town grew up when the first bridge was built across the Thames in 1250 and became a Victorian boom town when the Great Western Railway opened.
Maidenhead Heritage Centre, described by one visitor as "a little gem", is just the place to explore this amazingly varied history. Our permanent "Story of Maidenhead" exhibition is supplemented with five free exhibitions a year in our Sammes Gallery, so there is always something new to see.
On the first floor of the museum is Grandma Flew Spitfires, our Exhibition and Archive dedicated to Air Transport Auxiliary, with its fabulous Spitfire simulator. (admission charge applies).
Opening hours are 10am to 4pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Now until 21 December 2013
A Moment in Maidenhead
SPITFIRE SIMULATOR FLIGHTS
for children aged 9 to 90!
Phone us now on 01628 780555 to book your Spitfire Simulator flights. Flights include instruction and cost just £5 per 15 minutes, plus entry charge to the exhibition (£3.50 adults, £2 children aged 11-16, 10 and under Free - with GIFT AID tickets are valid for return visits within 12 months).
Flights are available from 10.15am to 3.30pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays. The simulator is suitable for 'pilots' aged 7 or over - the oldest person to fly it was 92!
A recent visitor said his Spitfire flight was "probably the best gift I have received" and "well worth the 300-mile round trip".
SIMULATOR GIFT VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE FROM RECEPTION AT MAIDENHEAD HERITAGE CENTRE. Each £12 voucher gives 30 minutes flying, including instruction, and entry to the exhibition for the pilot and one companion. Perfect for Christmas or a Birthday!
"THIS IS REALLY COOL!"
Real comment from a real visitor
If you are coming specifically to fly the Spitfire simulator, please phone to check that it is fully serviceable - 01628 780555
VOLUNTEERING AT THE HERITAGE CENTRE
If you would like to know more about opportunities for volunteers go to the Volunteers page.