Text Box: Entry Prices:

Annual tickets available (visit as many times as you wish for a year) please ask in shop,
25% reduction for Pre-Organised Parties of greater than 10 people (adult supervisors of children's groups at child price), please see Group Visits for further details (not available during Covid 19 restrictions).

BDAC—Old Sarum Airfield Museum


Disabled Access:

We can provide reasonably level access to the Collection via the hangar doors on request.  However, currently we do not have disabled toilets, nor can we provide disabled access into the cockpits.

Partially Sighted:

Some of our exhibits have an audible description that can be accessed over the web from either a smartphone or a tablet.  To access these either click here to display a list of those available and then click on the speaker icon or click on the speaker icons on the exhibit pages.  You will have to click on your browsers “back” button to return to the BDAC web site after each description.




We’re really looking forward to being able to welcome you back at the collection.

We’ve made a few changes to the way we operate in order to keep everyone as safe as possible. These changes are outlined below so that you know what to expect when you visit.

We hope that knowing about these changes helps you to plan and enjoy your visit to us.

See you soon!


Parking: Look out for signs directing you to our parking areas. Please be aware that charges for parking in some areas of the airfield site have been introduced – so look out for any signs as you park! (If you park in the correct place for the Collection the parking charge is included in your ticket).

Arriving: We’re using a one-way system for entry and exit – so look out for the signs directing you to the way in.  You might want to look at our busiest and quietest times on Google so that you can pick a quieter time to visit.

Fit and well: Visitors: By purchasing your ticket and coming into the collection you’ll be confirming that you are free of CV-19 symptoms, and are not self-isolating or living with anyone who is self-isolating or has symptoms at present.  (If this isn’t the case please wait and visit once you can confirm this!)

Fit and well: Volunteers: Our volunteers will only be staffing the collection if they’re fit and well and free of CV-19 symptoms, and not self-isolating or living with anyone who is self-isolating or has symptoms at present, so you can be sure it’s safe to visit.

Payments: We’ll be asking you to make payments by contactless card (‘wave and pay’) wherever possible.  (If you do have to pay with a pin number card we’ll be sanitising the keypad before you use it, and again afterwards.  We’d really prefer not to take cash payments – but if you are using cash please try to use the correct amount so we don’t need to give change.

Supporting Track & Trace: Museums have been asked to support the NHS Track and Trace system by keeping a record of visitors, so our shop staff will be asking you to leave a contact name and number/email when you book in.  We’ll keep these records securely for 21 days, and then they will be safely destroyed.

Social distancing: We’ll be asking you to abide by the current social distancing requirements, and keep at least 2 metres away from other visitors and our volunteers.  If you feel someone is getting uncomfortably close to you please raise a hand in front of you and say ‘two metres please’ – our volunteers will also be doing this is they feel they need to.  Look out for social distancing guidelines on the floors.

Hand-cleaning: We’ll be asking you to sanitise your hands before you enter the collection.  You’ll also find sanitiser stations near any handrails you may need to touch.

Face coverings: You must wear a face covering as you’re out in public in the museum, and we expect some of our volunteers may also choose to do this.  If you’re visiting our RFC Collection we do ask you to wear a face covering please, as well as observing social distancing; this is because the collection is in an enclosed space. We also ask that you wear a face covering in our gift-shop please.  If you’re exempt from using one under current Government guidance please just let our volunteers know.

Disposable gloves: We know some people will want to wear disposable gloves – that’s fine with us too – you’re welcome to bring along your own gloves.  Our volunteers involved in sanitising and cleaning objects will also be wearing disposable gloves.

In the collection: Our hangars are large, and airy, and we’ll be keeping the hangar doors partly open to ensure fresh air circulates during visiting times.  We’ll be asking you not to touch exhibits at the present time (if you’d like a touch-screen activated, or if you’d like signboard moved so you can take the perfect picture, please ask one of our volunteers).

Simulators: We’re not currently opening the simulators – but we’ll be keeping an eye on guidance and looking at safety measures so we can make these available again as soon as possible.

Cockpits: We’ll be making our cockpits available to sit in at the present time.  Because of the extra cleansing we’ll need to do at the present time, and the potential damage this may cause to these rare and valuable objects we’ll be rotating which ones are open to view inside.  If you do climb up to look in cockpits we’ll suggest you sanitise your hands if you touch the handrails, and we’ll be cleaning the handrails after each use.

Corridors: To ensure you don’t need to pass people in our narrowest corridor our volunteers will be using two-way radios to ensure corridors are clear before you access them.

In the gift shop: We know that the shop is an essential part of every visit, and hope you’ll want to purchase a memento of your visit.  We’ll be ensuring that only two single visitors or a visiting group are in the shop at the same time, and we will be asking you to wear a face covering in this area.  We’ll also be asking you not to handle anything unless you’re picking it up to purchase.  If you do handle anything you don’t purchase please let our volunteers know so that it can be cleaned.

Toilets: If you need to use the toilet please ask a volunteer who will be able to open the facility for you.  We will ask you to sanitise your hands before and after using the facility, and to wipe down anything you have touched.  Facilities will be regularly cleaned throughout the day by our volunteers.

Re-entry: We won’t be using stickers at the present time to show you’ve paid – but if you do need to go out and then come back in to the Collection during your visit let our shop staff know before you go out.

Food and drink: At the present time there are no picnic areas inside the Collection, although you may be able to picnic on the grassy parking area outside (depending on the weather!).  There’s a mini-supermarket just across the road if you need to buy snacks or drinks – our volunteers can direct you.

General cleaning: We’ve reviewed and significantly increased our general cleaning schedule at the present time to help keep everyone safe (very big thanks to our volunteers for enabling this to happen).

Giving feedback: We really appreciate and value your feedback, comments and suggestions, and we’ve set up a new visitor feedback email box for you to share your experiences and ideas with us. And if you’ve had a great visit and want to let people know you may also want to post online via social media, or TripAdvisor!


We hope that all these arrangements reassure you that we’re open as safely as we possibly can be.

We’re really pleased you’ll be coming in to visit, and look forward to welcoming you very soon!



Gift Aided

Adult under 65



Concession (Senior Citizens,  serving personnel of HM Forces, disabled, and students)



Child under 16 (under 5 free)



Family (2 adults plus 2 children)