Trenchard Museum

Trenchard Museum

Trenchard Museum The museum aims to preserve and display items that relate to the history of Royal Air Force Halton. It has been named in honour of Lord Trenchard, the father of the Royal Air Force, who also founded the Aircraft Apprentice scheme with which the name of Halton has become synonymous. It was opened by his grandson, the Viscount Trenchard, on 26 June 1999. The museum is open every Tuesday from 1000 to 1600 hours and by arrangement, on request. Please feel free to bring your friends and family.

Cool Aeronautics

Cool Aeronautics are one or half day events organised by the Trenchard Museum, RAF Halton in conjunction with the careers and educational team of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

They are designed for school groups aged 9 - 10 ( year 5 ) and include talks on Aerospace and Aviation with interactive workshops promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Introductory Talk: Exciting life of an RAF Typhoon Jet Fighter Pilot
Learn how to fly on a high tech Flight Simulator
How do aeroplanes fly?
Wind Tunnel Aerodynamics
How aircraft engines work - Suck! Squeeze! Bang! Blow!
Understand Cockpit Instruments
Navigation - Plot a course
Introduction to using Hand Tools
Make and take home a Model Plane
Create Electronic Circuits and launch flying wings
History of Flight
Commemorate the Battle of Britain and direct Spitfires in the Control Room
Be aWireless Operator - send your message around the world
Future Careers in Engineering and Aerospace
and MORE ! ! !


Morning or afternoon session for 10 to 30 children
Simply book a time and date to suit your school.

To Contact us Email: put for the attention of the Cool Aeronautics Team.

Cool Aeronautics

Aeronautics objective

Working with Royal Aeronautical Society to promote aerospace and aviation to a new generation under the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) umbrella!

Cool Aeronautics events are free to attend and offer a fantastic opportunity for young people – the new generation – to meet inspirational people from across the industry and to engage with aerospace themed activities that are relevant to the current KS2 National Curriculum.

These events are designed for school groups Year 5 (age 9/10) and Year 6 (aged 10/11), and include talks on Aerospace and Aviation with interactive workshops promoting the STEM subjects. For more details see the Cool Aeronautics Link on our About Us Page on our Museum Website.

All other enquires put for the attention of Francis Hanford

Trenchard Museum
Royal Air Force Halton
Buckinghamshire HP22 5PG

Tel: 01296 656841

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