Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are planning on travelling distance to attractions, we would recommend that you contact the venues directly in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you, or any of your party have a new persistant cough, or develop a fever of 38C, we would instead advise you to use the NHS's dedicated website for professional advice.

Barton Aerodrome Heritage

The visitors centre was first opened in 1992 by the vision and determined efforts of Mike Edwards, later to become the Chairman of Lancashire Aero Club. The local branch of the Bomber Command Association has had a long association with Barton Aerodrome. They are represented on the committee and many of the artefacts in our small museum are on long term loan from the BCA. B.A.H.S. is a charity based organisation set up in 2007 to continue the operation of the visitors centre. It is operated by volunteers acting as museum curators and tour guides.We hope to encourage people to visit the airfield and use its facilities as well as preserve the history of the airfield and Lancashire Aero Club who were, for many years, based here. We carry out guided tours and educational visits for schools, clubs and youth organisations free of charge and ask only that you consider making a small donation. (The Society relies solely on donations, be that artefacts for the museum or hard cash towards the upkeep and has no direct source of income). A typical tour will cover the history of the airfield, taking you through our listed buildings and showing points of interest and some introductory education on how aeroplanes fly. Depending on operational requirements it may also be possible to visit the control tower and look round the Fire and Rescue equipment. After the tour you can relax and take refreshments in Melvin’s Bar (The Clubhouse).

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