The Shackleton and Aviation Museum Ballykelly County Londonderry a history of aviation at RAF Ballykelly and across Ireland from the earliest civillian flights in 1910 to the first military flights in 1913. The museum has been in operation since July 2010 and has provided exceptional service to the genreral public including schools, societies, and community groups with digital presentations and walking tours of the local forrest and Lough Foyle area
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THE PURPOSE OF OUR CHARITY AVIATION MUSEUM
The establishment and maintenance of an aviation museum for the collection, preservation, conversation, restoration, explanation, interpretation, and display of artifacts,memorabilia, maps, historical records, books, photographs,and other documents;
The organising of meetings,lectures, classes, exibitions, and other forms of education and enlightment.
The direct benefits, which flow from this purpose, include improved public knowledge of Sir Ernest Shackleton, RAF Ballykelly and its connection with the Battle of the Atlantic, early aviation history in Ireland to the present day which includes the names of Joseph Cordner, Harry Ferguson. Amelia Earhart, General Balbo, the American Astronaut Jim Irwin, and Richard Branson giving the public an overall improved access to educational resources on the history, culture, and heritage of aviation in Ireland
SHACKLETON FOREST AND LOUGH WALKING TOURS MOUNTAIN BIKING LEARN THE AVIATION HISTORY ENJOY NATURES AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY FREE FROM TRAFFIC ENQUIRIES TO NORMAN THORPE 02877769807 MOB 07894857222
5 AIRFIELDS IN CO LONDONDERRY RAF MAYDOWN HMS SHRIKE/ RAF EGLINTON HMS GANNETT/ RAF BALLYKELLY HMS SEA LION/ RAF LIMAVADY RN/ RAF MULLAGHMORE USAAF STATION 240/ RAF TOOMEBRIDGE USAAF STATION 236
A A NORTHERN IRELAND REGISTERED CHARITY
A VERY WARM WELCOME TO THE NORTH WEST'S ONLY AVIATION MUSEUM. WE ARE THE CUSTODIANS OF DOCUMENTS PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTIFACTS OF LOCAL AVIATION HISTORY MILLITARY AND CIVILLIAN
THE AVRO SHACKLETON RAF BALLYKELLY 1952-1971 AND NAMED BY ITS DESIGNER ROY CHADWICK IN MEMORY OF THE IRISH POLAR EXPLORER SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON
A HISTORY OF AVIATION IN IRELAND
Half an hours drive to our golden beaches at Benone and Downhill and our second largest city at Derry/Londonderry and Donegal .