ON FRDAY THE 1ST OF MARCH 2013 THE SHACKLETON AND AVIATION MUSEUM RECEIVED A LETTER FROM LIMAVADY BOROUGH COUNCIL WITH NO PRIOR WARNING TO VACATE THE MUSEUM BUILDING OWNED BY COUNCIL AT MAGILLIGAN POINT. lIMAVADY COUNCILORS VOTED BY A MAJORITY IN 2010 TO LEASE THE BUILDING TO US FOR A PERIOD OF 9 MONTHS STARTING ON 1ST JULY 2010 AND ENDING ON THE 31ST OF MARCH 2011. AT THE END OF THIS PERIOD A REQUEST FOR AN EXTENDED CONTRACT WAS IGNORED BUT WE WERE NOT TOLD TO LEAVE THE BUILDING. IN REALITY WE WERE ENCOURAGED TO STAY IN THE BUILDING BY COUNCIL HELPING TOURISM IN THE LOCAL AREA. WE ARE NOW IN THE PROCESS OF DISMANTLING THE MUSEUM AT MUCH DISTRESS BUT WILL HONOUR THE COMITMENT OF OUR SUPPORTERS TO FIND A NEW LOCATION.
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HARRY FERGUSON MAGILLIGAN 1910
MK I AVRO SHACKLETON RAF BALLYKELLY 1953
The Shackleton Aviation Museum has been in operation since July 2010 and has provided exceptional service to the genreral public including schools, societies, and community groups
Tempoary museum now being prepared at Garage Ring 02877769807 MOB 07598706651
SHACKLETON AVIATION AND SPACE MUSEUMKLETON AVIATION AN
The museum coveres the early history of aviation in Ireland from 1909 until the present day highlighting those who featured in the County of Londonderry and also across the Island of Ireland. We also cover the history of aviation in Two World Wars involving airmen from across the Globe who were stationed here at 22 airfields in Northern Ireland. The NATO forces from Italy, Norway, Holland, Germany, Portugal, France, Canada, and America who were stationed at Ballykelly in Co Londonderry during The Cold War from 1952 until 1971. The Royal Air Force involment during The Northern Ireland Troubles from 1956-2010 and the Irish Coast Guard Air Sea Rescue Services .