The Main Hangar is at the heart of the Museum and is the place where you will find an amazingly diverse range of exhibits. In winter time, the hangar provides shelter for as many of the Museum’s aircraft as it is possible to accommodate, while in summertime, some of the aircraft move outside and we create interesting exhibitions for visitors.
This means that, whether you visit in winter or summertime, you will always find something interesting happening inside the Hangar
About The Museum’s T2 Hangar
The Museum’s main hangar is an original Type T2 Hangar, designed in the 1940’s to an air ministry specification. As aircraft dimensions grew, with the advent of multi engined heavy bombers, a larger hangar was needed to accommodate the huge wing spans of these aircraft.
T2 Hangars were the result of this order, designed to have a single span, sliding doors that easily open, with a large open space to shelter large aircraft.
Thankfully, they were also designed to be transportable and re-constructed on a new location if need be. Which meant that when the Museum needed a hangar to shelter the aircraft collection and Halifax Friday the 13th, a T2 Hangar was the objective.