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First Wing Historical Center

First Wing Historical Center

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First Wing Historical Center

Discovery & entertainment - Beauvechain

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Address

Rue Longue
1320 Beauvechain
Phone : 
+3224425293
Phone : 
+3224425246

Website

musee.1wing.free.fr
Accessibility :
Yes

Opening hours

Each first and third Sunday of the month, from 1:30 to 6pm or by appointment. Closed between Christmas and New Year.

Description

The museum at Beauvechain airbase is a must-see for military and aviation history enthusiasts!

The 1 Wing Historical Centre (1WHC) retraces the aerodrome's history from the 1930s to today. Aircraft, engines (also instructional ones), vehicles, uniforms and a host of historical artefacts from this period.

The premises is especially significant because it is the old De Waersegger farm, occupied and converted by the Germans in 1940, then by the allies in October 1944, and finally by the Belgian Air force in 1946. The museum has been on these premises since 1988 and is therefore celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Max. capacity

100

Localisation

Amenities
  • Cafeteria
  • Parking
  • Coach park
  • Toilets
Tour languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
Category
  • Discovery categories
    • Museum/Interpretation centre
    • Built heritage
      • Historic site
    • Remembrance tourism (military heritage,...)
Spoken languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
Appraisals
  • Unusual
Museum Thematic
  • History
  • Military history
  • Technologies and industries