Supporters of Bournemouth Aviation Museum “hopeful” about future at Hurn site

HOPEFUL: David Marsh, chairman of the trustees at  Bournemouth Aviation Museum at Hurn

HOPEFUL: David Marsh, chairman of the trustees at Bournemouth Aviation Museum at Hurn

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TRUSTEES and supporters of Bournemouth Aviation Museum in Christchurch are “hopeful” a scheme to secure their future will be backed by Christchurch council.

The museum, which is situated in the Green Belt car park of the children's theme park Adventure Wonderland, opposite Bournemouth Airport, has applied for permanent use of the land, following a three-year temporary stay of execution two years ago.

In 2007, the museum, run as a charitable trust, was forced to close after the lease on their hanger and adjoining areas was not renewed by Bournemouth Airport owners.

David Marsh, the trustee dealing with the application, said: “We are hopeful.

“The signs are better than ever.

“We have been to several places in and around Christchurch and Bournemouth to look for alternative sites, but we have been unsuccessful.

“Unless we get planning permission then it is likely that we would not open beyond next year.”

He added: “I am confident that, after last time, the council will be sympathetic.”

A statement with the museum’s application says, if allowed, the trust will be able to invest further in the museum, as they are currently “mindful of the temporary nature of their presence on the site and of the need to relocate to an as yet unidentified location”.

The trustees believe a number of special circumstances weigh in their favour.

These include the necessity of their close location to the airport and the unsuccessful search for new premises.

They also believe the local heritage and educational aspects of the museum are important factors.

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4:33pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Former MEXE apprentice says...

As long as they don't want to build a supermarket they should be ok!
As long as they don't want to build a supermarket they should be ok! Former MEXE apprentice
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6:11pm Fri 31 Jan 14

sc61 says...

Former MEXE apprentice wrote:
As long as they don't want to build a supermarket they should be ok!
Unless it's Asda of course ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Former MEXE apprentice[/bold] wrote: As long as they don't want to build a supermarket they should be ok![/p][/quote]Unless it's Asda of course ;-) sc61
  • Score: 6

7:20pm Fri 31 Jan 14

fireflier says...

This is one thing where Manchester Airport Group could show a bit of community spirit and support for this area.

Instead of doing what they did previously and shunting the museum off the airport MAG, just using the land for an underutilised car park, they could provide a permanent home for Bournemouth Aviation Museum.

Might even get them a bit of good publicity to offset against the adverse press achieved with their 'no set down' policy and unpopular £2.50 minimim set down charge.
This is one thing where Manchester Airport Group could show a bit of community spirit and support for this area. Instead of doing what they did previously and shunting the museum off the airport MAG, just using the land for an underutilised car park, they could provide a permanent home for Bournemouth Aviation Museum. Might even get them a bit of good publicity to offset against the adverse press achieved with their 'no set down' policy and unpopular £2.50 minimim set down charge. fireflier
  • Score: 8

8:22pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Townee says...

This is wanted by a lot of people and I'm sure it is an attraction for holiday makers.
Let them have it and let them expand so we have something to be proud of.
This is wanted by a lot of people and I'm sure it is an attraction for holiday makers. Let them have it and let them expand so we have something to be proud of. Townee
  • Score: 5

11:09pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Yankee1 says...

fireflier wrote:
This is one thing where Manchester Airport Group could show a bit of community spirit and support for this area.

Instead of doing what they did previously and shunting the museum off the airport MAG, just using the land for an underutilised car park, they could provide a permanent home for Bournemouth Aviation Museum.

Might even get them a bit of good publicity to offset against the adverse press achieved with their 'no set down' policy and unpopular £2.50 minimim set down charge.
Not a hope. They could care less about PR.
[quote][p][bold]fireflier[/bold] wrote: This is one thing where Manchester Airport Group could show a bit of community spirit and support for this area. Instead of doing what they did previously and shunting the museum off the airport MAG, just using the land for an underutilised car park, they could provide a permanent home for Bournemouth Aviation Museum. Might even get them a bit of good publicity to offset against the adverse press achieved with their 'no set down' policy and unpopular £2.50 minimim set down charge.[/p][/quote]Not a hope. They could care less about PR. Yankee1
  • Score: 3

6:36am Sat 1 Feb 14

Phixer says...

Yankee1 wrote:
fireflier wrote:
This is one thing where Manchester Airport Group could show a bit of community spirit and support for this area.

Instead of doing what they did previously and shunting the museum off the airport MAG, just using the land for an underutilised car park, they could provide a permanent home for Bournemouth Aviation Museum.

Might even get them a bit of good publicity to offset against the adverse press achieved with their 'no set down' policy and unpopular £2.50 minimim set down charge.
Not a hope. They could care less about PR.
They've done agood job with the viewing area at Manchester - but I don't think MAN has a drop/rip-off charge.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fireflier[/bold] wrote: This is one thing where Manchester Airport Group could show a bit of community spirit and support for this area. Instead of doing what they did previously and shunting the museum off the airport MAG, just using the land for an underutilised car park, they could provide a permanent home for Bournemouth Aviation Museum. Might even get them a bit of good publicity to offset against the adverse press achieved with their 'no set down' policy and unpopular £2.50 minimim set down charge.[/p][/quote]Not a hope. They could care less about PR.[/p][/quote]They've done agood job with the viewing area at Manchester - but I don't think MAN has a drop/rip-off charge. Phixer
  • Score: 3

6:43am Sat 1 Feb 14

Phixer says...

With such a major and diverse aviation heritage, it is important that the history of this area is celebrated.

Maybe an irritant with CBC is naming the museum 'Bournemouth' aviation museum.

US museums tend to combine static exhibits with their airworthy cousons, providing a much better experience and support. Somewhere in the Hurn NW trading estate would be ideal to provide a much needed all-weather attraction for the tourists.
With such a major and diverse aviation heritage, it is important that the history of this area is celebrated. Maybe an irritant with CBC is naming the museum 'Bournemouth' aviation museum. US museums tend to combine static exhibits with their airworthy cousons, providing a much better experience and support. Somewhere in the Hurn NW trading estate would be ideal to provide a much needed all-weather attraction for the tourists. Phixer
  • Score: 3

9:48am Mon 3 Feb 14

dobrojoe says...

Phixer wrote:
With such a major and diverse aviation heritage, it is important that the history of this area is celebrated.

Maybe an irritant with CBC is naming the museum 'Bournemouth' aviation museum.

US museums tend to combine static exhibits with their airworthy cousons, providing a much better experience and support. Somewhere in the Hurn NW trading estate would be ideal to provide a much needed all-weather attraction for the tourists.
Phixer wrote:
"Maybe an irritant with CBC is naming the museum 'Bournemouth' aviation museum."


It is opposite Bournemouth Airport NOT Christchurch Airport
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: With such a major and diverse aviation heritage, it is important that the history of this area is celebrated. Maybe an irritant with CBC is naming the museum 'Bournemouth' aviation museum. US museums tend to combine static exhibits with their airworthy cousons, providing a much better experience and support. Somewhere in the Hurn NW trading estate would be ideal to provide a much needed all-weather attraction for the tourists.[/p][/quote]Phixer wrote: "Maybe an irritant with CBC is naming the museum 'Bournemouth' aviation museum." It is opposite Bournemouth Airport NOT Christchurch Airport dobrojoe
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