British Balloon and Airship Club (BBAC)
The British Balloon Museum and Library is affiliated to the BBAC, the regulatory body of UK ballooning. The membership includes pilots from the UK and the world, and is open to all with an interest in ballooning.
Airship Heritage Trust
The Trust is a charitable volunteer-run organisation based in the UK aiming to promote the interest and study in the history of airships and lighter than air travel, along with the preservation of Cardington airship station and its principal buildings. The AHT is affiliated to the BBM&L.
The only worldwide body catering solely for people interested in powered lighter-than-air aviation, with currently around 500 members world-wide.
They are the oldest museums association in the world, set up in 1889. They have over 7,500 individual members, over 260 corporate members and approximately 600 institutional members
Addressing the needs of the growing Independent Museum sector.
British Association of Friends of Museums
The BAFM is an independent organisation established in 1973 for Friends, volunteers and supporters in museums, galleries and heritage sites representing more than 200,000 Friends and Volunteers across the UK. It offers a friendly and practical network of support from people with first-hand experience of running Friends organisations, acts as a clearing house for common problems and their solutions, and is a central source of information about Friends for Friends.
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST)
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust is a registered charity formed in November 1993 to save Farnborough’s historic Main Site from wholesale demolition. This site, which has become surplus to Ministry of Defence requirements, includes the 8ft x 6ft transonic and 24ft low speed tunnels. FAST plans to turn the site into an Aerospace museum, dedicated to the future of aerospace research which will be constantly updated with the latest in aerospace technology.
Aviation Heritage UK
Aviation Heritage UK, originally formed as The British Aircraft Preservation Council (BAPC) in 1967, is the national body for the preservation of aviation related items. It is a voluntary staffed organisation which undertakes a representation, co-ordination and enabling role.
Old Warden and the Shuttleworth Collection is a private, unlicensed aerodrome, situated in a rural area. The airfield is not inspected daily and the manoeuvring area is uneven, so please exercise caution.Old Warden and the Shuttleworth Collection is a private, unlicensed aerodrome, situated in a rural area. The airfield is not inspected daily and the manoeuvring area is uneven, so please exercise caution.
Royal Air Force Museum
The Royal Air Force Museum holds one of the finest collections of military aircraft, covering the period from the First World War to the advent of the V-Bomber Force. Amongst the exhibits is a section which includes military ballooning and its history, and an airship gondola from Nulli Secundus. The Museum occupies two public sites at Hendon in North London, and Cosford in Shropshire, West Midlands.
The Science Museum has a significant collection based at South Kensington and Wroughton. Included are articles of balloon and airship related items including Red Dragon, an American Piccard balloon.
Cameron Balloons Limited
The BBM&L have an extensive selection of artifacts in a display near the reception of Cameron Balloons Ltd in Bristol. The public are welcome to view these but it is best to telephone first on +44 (0)117 9637216.
The Zebedee List
The Zebedee List, updated monthly, has details of hundreds of lighter than air equipment for sale, from whole balloons or airships, to envelopes, baskets, burners or trailers. These are for sale world wide, from all sorts of manufacturers, sizes and ages.
National Balloon Museum of America
Located in Indianola, IN, the museum (free entry!) chronicles over 200 years of ballooning history.