ABOUT THE MUSEUM
It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the death of Mary Stopes-Roe.
Mary Stopes-Roe was born in 1927, the second child of Sir Barnes Wallis. Mary married her late husband Harry Stopes-Roe (son of the birth control pioneer Marie Stopes, and nephew of the Alliott Verdon Roe) in 1948. She is survived by four children, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mary was a great supporter of the museum, visiting us on several occasions and most significantly the star attraction along with Johnny Johnson at our Dambuster event in April last year. Who can forget the standing ovation by the 500 attendees she and Johnny received when entering the Concorde hangar at the Runway Viewing Park event.
The Avro Heritage Museum is situated on the site of the old Woodford Airfield. The current museum site was donated by BAE Systems when the airfield and Aircraft assembly plant was closed down. The airfield fire station building has been converted into a state of the art museum and was handed over to the Avro Heritage Trust in May 2015. It opened to the public on November 13th 2015.
Normal opening days are Friday/Saturday/Sunday.
We will be open Bank Holiday Monday.
For further details of Opening Times and Charges go to > Museum Opening Times