Back on track today with some aircraft! Being away for the week and only an hour or so from the Avro centre on the old Woodford airfield, near Stockport, I made the most of the opportunity and went for a look. The airfield itself is in the hands of developers and is gradually becoming a large housing estate which is a shame but off in one corner is this heritage site in a modern new building which is worth a visit if you have an interest in aviation generally and Avro in particular.
The museum building is not massive so pride exhibit, Avro Vulcan XM603, sits outside. This make maintenance harder but does give the chance to get some reasonable pictures and as a bonus it is the only Vulcan in the world wearing the anti flash white paint scheme.
Inside the museum there is a general history of Avro witha timeline of aircraft that it built together with some fuselage sections including that of a Lancaster, possibly the most famous Avro product. It seems unlikely that the museum will ever have a full size Lancaster but it is in the throes of acquiring what was effectively its final development, the griffon engined Avro Shackleton.