490th BG Museum

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Project by Paul Razey

£270

raised so far

4

supporters

The 490th BG Athenaeum is to represent many years of dedicated commitment by a few people that are passionate about our air field history.

We're still collecting donations

On the 5th August 2020 we'd raised £270 with 4 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

We have a vision of creating a permanent home for the 490th BG which was based at Eye airfield during the WWII. We are located on that very base. By erecting a Nissen hut as the home of this project we are in keeping with the buildings used during that time period on an airfield base. Encapsulating interactive displays, artefacts, visual aids and a WWII interactive experience for school projects. Kids can stay over and experience the sounds and smells of WWII in total safety and learn on a personal level how it felt to sleep in  bunker style environment. An athenaeum, a place to learn but in a fun, interactive & structured way. Outside we envisage an aviation based children play area for physical and mental exercise, small challenges that will encourage and enhance children's physical and mental state.

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£1,000 or more

£1000 Donation

Pledge £1000 and you will be rewarded with a 49th T-Shirt, a set of 4 commemorative 490th mugs, a rare copy of 'No Man's Sky - R. C. Cline' hardback story of a B-17 Waist Gunner based on Eye airfield, complimentary tea & coffee every visit and a complimentary 2 night stay on site at Oak Lodge Retreat.

£100 or more

£100 Donation

A small gesture goes a long way, for your generous donation we will send you a commemorative 490th mug of your choice.

£250 or more

£250 Donation

Pledge £250 today and we'll reward you with a complete set of 4 commemorative mugs.

£500 or more

£500 Donation

Pledge £500 today and we'll reward you with a 490th T-Shirt, set of 4 commemorative 490th mugs, complimentary tea & coffee every visit.

£5,000 or more

£5000 Donation

Pledge £5000 and you will be rewarded witha 49th T-Shirt, a set of 4 commemorative 490th mugs, a rare copy of 'No Man's Sky - R. C. Cline' hardback story of a B-17 Waist Gunner based on Eye airfield, complimentary tea & coffee every visit, a complimentary 2 night stay on site at Oak Lodge Retreat, 1 x free use of the museum for a private event and an exclusive pair of VIP tickets to the opening night based on site.

£10,000 or more

£10,000

Pledge £5000 & you will be rewarded a 49th T-Shirt, set of 4 commemorative 490th mugs, rare copy of 'No Man's Sky - R. C. Cline' story of a B-17 Waist Gunner based on Eye airfield, complimentary tea & coffee every visit, a complimentary 2 night stay on site at Oak Lodge Retreat, 2 x free use of the museum for private events a plaque displayed with your name and appreciation inside the museum and 4 exclusive VIP tickets to the opening night

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