The Hangar Y - First Air Museum


The Hangar Y was the first Air Museum in the world

At the end of the First World War, the Hangar Y site became the first Air Museum in the world. It allows the public to discover the treasures of aeronautics and their role in the defense strategy of the armies.

After being relocated for 10 years, the museum's collections returned to the Chalais-Meudon site in 1946. They were kept there until 1973, when the Air Museum moved permanently to the Le Bourget site.

As of March 2023, the Hangar Y will renew with its history by proposing a cultural program at the crossroads of arts and sciences.

Image credits: Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine), Air Museum (inaugurated in 1921). Interior view with the Air Union transport plane "Ile de France", November 20, 1955 © akg-images