- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Aviation Museum will close at the end of the month.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/28qmPQC) that the museum, home to a collection of 38 aircraft, will charge no admission until it closes June 30. The museum has operated on Richmond International Airport property since 1991.

The museum says in a statement that the building that houses the museum, a hangar that was built in 1987, has “reached the end of its useful life.” Museum spokeswoman Chrissy Caldwell says attempts to find a new structure have been unsuccessful and problems with climate control and the structure itself has forced the closure.

The museum’s 38 aircraft, which include everything from reproductions of the Wright brothers’ aircraft to the F-14 Tomcat, will be relocated to an undetermined location.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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