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Amy Johnson: A Life in Pictures

This exhibition includes a selection of images from the unique and beautiful photographic memoir, 'Amy Johnson: A Life in Pictures', which was published in 2016 on the 75th Anniversary of her death.

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Museum of Land Speed

A Pioneering Aviatrix

Amy Johnson was born in Hull on 1 July 1903, becoming one of the first truly international celebrities almost overnight, after her incredible solo flight from the UK to Australia in 1930.


In 1933, while married to Jim Mollison, she and her husband took off from Pendine Sands aiming to become the first married couple to cross the Atlantic. This story is told elsewhere in the Museum.


Amy would go on to break many aviation records before losing her life in serving her country while flying for the Air Transport Auxiliary in 1941.


This exhibition tells the story of her remarkable life through a wonderful collection of contemporary photographs drawn from a wide range of sources.