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Newark Air Museum

The Airfield, Winthorpe, Newark, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY
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Newark Air Museum

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Welcome to Newark Air Museum
One of the largest volunteer run aviation museums in the U.K.

Newark Air Museum is a VAQAS registered venue and an Accredited Museum, which is located on the former World War II airfield of Winthorpe in eastern Nottinghamshire. Its diverse collection of more than 74 aircraft and cockpit sections covers the history of aviation, the aircraft on display include 13 (thirteen) National Benchmark aircraft; 34 (thirty-four) Significant aircraft and 21 (twenty-one) Noteworthy aircraft as listed in the National Aviation Heritage Register.

The museum is a registered charity (No.256434) that first opened to the public more than forty years ago in April 1973. Over the years its collection has grown to become one of the largest volunteer managed aviation museums in Great Britain. Open 361 days of the year the museum now has extensive under cover displays, including two aircraft display halls that house more than 48 aircraft and helicopters. This means that visitors can find something to see or do whatever the weather.

In addition the aircraft the museum displays a diverse display of aviation artefacts and a collection of more than thirty aero engines. On site there is an excellent Café and an extensive Shop, which was once described as “An Aviation Enthusiasts Dream!”

Each year the museum organises and hosts a diverse range of Special Event Days, details of which are regularly updated on the museum’s website. This includes the annual Cockpit-Fest event, which attracts visiting displays of aircraft cockpits from across the UK and sometimes Europe; Bi-annual reunion events like Tribute to the V-Force; three times a year it hosts Aeroboot / Aerojumble aviation and avionics sales; and special open cockpit days.

Newark Air Museum appeals to a wide range of people, including: retired grand parents and their grandchildren; a lot of families groups; visits from special interest groups; and is also used for reunion events.

Education visits are a regular feature in the museum diary and in 2012 the museum was invited to join a new education programme, which is scheduled to run for three years under the guidance of Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire and the arts Council England. As part of this programme the museum offers various facilitated visits, including:

The History based World War II / Evacuation offer that focuses on a schoolboy who was evacuated from Sheffield in September 1939; The Science based Principles of Flight activity that explores the forces and simple structure that enable planes to fly: and also the broader topic of aircraft and helicopters as a method of transportation.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult with 'Gift Aid Donation'£9.90 per ticket
Adult without 'Gift Aid Donation'£9.00 per ticket
Child with 'Gift Aid Donation'£4.95 per ticket
Child without 'Gift Aid Donation'£4.50 per ticket
Family price with 'Gift Aid Donation'£26.40 per ticket
Family price without 'Gift Aid Donation'£24.00 per ticket
Over 60's ticket with 'Gift Aid Donation'£8.80 per ticket
Over 60's ticket without 'Gift Aid Donation'£8.00 per ticket

Admission Charges. You can make a Gift Aid Donation as an alternative to normal admissions for accessing the museum. With this new option the Gift Aided Donation includes a 90p, 80p or 70p voucher to spend in the Museum Café.

Appointments are preferred for Group [15 plus people] visits, although not essential and a party rate booking information pack is available on application.

Family Ticket - 2 adults and 3 children

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Facilities

Other

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Some
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Some
  • Groups Accepted - Special rates for parties of 10 plus
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Opening Times

Newark Air Museum - Opening (2 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - SundayOpen

* November to February daily 10:00 – 16:00 hours (including weekends & Bank Holidays).
March to October daily 10:00 – 17:00 (including weekends & Bank Holidays).
Last admission one hour before closing time i.e. 15:00 and 16:00

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